Tip of the Week
No matter what your eating habits are at home, you know that travel presents a new kind of challenge to sticking with healthy choices.
If you want to avoid getting derailed when you are away from home, try some of these tricks:
• Take it with you. Pack some healthy baggies of nuts to take with you. Bring some apples or granola bars. If you are going somewhere just for the day, take a cooler packed with some Greek yogurt, a sandwich, fresh berries or a frozen smoothie with you.
• Avoid the buffet. Seeing all that food in front of you gives you the feeling like you should try everything. Combine that with your appetite and it can be a recipe for disastrous calorie consumption. If you can’t avoid a buffet for some reason, decide ahead of time to only fill your plate up once and make sure at least half of your plate includes healthy items.
• Don’t let yourself get too hungry. When you are traveling, you are more likely to dine out and go places where the portions are crazy big. As long as you keep yourself satiated with healthy snacks and eating small meals throughout the day, you can avoid overeating.
Travel doesn’t have to mean disaster to your waistline if you follow the same guidelines you set for yourself when you are home. Stick with lean proteins and lots of veggies and fresh fruit. Avoid overdosing on caffeine and drink water.
— Life Fitness