Do you have trouble with how to eat healthy while travelling?
It is that time of year when many women pack their bikini, the beautiful towel they got for Christmas and that book they’ve been meaning to read. They head to the beach to soak up some sun, sip a mojito (sugar-free of course) and catch up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Perhaps this isn’t your reality and instead, you are planning a business trip or something in the colder climates maybe.
This year we, as a family, are heading to New Zealand to discover some of the beautiful rugged countryside. I don’t see a bikini being part of what I pack but the book and mojito are definitely in my future.
No matter where you’re going, I am sure you will appreciate these quick, easy and healthy ideas for organizing what you will eat while you are away.
These ideas will help you plan what to take and what to purchase once you get to your destination so you can stay on track with your health regime.
While these tips can all be used right here at home, they become even more important when you’re travelling. Traveling can throw your regular healthy habits off when you’re skipping time zones and changing your usual daily routine.
As a health coach, I have such a sense of pride when my clients skip junky convenience foods in favour of foods that will sustain their energy and feed their gut.
Let me give you some great strategies that can help you do this while you’re “on the road.”
Planning ahead of time and organizing your own healthy snacks to bring will keep you from getting to a state when you will just buy and eat anything because the horse in the paddock you just drove past was looking super tasty.
These snacks will hold you off until you can purchase what you need at the local grocery store.
Of course, you can always Google your destination and search for grocery stores or healthy restaurants. But there are a couple of websites and apps that may be helpful for you.
Happy Cow Find Vegan Food
Some of these choices may seem extreme but in reality, take the stress of what your next snack or meal will be. It only takes an hour or two out of your first day to shop and prep and you will rest in the knowledge that you can eat healthy for the rest of the trip. Of course, depending on how long you are away for some of these options may not be suitable but pick and choose according to your plans.
Travelling can make it difficult for you to continue with your regular diet and can derail your healthy lifestyle. Planning ahead and being prepared is simple, and will keep your health goals on track even when you’re out and about, leaving you to enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge that you are doing the best for your body.