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How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Traveling should not stop you from eating healthy. Sure, a vacation is full of temptations to go all out on eating and drinking everywhere. But going full blast on your hotel’s breakfast buffet may leave you feeling sluggish and with a few extra pounds to take back home. Eating smart is key when traveling. This way you can still eat enjoyably while veering away from unhealthy eating habits.

Bring Food while Traveling

Preparation is key if you plan to bring food with you when you travel. Pack some snacks you can munch on while in transit. The New York Times suggests packing the following:

  • Whole fruit like apples
  • Nuts – make sure these are already proportioned into quarter-cup serving sizes
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • String cheese
  • Turkey sandwiches

When you have your favorite healthy food handy, you can avoid grabbing something unhealthy.

Breakfast Should Be Healthy

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It can be hard to resist temptation when there’s a never-ending spread of breakfast food in front of you. CNN Travel advises making sure to eat the healthy ones e.g. eggs, mushrooms, and fruits. Skip the sugary options like cereals and pastries. If you need to have your daily serving of toast, go for whole grain.

Be mindful of your caffeine intake too. Jetlag is your worst enemy during travel but make sure to limit yourself to just 3 to 5 cups a day.



Order Healthy Fast Food

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Avoiding fast food restaurants can be hard because they are everywhere. Don’t restrict yourself, go ahead and order from these restaurants but make sure to go for the healthy options. Instead of ordering the double-patty burger, opt for the single patty and add extra lettuce and tomatoes to make it more filling. Can’t eat your burger without fries? Choose the smallest size and try to eat half.

If you’re looking for something to snack on, check if your preferred food chain offers oatmeal with fruit toppings or yogurt parfaits. They are satisfying and tasty alternatives to cookies, brownies or even a sundae.

Watch What You Sip

It’s easy to overlook drinks during travel because they don’t fill you up. However, most drinks are packed with sugar and calories. Skip the sweetened iced teas and lemonade and go for seltzer flavored with fruit instead.

Cocktails such as margaritas are heavy in calories. Grab a bottle of beer or a glass of wine instead. If you are really into cocktails, go for lower-sugar options like vodka with club soda. Add a splash of fruit juice to take it up a notch, or just simply go for a gin and tonic.

Be Strategic During Cheat Days

While on vacation, every day should not be a cheat day. Allow yourself to have one cheat food each day but indulge strategically. Assign your cheat day for local cuisine and pick something that’s unique to that destination. Whether it’s the lobster roll in Maine, a big bowl of bingsu in Seoul or a plate of pad Thai in Thailand, go ahead and order it. Be mindful of the portion and enjoy every bite, you deserve it!

Keep these tips in mind so you can still eat healthy while traveling. Ready to go on your culinary adventure? Book with Yellow Scooters for your mobility needs. Call this toll-free number now: 1-855-274-3363