Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips for Those with Time Intensive Jobs

By: Joe Martinez, RPh, PDE, PPC, Founder and CCO, HMS

Contributor: Emily Simmons


From April 5-7, 2019, tattoo enthusiasts from across the US will travel to the New York Tattoo Show at the  Resort World Casino in Queens, NY to check out the latest in this highly artistic and specialized industry. If tattoos are your thing, this is the place to be.

So, now you may be asking, Joe, why are you mentioning this in your blog this week? What does a tattoo show have to do with healthy eating?


For one, I like tattoos. In fact, I have one. When I heard about this event through Steve Azzara, the editor and photographer of, whom I recently worked with on an article, this got me thinking. There are many professions where the work is so time intensive, or physically constraining, that eating healthy is nearly impossible.  In today’s blog, I’d like to focus on an unsung hero: the tattoo artist.

Tattoo artists give of themselves in a most labor and time intensive way. They are glued to their chair for most of the day and night.  They are creating, designing and adorning customers with beautiful and meaningful art.   In my mind, they are truly artists using the skin as a human canvas.

This job is so intense, that there’s hardly a moment to eat more than a slice of pizza or a chocolate bar for lunch. Sound familiar? I know it does to me – that was my life in the early days as a registered pharmacist servicing customers from behind the pharmacy counter for many hours at a time.

Tattoo artists deserve good health too!  Here are a few tips for our creative friends to help them take back control of their health…and by the way, these tips can actually help anyone living an “on the go” or time intensive lifestyle:

1)      Make one change at a time – Don’t try to change everything at once. Baby steps will get you to where you want to go.

2)      Celebrate each success – Shout “Yeah!” when there is progress, but don’t get down on yourself if you fall off the cart. Dust yourself off and keep moving forward.

3)      Have fun with your meals – you can enjoy a variety of foods when eaten in moderation. Don’t worry – go ahead and taste.

4)   Hydrate – Water is the elixir of life and be sure to drink lots of it.

5)  Continue to take action – As they say, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step…”  In our case, it’s mostly a 4 ft by 6 ft area, but you get the idea. 🙂

Well, there you have it.

If you’d like to taste what’s new at Healthy Meals Supreme, be sure to come visit us at our booth at the The New York Tattoo Show. We’ll be exhibiting and sampling two delicious meals and one truly decadent treat:

Hope to see you at the NY Tattoo Show and be sure to stop by the HMS table say hello!  And while you’re online, check out and the great photography work of Steve Azzara.

* Always check with your doctor or healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine.

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