It is difficult enough to manage nutrition when travelling but the snacks that come with business meetings can really become stealth calorie fillers.
The meeting yesterday was a full-day and lunch was brought in. The lunch itself was fine with some great, healthy choices. I was able to take in a half sandwich, whole grain bread and turkey, along with strawberries and cantaloup. About 330 calories.
And then the real test: in came a box of freshly made Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They can pack a punch at nearly 300 calories a doughnut. I passed on the treat which I know will not surprise many of my friends. But food like this is constantly available and it can create havoc with a decent nutritional plan.
I had supper at the Jack Astor’s near the Royal York: a small cut of sirloin steak, without any dressing, and two side orders of broccoli, again without any dressing. I walked out of Astor’s having consumed about 420 calories for the meal which I am sure is no small feat as most of their meals weigh in at 1,000 calories or more. I suspect for many patrons at this establishment, a 2,000 calorie meal is easily consumed. I sometimes find it difficult to eat out and find healthy choices. That was certainly a problem for the first evening.
For dessert, I wandered over to a Yogen Fruz and consumed a 120-calorie strawberry smoothie.
All in all, a pretty successful business trip so far with respect to managing fitness and nutrition. Here is my report for yesterday:
Calories: 240, Carbs: 40 grams, Protein: 8 grams, Fat: 4 grams
Calories: 330, Carbs 42 grams, Protein: 23 grams, Fat: 9 grams
Dinner (eating out so best estimate based on restaurant’s online nutritional information)
Calories: 540, Carbs: 51 grams, Protein: 46 grams, Fat: 19 grams (much better than the previous evening out)
Calories: 260, Carbs 48 grams, Protein: 11 grams, Fat: 3 grams
Calories: 1,371, Carbs: 181, Protein: 89 grams, Fat: 34 grams
Sodium intake of 1,427 mg (so much better than yesterday) and total fibre intake of 23 grams.
Net caloric intake after exercise: 1,021
I did do some light stretching.