Sunday, July 27, 2014

Eat healthy On The GO

Drive-Through Done Right

Sometimes eating on the fly is a fact of life. Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that fast food accounts for more than 15 percent of daily calories for people in their twenties and thirties. If your busy schedule calls for the occasional grab-and-go meal, This might  help. Our cheat sheet identifies two safe bets for lunch or dinner at 10 of the most popular chains. With these menu picks, which each have 480 calories or fewer and are low in artery-clogging saturated fat, you can eat burgers, tacos, and fries guilt-free.


  • Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and low-fat balsamic vinaigrette plus Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait; 375 calories, 9.5g fat (4g saturated)
  • Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap plus small french fries; 480 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated)

Taco Bell

  • Fresco Steak Burrito Supreme plus black beans; 430 calories, 10.5g fat (3g saturated)
  • Fresco Chicken Soft Taco plus Pintos 'n' Cheese; 330 calories, 10.5g fat (4g saturated)

Dunkin' Donuts

  • Egg White Veggie Wake-Up Wrap plus hash browns; 350 calories, 18g fat (4.5g saturated)
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich on an English muffin; 390 calories, 23g fat (3.5g saturated)


  • 6" Subway Club on 9-Grain Wheat Bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cucumbers, and Sweet Onion Sauce plus apple slices; 445 calories, 4.5g fat (1.5g saturated)
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Salad with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, olives, and cucumbers with honey-mustard dressing plus Yogurt Parfait; 400 calories, 6g fat (1.5g saturated)
  • Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box (hummus, grilled chicken, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and pita bread) plus a banana; 380 calories, 7g fat (1.2g saturated)
  • Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl (grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, greens, and quinoa with chile vinaigrette) plus Seasonal Harvest Fruit Blend; 450 calories, 15g fat (2.5g saturated)

  • 3 Barbacoa (braised beef) Tacos on soft corn tortillas with lettuce and tomato salsa; 405 calories, 10g fat (2.5g saturated)
  • Vegetarian Burrito Bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, and roasted chili-corn salsa; 385 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated)

  • Large Chili plus Garden Side Salad (no croutons) with fat-free French dressing 375 calories, 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
  • Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich plus apple slices 440 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated)

  • Half Smoked Turkey Breast on Artisan Whole Grain Loaf plus Low-Fat Garden Vegetable with Pesto Soup (from the You Pick Two Menu); 320 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated)
  • Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad (no bacon) plus Baked Lays Potato Chips; 430 calories, 17g fat (2.5g saturated)

Burger King
  • Whopper Jr. (no mayo) plus Value-Sized Onion Rings; 410 calories, 18g fat (5.5g saturated)
  • Veggie Burger plus apple slices; 440 calories, 16g fat (2.5g saturated)

  • 4 Hot Wings plus Sweet Kernel Corn; 380 calories, 16.5g fat (4g saturated)

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Today I want to address something that I think is pretty foundational for Happiness ,

 If you want to be happy, you have to decide that you are going to focus some of your energy on you–just you. You have to decide what makes you happy.

We have to take care of ourselves first before we can take care of other people. We can’t spread happiness or kindness with everyone else if we aren’t feeling it ourselves, and we definitely can’t be expecting other people to pull us out of the doldrums. We have to look out for number one.

Now, I’m not talking about being selfish at the expense of hurting loved ones or promoting negativity toward specific activities or people. And I’m definitely not suggesting that we all go abandon our responsibilities at work, home, school, etc. or to fly to a tropical island for a cocktail. (Though I would be willing to do that if anyone wants to foot the bill…) hehe
What I think we all need to do is stop for a second and ask: “What have I done for myself   today?”
Remember Happiness is not a fitness goal..It is a By-Product of taking care of yourself!

~battle on~