How Do I Handle Snacks and Meals Best While Traveling?
Jake: Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake and here is your nutrition tip of the day. I’m here with Dr. P answering your questions.
Okay, this is a great one because I’m involved in this one too, I do a lot of traveling. How do we structure our days with meals and snacks?
Dr. P.: Meals and snacks, traveling, events – forecasting. Forecasting is so important because, like, in your day, with your business, you set up ritual patterns to make sure that you create tipping points of action.
So ritual patterns are very important. And as you forecast, you’re really looking at a schedule. So as you would write out your schedule for your business, day write out your schedule for your nutrition pattern.
So if you have business meetings, you know how you have a business meeting at 10 o’clock. Make sure you have your fruit with you.
Jake: Why do you like fruit before a business meeting?
Dr. P.: It’s a quick energy spike – a hundred calories and sugar basically in any fruit. It helps cognitive focus, so you stay on point.
Jake: Do not under eat. Talk about that.
Dr. P.: Calories. Calories are heat energy units. That’s the scientific definition of the calorie in our metabolism. It’s not a fast or slow thing like you talk about. It’s actually a hot or cold mechanism. So honestly, if you don’t eat enough heat, you can’t use fat efficiently as energy
Don’t be afraid of food. Food is not adversarial. If you talk to any athlete, they’ll all tell you 80% kitchen, 20% gym.
Because training breaks you down, it creates a catabolic event. And then your nutrition repairs that. That’s your anabolic event. So physiques, and you’ve heard this little phrase, physiques are made in the kitchen and the bedroom. Right? Anabolic events are tissue repair.
Food program creates that physique and change in performance improvement.
Athletes will tell you their training breaks them, down their kitchen rebuilds them. Take your snacks with you, forecast, plan. Like know what convenience snacks are available.
Put them in your briefcase, put them in your backpack, put them in your purse and have your snacks. Do not under eat on the road because after that business meeting, everybody goes to dinner. You’re going to dive into the bread basket
“Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit! Don’t quit! Have a great day!”
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