How to Lose Weight at 7-Eleven
Your pit stop just got a whole lot healthier thanks to these surprising tips from a leading dietitian
Rule No. 1: Find a snack with a good nutrient balanceKoff says when you want to lose weight, you should aim to get in a serving of protein, carbs, healthy fats, and vegetables every three hours. This will help your blood sugar from plummeting -- which means you'll be less likely to ravenously lose control at your next pit stop and scoop up two Snickers bars and a bag of potato chips.
Now, we know what you're thinking: Vegetables? At 7-Eleven? Yeah, they are in short supply. Actually, they don't exist outside the V8 bottle. The best mini meal option, says Koff? A banana, a string cheese, a bag of (unsalted if you can find 'em) nuts, and a bottle of water. "Look for individual food items as opposed to things that are already prepared and flavored," says Koff. "But keep in mind that if you opt for fruit, you should also pick up some nuts so you get protein and healthy fat," she says.
Are you always going to choose this option? Our guess is no. So click on to see what your options are if you know you're going to splurge a little.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Rule No. 2: Read labels for serving size