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Wellness coach: 3 tricks to healthy eating on the go

Posted at 6:52 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 10:35:02-04

CLAWSON, Mich. (WXYZ) — If you’re skipping breakfast or rushing out the door without much thought for what you might eat before noon, you could be sabotaging your dietary goals.

As you’re rolling out in the morning, remember to fuel up.

Some folks already have a routine.

“I got my juicer at home, and I’m juicing every morning,” said Juli Grant of Detroit. She is a strong believer in celery juice.

Kyra Jordan of Southfield has a plan if she doesn’t have time to make breakfast.

“A granola bar and a good tea,” she explained.

Having a balanced, nutrient-dense meal is what online coach Dani Dudek recommends.

The wellness and fitness influencer based in Clawson has been open on Instagram (@dani_dudek) about her 70-pound weight loss that started in 2015.

“It took me about two years,” said Dudek.

She exercised a lot, but she credits 80 percent of her success to the changes she made in her diet.

She has three tricks for healthy eating on-the-go.


“My go-to meal on-the-go is always going to be protein oats,” explained Dudek.

On Sundays, she makes all her breakfasts for the week.

She combines old fashioned oats with cauliflower rice, almond butter, protein powder, and almond milk with a dash of cinnamon, honey, or stevia for sweetness.

She makes four-to-seven servings in easy-to-carry containers, and then she stores them in the refrigerator. She said they keep for up to a week.

Her number two trick?


Whether your morning beverage is tea, coffee ,or even juice, adding protein powder can make that drink a quick meal.

Dudek pours chai into a blender, and then she adds a scoop of protein powder. A quick turn in the blender, and it’s all frothed up!

“You have a latte that is low-carb, low-cal, high-protein – on-the-go,” Dudek said.

Her third trick is for those who are drawn to meal bars, energy bars, protein bars, and the like.


If you have to reach for a meal bar, opt for ones with whole foods for ingredients.

Dudek recommends RX Bars that have no added sugar, no gluten, and no fillers.

Ingredients might include egg whites, almonds, cashews, and dates. That's it!

She also likes vegan GoMacro bars for their high protein content.

Dudek said what’s great about all three of these protein-packed tricks is that they will keep you feeling fuller longer compared to many fast food options, high-carb baked goods, or sugar-packed cereals.

And that will help beat back those mid-morning cravings that can often send you stalking the vending machine.

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