Staying healthy while traveling doesn’t have to be stressful. A little planning can go a long way when you’re on the road. It really comes down to just simply being prepared for what you may or may not encounter along the way. Here are some guidelines that can really help. Most of them will save you money too! 😉
- Bring your own snacks
Snacks at airports are so overpriced anyway. And if you already have snacks with you, you won’t have to try to find healthy snacks or end up buying unhealthy snacks because that’s all that’s available. Examples: Almonds, mixed nuts, fruit, protein bars, popcorn, protein powder, individual packs of peanut butter, etc
- Go to the Grocery Store at your destination
Go get a few groceries if at all possible so you don’t have to eat out for every meal. Get the basics – like water, oatmeal, greek yogurt, fresh fruit, etc to have on hand so that you don’t have to go to the breakfast buffet every day – avoids temptation for extra calories and also saves you time and money. Plus you’ll never have to skip breakfast if you oversleep because you’ll have food.
- Eating Out
Restaurants usually give you over twice the recommended portion for what a typical meal should be. You can actually take advantage of this by turning it into 2 meals. Ask for a To-Go Box with your meal, before you start eating. Portion out half the meal into your box to go with you for later. Then set it aside to take with you, and eat the other half of your meal on your plate. If you’re still hungry an hour later, then eat the other half, but chances are – you won’t be hungry again for another 2-3 hours.
- Drink TONS of WATER
Drink even more than normal! Being hydrated will help you feel better while traveling, but also will help keep you away from sugary sodas or other cravings.
- Stay Active
Even if you only have time for a 20 minute walk or workout first thing in the morning – get up a few minutes early to start your day off right, it’s worth it! If there’s no gym, do exercises in your room.
- Don’t let yourself get hungry
THAT’s when you’ll have the tendency to overeat. Keep eating small portions throughout the day and don’t go too many hours without eating.
- Get plenty of sleep
We all make bad decisions when we are tired or hungry! Always try to get a full night’s rest.