How to Eat Right While Traveling? Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Get it Right!
What is traveling for you? Getting a break from your routine, or your regular eating routine? However, if you are thinking you are going to throw caution to the wind and eat as much as you like, you’ll be doing your weight loss goals a serious disservice.
You can still make the most of your trip, eat right and healthy, yet explore the local cuisine if you follow certain hacks. Don’t follow the all-or-nothing hack. Either it is hogging everything on sight or restrict yourself so much that you do not end up enjoying the trip at all. So, here are some nutritionist-approved ways that help you stay on the course with a few dalliances here and there.
Pack Healthy Snacks
Pack a lot of snacks while you are traveling. The best non-perishable snack options are jerky, dried nuts, and protein bars. The quick bites can satiate your hunger cravings and stop you from eating too much food later. It stops you from going on regular binge sessions.
That way you do not get ravenous when you sit down to eat one of your main meals. Whatever you pack, ensure you do not finish the entire stash of your snacks in the midway of your trip. Instead of carrying snacks all the way from your home, you can also visit a local supermarket to buy all the stash you want.
Skip the Airplane Food
Bring all your oatmeal and soup cups if you can in the planes with you and just ask your flight attendants for some hot water to fill your cup. That way you can eat a tasty yet healthy meal, and you don’t have to pay extra for a meal that does not cater to your taste buds or health.
Have a King-size breakfast
It is always necessary to eat a hearty breakfast before you start sightseeing. That way, you may not have to eat whatever breakfast foods you spot being sold at the airport or train station which may make you go on a binge eating spree. A nutritious breakfast keeps your blood sugar in balance and stops a blood sugar crash later in the day.
Don’t Forget to Eat Your Veggies
No matter where you travel, you can get your fill of veggies, the nutritious ones. That way you can enjoy the local delicacies as you include a lot of local veggies. This particularly works in buffets, where the food may not be of the finest quality, so instead of eating a lot of refined flour or going heavy on carbs, just opt for the healthier option of vegetables.
Cooking During the Vacay
And if you are really serious about eating healthy during the vacations at least eighty percent of the time, then book a place that has a kitchen or a kitchenette. If you don’t mind cooking, then book an Airbnb which has a small kitchenette or a large kitchen packed with many amenities. You can enjoy cheap, healthy breakfasts at home with whatever leftovers you may have.
Also, traveling to time zones, flying, or spending a lot of time sitting can affect your digestive system, so cooking is one of the best ways to beat those hunger pangs and keep it healthy most of the time. For the other times, you can simply follow the local cuisine trail and cater to your cravings. This way you can keep yourself on board with your health goals.
Choose the Healthier Options
Make the most of what you have around. So what if you do not have a well-equipped gym nearby, you may make do with what you have. Search for running or walking trails around, carry your fitness bands, and use your water bottles for makeshift dumbbells. If you are traveling for seven days, ensure you get to work out for at least three to four days a week and fill your hotel room or rental rooms with all the healthy stuff you can find. This way you won’t be tempted to binge on junk food. If you are ordering in, select the healthy stuff and that includes more veggies, skipping the desserts more often, and choosing steamed, boiled, braised stuff over the deep-fried one.
Choosing to eat healthy while you are traveling is a choice that you must make. It will not only help you stay healthy, but it will also stop you from gaining holiday weight.
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