July 2011

July 2011

Following up on last months talk about Obesity and the need for Exercise, we would like to offer some suggestions on diet. On the road frequently means stops for fast food. Fortunately you can find nutritious options at several fast food restaurants if you order wisely. Select fast food places like Subway or Quiznos for sandwiches made on whole grain bread with lean meat and plenty of veggies. Salads are an option at many fast food restaurants, but avoid salads covered with tortilla chips, deep fried meat, and covered in dressing. Convenience stores are not a good choice for meal times. Use convenience stores to grab a quick snack. You may even be able to find a piece of fresh fruit, a bag of nuts, or a high fiber granola bar to satisfy your hunger. Steer clear of the candy aisle, potato chips, and fountain drinks. Pack a cooler filled with healthy snacks to not only save your wallet, but also provide healthy food and drinks while on the road. Some good snack choices include fresh cut fruits/vegetables, string cheese, whole grain crackers, mixed nuts, and mini sandwiches made with peanut butter or lean meat on whole grain bread. Choose bottled water and fruit juices over soda and carbonated drinks.