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SHERMAN, TX—Getting out the door in the morning is hard enough as it is. Sometimes, eating a healthy breakfast at home just isn't possible. The fitness experts at Nautilus in Sherman share a few of their ideas now on how to eat healthy when you're on the go.

"We'd like to tell you realistically, not to eat fast food," said Nautilus fitness expert Teresa Hall. "But sometimes you're in a hurry, so we have some healthy alternatives in fast food."

"What I've got is some Taco Bell: two fresco tacos that are beef and rice. These are less than 500 calories for the entire meal, plus a water bottle. You can also try a Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and some mandarin oranges for some healthy fruit, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This is also less than five hundred calories," Teresa said.

"If I have to eat fast food, I'll usually drive-through Arby's," said fitness expert Shawn Hall. "Everyone loves their beef sandwiches, but some people don't realize they have ham sandwiches made like beef sandwiches. They're ham melts, so I'll get one without the cheese, so you're getting a ham melt without the melt. My other favorite meal is the McDonalds Snack Wrap. They are delicious and less than five hundred calories as well. You can eat two and still have less than five hundred calories. Just make sure and tell them no cheese on it," said Teamann.

"Your mother was right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day," Hall said. "It jumpstarts your metabolism and satisfies you so you don't overeat throughout the day. A lot of studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less obese and it helps you lose weight. So breakfast is definitely important, even if it's fast food. And like lunch and dinner, there are some healthy fast food options as well," advised Hall.

Both experts agree, a cup of coffee or diet soda is okay for a morning caffeine boost.

They also recommend drinking plenty of water, and waiting thirty minutes to an hour after eating before working out at the gym.