Protein On The Go
Whether you lead a busy lifestyle or want to enjoy a nice vacation, getting enough protein might seem like a problem.
Meeting your daily needs is easy enough when you’re at home, but what if you have to eat a meal outdoor? Or what if you’re constantly in motion and rarely find yourself taking a break?
To help you with that, we’ve put together this post, outlining four effective tactics for getting more protein on the go.
Let’s see what they are.
- Pick The High-Protein Options On The Menu
Restaurants have vastly different menus, and it’s not always easy to navigate it and make the best choices, especially while on vacation in another town or country. So, when you’re in doubt, go for the proven protein sources:
- Fish and seafood
- Cottage cheese
Loading up on these foods is excellent because you cut back on calories, get lots of protein for your buck, and feel more satiated for hours after that meal.
You can also add other safe choices to the protein source, like a simple salad with a dressing.
- Load Up On Protein Powder
There is no substitute for whole foods - we know that. It’s always best to get your protein from whole foods instead of supplements. But, sometimes, supplements can be incredibly helpful in allowing you to get more of certain nutrients. This fully applies to getting more protein while you’re in motion.
The reason is, protein powders offer lots of the essential muscle-building nutrient and are incredibly easy to consume. All you have to do is put a scoop or two in a shaker bottle and put that in your bag.
As you’re out and about, you can add some water to the protein powder, shake it well, and drink it in a few seconds.
- Make Better Choices At The Supermarket
Whether you’re on vacation and have found yourself in a supermarket or are looking to get more protein-rich foods, this tip is invaluable.
Load up on simple and convenient protein snacks and foods like:
- Cottage cheese
- Nuts and seeds
- Protein bars
- Beef sticks
Getting more of these foods allows you to get more protein while on vacation and prepare simple snacks you can take with you outside.
- Carry Some Easy and Convenient Protein With You
Carrying foods and snacks might seem obsessive and over-the-top, but it isn’t. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. First, you have foods you can eat when hunger strikes, so you don’t have to compromise and get unhealthy foods on the go. Second, it tends to be cheaper, and you get to save some money on eating outside.
Here are some great options:
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Overnight oatmeal in a container
- Protein bars (homemade or store-bought)
- Protein powder in a shaker bottle
No matter where you are, all you have to do is take the food out of your bag and enjoy it. How great is that?
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