As you will know life is extremely busy for me right now, so I was delighted when the lovely Rachel offered to share her tips on how she stays on track with her diet and balances a full time career with a long commute. As someone who used to spend two hours a day on the road, I know for a fact it can become rather testing and when you come home from a long day the last thing most of us feel like is setting aside a hour or so to make dinner.
Take it away Rachel…
Hello! I’m Rachel and I blog over at The Inelegant Wench about all things food, life and love. I’ve been a long time fan of Katie and this blog, so I am very honoured she’s letting me guest post today for you. Recently Katie posted about fast fitness and lifestyle tips which I found really useful. I work full time and have a very hefty commute, which doesn’t leave me with all that much time spare, yet I am trying my best to still eat healthily and workout regularly to look after myself. I thought that I could share some of the ways I manage to still eat (relatively) healthily during the week without spending all night in the kitchen.
Without meaning to sound like your mother, you must always eat breakfast! It’s far too easy to think of the extra 15 minutes in bed, but if you eat a good breakfast it’ll kick start your metabolism into working well for the day. I’m a porridge addict, and always mix up my easy porridge recipe the night before to sit in the fridge, soaking up all the milk and becoming extra creamy. In the morning all I then have to do is stick it in the microwave for 3 minutes whilst I make a drink and pack my bag. One quick, easy, nutritious breakfast which will help to keep you full til lunch.
I always like to hear your fast, healthy, food tips so please feel free to share any hints, tips or recipes and I’m 100% with Rachel on overnight oat’s for breakfast (my staple right now). I’d love it if you nipped across to Rachel’s fabulous space on the internet and said hello!