Daily Dose of Coach #277: Why I love Dunkin Donuts

Okay, I knew this would grab your attention.

You may be thinking, "Why in the heck would this guy write about Dunkin Donuts?"

Let's start with the fact that it is one minute from where I work. During long hours at work I can quickly run up there and grab a coffee, and I'm not going to lie, I've had a donut or two. Boston Creme happens to be my favorite.

But it's not Dunkin Donuts that I love. It's the convenience of being able to grab something quick to satisfy hunger pains or a get a quick re-load of caffeine.

As a trainer and someone who coaches nutrition, I realize that this is probably not the greatest choice. But I'm human. And I'm sure you can relate to a time or two when you found a place like Dunkin Donuts to hit the spot.

But, because most of these unhealthy conveniences are within our grasp, planning to satisfy your hunger when outside of your kitchen is critical.

Here are some suggestions to quickly throw into your bag to bring to the office.

-Hard-boiled eggs

-Greek Yogurt or Yogurt Parfait

-Veggies with Hummus

-Sweet Potato

-A can or bag of tuna with crackers

-Protein bars

-Fruits - Banana's, apples, pears, peaches grapes, oranges, berries etc.

-Dried Fruits

-Veggies like baby carrots or mini-red, yellow and orange peppers

-Nuts like almonds or pistachios

-Protein powder (just add water)

-String Cheese

-Dark Chocolate

-Beef Jerky

Convenience is nice, but there's a price to pay when it comes to eating conveniently. That payment is with your health and against the goals you are trying to achieve.

All you need to do is plan ahead. Most of these items I suggested above are easily thrown in a bag and ready to go.