Whether traveling for business or leisure, eating healthy while you’re on the go can challenge even the most health conscious among us. In the morning rush to the airport or carpool, many people skip a homemade breakfast and reach for fast food options instead. Business dinners at a restaurant may also cause us to consume more calories from fat than if we were following our regular routine and eating at home.
Because of this, regular travelers are in a higher risk category for obesity, high cholesterol and hypertension than those who stay close to home. Following a few simple guidelines can help you make healthy choices and stay on track with your weight loss goals.
Tips for healthy eating while traveling
The skilled weight loss specialists at The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss have put together the following list of helpful tips for eating healthy while traveling:
- Pack your own snacks — Packing healthy snacks for the road is one of the best and easiest ways to avoid being tempted by unhealthy options along the way. Load up your purse or carry-on with healthy snack options that travel well like citrus fruits, dried fruits, edamame or almonds.
- Reach for protein in the morning — Airports and hotel breakfast buffets offer a lot of high-carb options; when in doubt reach for protein (and a bit of whole grain carbs) to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Our experienced dieticians recommend foods like egg white omelets with vegetables, hard-boiled eggs and whole-wheat toast or cottage cheese and fresh fruit.
- Stay hydrated — Drinking water throughout the day will help flush the toxins out of your body, keep your skin fresh and help you eat less. Staying hydrated can also help curb junk-food cravings and avoid travel lag.
- Bring along meal replacements — Meal replacements are very portable, chock full of nutrition and low in fat. They’ll also leave you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal. You
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