Sometimes having a busy lifestyle where you're constantly on the go can keep you from wanting to work on your health goals. If you're already working on your weight loss goals, you might find it difficult to stay on track while traveling. Does this mean you should give up all hope? Certainly not! Here are 3 different nutritional tips to take on while traveling to keep you going:
1) Pack a lot of snacks
Stock up on snacks that are easy to travel with such as dried fruits and nuts, protein bars, and beef/turkey jerky. When you snack, you’ll keep yourself from becoming too hungry which will help you make healthier food choices throughout the day. When packing your snacks, make sure you are dividing everything into single servings as to not over eat or eat all of your snacks before the end of your trip.
If you don’t want to take around all these snacks in your travel bags, hit up the local supermarket when you arrive at your destination to stay ahead of the hunger game!
2) Eat Breakfast
Before you begin your travels, eat a healthy breakfast. We have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is true! It will give you energy, mental clarity and prepare you for your day. Also, if you have your own breakfast already, you won't have to rely on whatever is randomly served at the airport, train, or boat ride.
Eating breakfast will also help you avoid overeating during your later meals, which will help you maintain your weight loss goals during your trip.
3) Eat Vegetables with Every Meal
With each meal that you eat, add vegetables. This will help you get your greens in and keep you from overeating while still enjoying local delicacies. The goal is to integrate healthy eating into your lifestyle and for you to be able to have a good time while traveling, not to avoid delicious dishes!
Traveling doesn’t have to get in the way of your goals. All you need to do is prepare yourself and come up with a nutritional game plan before your trip. Do this and you’ll be good to go!