When you can't workout as much as you would like, make sure you are looking at your fork. Putting a focus on your nutrition is the fastest way to see results in your waistline. But, when you are busy, it's easy to put your food choices on the back burner. It's easy to justify a "reward" of junk food or even alcohol.
Making good food choices doesn't have to be hard. It does take a little preparation, but you have options. Even if you really don't have time to cook, you can find very healthy options on the go. We have a great company in Pensacola called Primal Premade Nutrition. They deliver healthy meals right to your door at a great price point. You also have the option of things like Blue Apron that make cooking really easy, and you can customize the meals you receive.
If you have a day with some extra time, use it to meal prep. Meal prepping doesn't have to be super complicated. Just throwing a little extra meat on the grill or a casserole in the oven, will give you dinner for a night or two. Remember that not every meal has to be a gourmet meal. On a busy night, throw a meat and some veggies on your plate, and you are done. A rotisserie chicken with a bagged salad from the grocery store is a really easy weeknight dinner option. Is it perfect? No. Is it better than grabbing a burger and fries from a fast food restaurant? Absolutely!
I live in reality. Fast food or take out food is sometimes necessary. Know your options. We live in America...there are restaurants on every corner. Find a few places that you already know have healthy options. Just about every restaurant out there will give you a sandwich without a bun. So many restaurants, even fast food places, have salads. The dressing might not be the best in the world, but you made the better choice. Every takeout option has a meat and veggie option. You just have to take responsibility to make the best choice possible regardless of your circumstance.
When it comes to staying fit, what you put in your mouth is every bit as important as getting your workouts in. Make the effort to make good food choices. Be careful not to use your busy schedule as an excuse to binge on beer and pizza.