Traveling is part of life and there is no reason to stop just to stay fit. However, many people find it difficult to stay healthy while traveling. I understand because I too travel and need too, sometimes not seeing a real kitchen for months on end. To stay healthy while traveling, I eat out at least once per day and it seems like I would have to leave the health plan behind. However, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that allows me to remain healthy while my bags are packed, and you can use the same tricks.
It can be easy to push your fitness routine aside while traveling. Use these tips to stay healthy while traveling to minimize weight gain.
Water, Lots of Water
As often as you can, drink a glass of water, especially if you’re flying. Before the flight, drink 1L of water and again after you land. This will help with any water retention that may occur when you fly.
After you’ve gone through the security checkpoint, stock up on bottled water. There always seems to be a shortage during the flight, but with your own supply, you can’t go wrong.
Go Vegan, Slightly
Eat salads while on the go, even if you need to grab one from a stop station or in the airport. Just remember to avoid oil-based dressings. The goal is to fill up on veggies. Another great snack idea is hummus with carrots.
Hard Boiled Eggs
It’s not hard to find hard boiled eggs in an airport or at a stop station. In fact, any variety of eggs is a safe bet for a snack or meal.
Another option for snacks includes nuts. Bring a bag of nuts with you while you’re on the move to snack on. Just make sure the nuts are not salted and raw if possible.
If you’re traveling a short distance, say under three hours away, eat before you take off. Make the meal a well-balanced meal filled with protein, fats, carbs, and veggies. This will help ensure you don’t get hungry before you arrive at your destination.
Fresh fruits are always a good snack, no matter where you are. Bring fresh fruits with you on a long drive or on a flight. If it’s an international flight, make sure what you bring is safe to go with you. You wouldn’t want to be held up over some snacks.
Yogurt or cottage cheese will make a great alternative to that hamburger that seems to call your name as you wait for a flight. Make sure the yogurt or cottage cheese is plain. Fruit bottom yogurt is fine but plain is always better.
Shakers filled with your protein powder are usually fine to bring through the security gate, s long as there is no liquid inside. Bring a shaker and buy that bottled water after the checkpoint. Together, they will make a healthier snack at the airport.
Teas, waters, and coffees are just fine to enjoy no matter where you are. Fill up as much as you’d like and keep that full feeling going. Also, some hotel rooms come with a microwave and eggs can be cooked in there as well as veggies like asparagus and broccoli. There are also plenty of stores that sell rotisserie chicken.