Did this title throw you off? Most people are surprised when they hear that nutrition professionals eat fast food. Whenever I tell people what I do for a living, they usually make it a point to tell me how healthy they eat or to tell me that they really try to eat “good” the majority of the time. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret….I have never judged someone for what they eat. In fact, I am more likely to judge someone for what they don’t eat!
The reality is life happens. I am a mom of 3 very active boys all with their own activities. Between chauffeuring them from school and sports, going to grad school, completing my internship, and building my business – I am busy! There are plenty of times that I eat in my car on the go.
Yes, the reality is that fast food isn’t the best option, BUT it is a better option than not eating. If your options are fast food or no food – fast food is going to be the best option. Going without food is terrible for your blood sugar, zaps your energy, and is honestly completely unnecessary! We live in a world where we have demonized food so badly that people believe that not eating is better than eating from a drive-thru…it’s not.
One of the best things about Metabolism Makeover is learning how to eat under any circumstance. Once you understand how to eat PHFF, you can feel confident with choosing foods wherever you are! Whether that is at home, family events, potlucks, little league games, dive bars, restaurants, gas stations, or even fast food restaurants.
One of my favorite things is teaching people practical tools to help them confidently make these food choices for themselves.
So this is what I would order at McDonald’s and why…
Keeping collagen packets in your car is a great way to help support your protein needs in a pinch. Adding a packet of collagen to your coffee can offer you around 7-10 more grams of protein depending on the brand. I personally love the Further Food brand!
When you understand how your body works, and what different nutrients do for you, you will realize that grabbing fast food isn’t something you need to spend time worrying about. Remember – no one food or meal is going to make you unhealthy, or “ruin” your hard work. Feeding your body is the priority! I’m here to help you feel confident about how you do that and ease any anxiety that you may have surrounding food choices.
If this helps, be sure to let me know over at @TheMomminNutritionist
-Your MM Coach, Brianna
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