14 Mar Travel Tip Tuesday – How To Eat Healthy When You Travel
Follow these simple and effective tips to help you continue to eat healthy while traveling in order to fuel your body and reduce stress.
Stock up on travel-friendly grub that is nutrient-dense, non-perishable, and has sustaining calories. Great snacks to pack are popcorn, chopped vegetables and fruits, nutrition bars with natural ingredients, granola and trail mix.
When you are in a new city or on the road, avoid stopping at the first fast-food joint you see as soon as you are hungry. Such meal options are often high in fat and calories, and more importantly, use the opportunity to savor local cuisine. Wherever you decide to eat, focus on meals that incorporate healthy ingredients, like fresh vegetables and lean proteins.
Moderate the Booze
Avoid drinks with high-sugar content, such as margaritas and cocktails that contain fruit juices or soft drinks. Choose drinks with club soda or a nice glass of wine. A study found that people consume an extra 433 calories from alcohol while traveling.
Practice the ‘One and Done’ Rule
Pick one high-calorie item a day, like ice cream from that local creamery for dessert. Eat it, enjoy it, and then move on. This is your best opportunity to taste the true local flavors. Treat yourself.