Well you did it. You messed up. You forgot your meals at home and have to figure out what to eat for the day without your meal prep.
Congrats, and welcome to the club.
Well, lucky for you... I'm a lazy man that has been there many times before. I didn't want to eat a meal or completely forgot it, so I went to the grocery store and bought the prepackaged items I could.
Here's a few ways that I survived without meal prep:
First, I prioritize protein and choose that first. Then I'll base the rest of my meal off my protein choices. Here are a few options that I would use with no problem while I'm in a bind:
fish at the deli
Next, I choose my carb sources. Super easy:
fruit - tons of varieties
white rice - typically cooked by a chinese restaurant at the grocery store
low sugar oatmeal packets (just add hot water to a bowl)
granola bars (when I'm really in a bind)
Lastly, the fat sources. The easiest of them all:
nuts (almonds, pecans) I'm sure there are others, but these two are so simple I really don't go beyond these when I'm in a bind.
That's it - I combine the three, and I've got a great meal ready to go without prepping anything.
Perfect? Not at all - though I could be pretty damn close myself if I were tracking every macro. The point is that you can stick to your diet even when you're going to 'fail' for lack of preparation.
Instead of giving up and grabbing fast food, go to the grocery store and select the pre-made options that will fit your diet.
That's real world advice - things you can take immediately and implement with no problems.
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