Business Meetings and Snacks

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

Total intake
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


In-room training.


I did do some light stretching.

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