When traveling it’s easy to put our nutrition & diet on holidays or lose focus but by following some simple tips it’s easy to stay on track.
1. Before you go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, imagine the type of food you will be eating, plenty of fruit & vegetables with less emphasis on fatty, sugary foods.
2. Alcohol, while we associate drinking alcohol with relaxing or winding down, keep it in moderation
3.Keep track of what you are eating, buffet breakfast, lunch & dinners is a definite trap as we can eat until we feel sick.
4.Limit portion sizes, especially in the USA, aim for smaller entree size plates, nor the super size varieties.
5.If you do go crazy eating a less healthier meal, try to make the next meal a cleansing one, plenty of water, fruit and vegetables
6.Eat a variety of foods, not too heavier skewed to heavy meat dishes for example.
7.Avoid getting onto the plane, bus or train ravenous, you will eat everything in sight. Plan to have a pre flight departure meal or snack, maybe a healthy sandwich or roll, soup or salad (no fatty dressings)
8.Drink plenty of water, it’s always a good way to flush out the system and stay hydrated, especially when on long haul flights that tend to have extremely dry air.
9.Avoid coffee when traveling as this stimulate can effect your sleep patterns which may go crazy if you’re crossing into a different time zone
10.Make breakfast the large meal of the day, when traveling you tend to do plenty of walking from dawn to dusk so start the day with a full stomach, try consume some protein as this will keep your hunger under control, lunch and dinner should be lighter.
Most hotels offer a full breakfast with a good variety of muesli’s, toast, fruit, yoghurt and different varieties of cooked eggs.