For those of us – of all ages – that care about staying in shape, it is absolutely not only about hitting the gym regularly. It requires continuous attention to what goes in your mouth – at mealtime and in between meals; whether you are at home, or away for business or pleasure. As someone who travels often for business, I have by now figured out ways to eat healthy when on the road…for breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott there are a few options that I will select from – one of which is the single serving of Special K Cereal.
On a recent morning while away I looked at the cereal selection and saw Special K, but it had a purple cover, not the original red and white one. “Can I take a look at the Special K please?” I asked the woman at the counter. She handed me the round single serving box and I began to read the calories, the protein, the carbs – “AHHHHHH!” I gasped as I dropped the box like a hot potato! The woman looked at me as if I were nuts. “SIXTY-FOUR CARBS???”I said. No f’ing way! (I didn’t say that.)
They were all out of the original Special K, and all out of Cheerios which both have only 26 carbs/serving. Hmmm. Guess I will go with the ‘Healthy Start’ sandwich…
The ‘Healthy Start’ is an egg white/spinach/turkey sandwich with cheese. I order it without the turkey and always remove the top half of the english muffin, which also takes off half the cheese. It’s a good balance of protein and carbs, and pretty tasty too. Another time I observed another guest (fit middle-aged man in gym clothes) in line ordering this, but he was told they were all out. He paused…then turned around and walked away. Hmmm, I thought, he’s completely committed to healthy eating too. Made me feel like we had a special bond. 😉
One of my friends skips breakfast altogether, while another routinely has sautéed spinach and blueberries! Or conversely, after the gym, those that down a high calorie smoothie with a bagel – I call that a ‘WOW’ – Waste of Workout.
How about you? What’s your breakfast routine?