Re: Work is damaging my diet... Help!
I make smoothies/protein shakes most days for breakfast. I just really, really enjoy them! To make mine, I use a scoop of whey protein powder (vanilla or strawberry flavored usually, but make sure to get one that isn't high in sugar. I also go for about 25 grams of protein per serving), at least one full cup of mixed berries, a cup of skim milk, and one packet of crystal light energy powder. It's delicious and gives me a good energy boost in the morning. It's also a good sized portion for breakfast since it makes a pretty big smoothie (fills up a tall glass completely). I like to use frozen berries to make the smoothie cold and thicker. Of course there are many ways you can make them... some people don't eat any artificial sweeteners at all, so you wouldn't want to use a crystal light packet. I personally find that it tastes good without them too! If you want something more snack-sized that isn't a full meal, try skipping the protein powder. There are so many options. I also like using vanilla protein powder, milk, one banana, and a scoop of natural peanut butter to make a smoothie. It's very good!
Definitely don't let work hurt your health. I completely understand how work can make eating right difficult, but that isn't fair to your body. I try to pack foods ahead of time for me to take to work. I don't really care to go out for lunch because most of the options around here aren't healthy, and some days there isn't time for a lunch break. I like to take organic salad with me to work and keep it in the fridge here. I also pack apples and other fruits quite often. Then I just add in some chicken or turkey to my salad and I have a good lunch. Planning the night before makes it SO much easier!