I once got an email from a client about his disappointment in her inability to maintain optimal healthy eating habits when traveling. She asked for advice on how to get back on track and that’s when it dawned on me that many people have to go through the same thing.
For most of us traveling occurs for one of three reasons: visiting family or friends a vacation or business trip and some of these have the potential to throw you off course when it comes to eating sensibly. When traveling to friends and family old habits come into play with food that does not have a negative effect on your body back then like they do now. When you’re on vacation where there are live-it-up and throw caution factor that could mean more of the sweet drinks with tiny umbrellas than you like to admit that you need or rich food good wine and too much desert.
For business it could mean lunches and dinners where schmoozing good food / dining and entertaining all add up to extra calories and then extra pounds. So with business travel is often on a crazy schedule little time to find a place to get a healthy meal so you pay for it first thing you see-or worse-fast food.
Here are some things you can do to help you eat healthy when you travel
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Pack some protein shakes in your bags one for each day (which can be breakfast). All you need is a shaker and most supplement stores have them.
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For lunch it’s not so hard to get a turkey burger / grilled chicken sandwich or the like just make sure you have it on some kind of whole grain bread and only use half of the bread. Also instead of french fries get a salad and make sure to get the dressing on the side so you can control how much.
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For dinner sushi / sashimi grilled fish or poultry is always a good option. Just stay away from sauces and excess carbohydrates. Basically for the last meal should have a high quality protein with a salad or steamed vegetables.
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Stick to the basic rule of fluid intake-keep water intake high and alcoholic intake low or not at all.
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Keep sweets to a minimum or if you must have them share. Nothing tastes as good as being in shape and feel healthy.
Tips and Warnings
If having alcohol do your best to stick with wine or if you do harder alcohol vodka is a good low-sugar option.
People around you may not be very supportive stay strong.