Eating healthy while travelling

Article by Blythe Flake

One of the biggest challenges you face while travelling, is to eat healthy. It is almost impossible to think of ‘healthy’ food when all you are limited to is airport food and great, great buffets. No matter how hard, you must keep in focus and submit to a little bit of planning.

First of all make sure you pack some healthy food to munch on while travelling. Make sure you have convenient, non-processed food on you at all times. This will encourage you to keep up your energy levels and metabolism by eating every 3-4 hours, and always try to combine a protein with a carbohydrate – to ensure food is absorbed slower and feel less hungry.

Food you should pack:
– High protein bars
– Fresh/dried fruit
– Vacuum sealed bags of tuna or chicken
– Raw, unsalted nuts
– Whole-wheat crackers
– Vegetables like baby carrots, celery

An ideal sample meal plan would include the following:

Breakfast – High protein bar, dried fruit, raw nuts
Mid-morning snack – dried fruit, raw nuts
Lunch – 3-5oz bag of tuna or chicken, whole-wheat crackers, juice, piece of fruit
Afternoon snack – High protein bar, fruit
Dinner – 3-5oz bag of tuna or chicken, baby carrots, fruit

Remember, when you check into that hotel, make use of its gym facilities. You can make do with 15-30 minute workout, depending on how much time you have to spare. Also, remember to keep a watchful eye on room service. It can be very tempting to treat yourself to that gooey cheesecake or a hearty steak. However, travelling is not an excuse to overeat – and do not make it one.

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