Most of us are not in the habit of planning ahead for our next meal, especially when we’re traveling. We usually rely on fast food or vending machines as a way to curb hunger and cravings. But if your goal is to lose or maintain your weight and live a healthier lifestyle, you need to get in the habit of planning. Consistency is key!
Here are some tips on how you can eat healthier while traveling:
Take your products with you.
Try separating your Complete powder into baggies so you can have quick and easy access to a meal if there is nothing else available.
Here are some oher things to take with you:
“Fail to plan, plan to fail” should be your mantra to live by!
Look at your schedule ahead of time. Choose a day and set aside time to sit down and plan accordingly. Try to cook extra food in bulk that you can pack for your trip. Invest in a cooler that will keep your food cold for 12 hours.
When traveling, it’s usually best to keep your meals simple. When traveling on the road or flying, eating salads can be beneficial because they can be eaten cold. Fill a gallon sized baggie half full with salad greens and other vegetables you enjoy. Next, add a protein source (like chopped chicken or turkey breast). Pair your salad with something like fruit and vegetables on the side, and you have yourself a filling, healthy meal!
Have some go-to foods.
Carry food items like LC SNAP, turkey jerky, nuts and seeds, chopped veggies, and fruits. These options are great foods that are easy to pack and easy to eat when you have limited time or do not have access to the foods you know you can eat.
Know where you are going.
When you are in a new city or on the road, avoid stopping at the first fast-food place you see. Download apps like AroundME, Yelp, or Urban Spoon, which will let you locate healthier restaurants and look at their menus before you arrive. When you do eat at a restaurant, don’t be afraid to make special requests.
Be prepared for hotel stays.
Call your hotel ahead of time and find out if you will have access to a fridge and microwave. Also ask if they have breakfast and what items they offer. This will help you to know what to be prepared for. Oftentimes you can request a refrigerator and microwave for your room. If you don’t have accesses to those items, you can have the hotel store your food and provide ice packs for you. Don’t be afraid to ask! People will accommodate you.