Traveling and being on vacation can be the perfect excuse to break your healthy routine. It is a chance to eat all kinds of delicious food, skip workouts and just let loose. However, by the end of the trip, fatigue and grogginess have set in and it can be difficult to get back on track. To help you enjoy your travels and stay healthy, here is some advice from Nutritionist Karen Ansel.
How to Stay Healthy While Traveling
- Breakfast: When you get to your destination, pick up some Greek yogurt and a whole grain cereal, This will make for an easy and healthy breakfast to start off your day. If you plan on eating breakfast out, try to avoid ordering a whole meal, Instead order a combination of sides such as scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and whole grain toast.
- Snacks: Bring your own snacks with you while you are out and about. Mixed nuts, an apple or a package of whole grain crackers are all great choices and will keep you from overeating later.
- Lunch and Dinner: Start meals with a broth based soup or a salad with dressing on the side, Both of these options are packed with fiber and will help you feel full faster. For the meal, go for a lean meat with vegetables entree rather than a heavy pasta dish. Many menus will also have a “Under 600 Calorie” section.
- Moderation: You are on vacation, so don’t completely deprive yourself! If you are at a “foodie” destination, consider splitting meals or desserts with friends, family or co-workers. This will still allow you to try some popular dishes, but will keep your portion sizes smaller.
- Hydrate: Staying hydrated will fight fatigue and can help prevent unhealthy cravings. Always pack a water bottle with you and order water with your meals instead of sugary beverages.
- Exercise: Throughout the day, be mindful of your activity levels. If possible, walk through the town instead of taking a taxi or take the stairs instead the elevator at your hotel. You can also start your mornings with a quick jog or lift weights at the hotel gym. This will boost your energy levels so you can enjoy the rest of your day!
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