Have a healthy handbag
Thursday 28 June 2012
A woman’s handbag is a magical thing. Containing a solution for any eventuality, from spare tights and spare change to hand cream and hairspray; we’d be lost without them! So when embarking on a healthy eating plan, kit your handbag with all the essentials you need to stay on track. We’ve compiled our list of the 9 handbag fillers that will ensure you don’t fall off the wagon when you’re on the run.
BootsTanita Pedometer PD-637 - £13.27
Handy for keeping note of steps taken, calories burned and distanced travelled through your journey. The pedometer counts number of steps, distance and calories burned.
Free Pedometer app available in iTunes app store and BlackBerry App World.
Bobble Bottle – Prices start from £8.99
Useful for purifying your water as you go about your day, so you’re never without the cleanest, purest drink.
Bottles start from £8.99 for a small size, and with a range of bright, customisable filters.
Carrying around herbal tea bags in your bag is a great money saving tip and ensures you won’t indulge in calorie laden coffee (with extras!) Just order boiling water (which is free!) and dunk your teabag in!
Fruit and Vegetables
In times when more and more women are constantly on the go, we barely have enough time to eat a balanced, healthy meal. Snacking on fruits that are high in citrus, such as oranges are a perfect way of getting your body the nutrients that it needs whilst being on the go. Fruits are also high in fibre and have a high water content, which helps when trying to control or lose weight. Fresh fruit can be placed in a small, handy Tupperware box which will keep it fresh throughout the day.
Sweet Prunes and Dates
Prunes and dates are ahigh-fibre food. They contain healthy antioxidants to keep yout body ticking over nicely, and keep you fuller for longer.
Oatmeal is available in handy sachets which are perfect for storing in your bag for the days when you’re all but chained to your desk. Quick to make, oatmeal is high in fibre and even the smallest of portions will keep you full for longer. Add some fresh fruit, such as berries, or a sprinkle of nuts and low-fat milk for a healthy snack.
Nuts, such as almonds,pecans and seeds are a perfect food to snack on throughout the day! Available in tiny packets they can be stored easily in the smallest of bags. They contain loads of healthy fats and are filled with protein.