It’s summertime and that means travel season is in full swing! Whether you’re taking a road trip across the country or jetting off to an exotic destination, it can be tricky to stay on track with your nutrition. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll share our best tips for staying healthy while traveling. We’ll give you advice for both travel days and vacation days, so you can enjoy your time away without worrying about your health goals. So read on for all the info you need to have a healthy and enjoyable summer vacation!
Nutrition While Traveling
Getting ready for your vacay but worried about sticking to your nutrition goals? Don’t sweat it! With a little planning, you can enjoy your time away without going off the rails. Here are our best tips for staying on track with your health while traveling
Top 4 Tips for Vacation
Number one on the list is key! If you know you’ll be traveling, take some time before your trip to plan out your meals. Decide which meals you’ll be eating out or eating in, figure out if and where you can cook and store food, and check out some of the local restaurants. This will help you make better choices when you’re on the go and make sure you’re not stuck eating unhealthy options.
Pack Meals and Snacks
Once you know which meals you will be eating in, you can pack some of those ingredients beforehand (or plan to get them while you’re there). This will help you save money and eat healthier while you’re on vacation. It’s also a good idea to pack some snacks for the car or plane ride, as well as for times when you’re out exploring and get hungry. We’ll go over some good options below.
Choose Healthy Options When Eating Out
If you are eating out, go for balance on your plates. Make sure to get some protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs at each meal. And don’t forget the veggies! If you’re not used to eating a lot of vegetables, traveling is a great time to start. You can try new things that you might not have at home and find some new favorites.
If you’re staying in a hotel, there are plenty of healthy meal options you can choose from. You can order room service, eat at the hotel restaurant, or even go out to eat. And if you’re looking to save some money, you can always buy some groceries and prepare your own meals in the hotel room.
Experience Your Destination’s Cuisine
Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the local cuisine! While you should try to make healthy choices most of the time, it’s okay to indulge a little on vacation. Just be mindful of your portion sizes and maybe save some room for dessert. After all, part of the fun of traveling is trying new foods.
You don’t need to treat travel like a big “cheat week” or with a “last supper” mindset. It doesn’t need to throw you completely off track. Just be mindful of your choices, enjoy yourself, and don’t stress too much. With a little planning, you can have a healthy and enjoyable trip!
Whether you’re flying, driving, or sailing, if you’re worried about staying healthy on travel days, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top tips for eating well and staying hydrated while you’re on the go.
This one is key! Flying can be dehydrating, so make sure to drink plenty of water both before and during your flight. And if you’re driving, it’s important to stay hydrated as well. Bring a water bottle with you and make sure to stop for breaks often so you can stretch your legs and have a drink.
Eat Small Meals or Snacks
If you’re flying, it’s a good idea to eat smaller meals or snacks rather than one big meal. This will help you stay comfortable and avoid feeling bloated during the flight. And if you’re driving, it’s also a good idea to have snacks on hand so you can eat something when you’re hungry without having to stop for a full meal. We’ll share some good options below.
On The Go Snack and Meal Ideas
There are plenty of healthy snacks you can pack with you when you travel. Here are a few of our favorites:
-Nuts and Trail Mix
-Granola or Protein Bars
-Pita and hummus
-Rice and beans
Traveling doesn’t have to mean unhealthy eating. My favorite saying is, “just because it’s a special day, doesn’t mean you have to have special food.” So, go for balance, pack ahead, and make healthy choices when you can. And don’t forget to enjoy your trip!