Traveling for business or pleasure? Finding food that’s both healthy and tickles your taste buds can be bit of a challenge, especially when you can’t find your favorite supermarkets or restaurants. It’s even more difficult if you’re on a vacation to Asia or any other continent where they have different cuisines and use a language that you don’t understand.
All you need is a bit of planning and packing the right food items. If you’re on a long haul international flight, it is better staying away from the packaged and starchy food your airline might offer. Instead make sure you pack some fruits and other stuff in your backpack or handbag like apples, bananas, nuts, carrots, celery sticks, and energy bars. These food items are solid and won’t leak in your bag. Airport security rules will not allow you to carry any liquid food items like juices. Have plenty of water during the journey to stay hydrated and stay away from alcohol and soft drinks.
Traveling by car for a business or leisure trip? The first thing you want to do is research possible restaurants and stops along your trip where you can chose a healthy option instead of one that is full of fat which won’t be digested easily when you’re traveling. Again, it’s a good idea to pack some fresh fruits, veggies, homemade sandwiches and energy bars in the cooler before you set out.
Take lots of water with you and avoid soft drinks or alcohol. You can stop at a Target or Wal-Mart on the way to restock on supplies. Try looking for local cafes and restaurants that offer healthy and organic food. You can use a restaurant finder app on your smartphone. GoodFoodNearYou is a perfect app for finding healthy restaurants along your way. You can also use an app like MyFitnessPal, a food and exercise log, to look up the calorie count of options you are considering.
If you’re traveling long distances, make sure to make one stop each day to stretch or fit in a quick workout, even if it is just yoga or walking in place in your hotel room. You can also find a local park where you can do a quick run or a few bodyweight exercises. There are also several great workout apps that can give you a good workout, no matter where you are (as long as you have phone service). Exercise and stretching will help you stay active and not get cramps during the journey.
You can also take some disposable containers and fill them up with some meals you would normally have on a working day. This would ensure that you stay filled up on overnight trips and start fresh the next morning.
Eating healthy and trying to stay fit while traveling could be the last thing on your mind but it can really affect your overall health by helping you stay on track when you aren’t at home.
How do you stay on track while traveling?