Don’t let travel put a dent in your diet. Adopt these rules of on-the-go nutrition, and never go hungry again.just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to eat foods that will leave you feeling depleted, bloated, and tired.Making better food choices will have a positive impact on your leisure time.Taking control and ensuring that you boost nutrition while travelling can go a long way in ensuring you’re neither tired nor cranky upon arriving at your destination.
Here are some tips to help you eat healthy while you’re travelling:
Bite-sized dry fruits: Pep up your boring snacking options with loads of dried fruits like prunes, apricots and dates, which are nutritious energy boosters. Dried fruits are some of the healthiest alternatives to refined sugar, while also adequately satisfying a craving for sweets. Eating dried fruits while travelling is a great way to get the needed vitamins and nutrients.
Trail mix: This is an easy-to-make snacking option which you can store in an air-tight container while on the move. Combine raw nuts and seeds, and dried cranberries for a basic trail mix. Give it a glint of sweetness with dark chocolate chips, or if you want something with both crunch and spice, try adding wasabi peas. And don’t forget the trail mix classic: raisins and peanuts. Change that up a bit, by mixing 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon of peanuts and you have a single-serving, 100-calorie snack!
Pack pre-prepped veggies: Carrots, celery sticks, broccoli florets with mayonnaise dip. Raw, pre-washed and prepped vegetables are snacks you can always feel good about. Some road trip-friendly choices include cherry tomatoes, snack-sized or baby carrots, broccoli florets, celery sticks and snap peas, but any of your favourite vegetables will stay fresh when sliced and stored in an insulated cooler.
Yoghurt with granola bars: Crumble granola bars into a yoghurt cup for a sweet and crunchy snack. Travel with pre-packaged bars and yoghurt cups to combine together the goodness of both, while on the go. Overall, this is an easily portable and healthy snacking option, which is effective for controlling your sweet cravings while on the go.
Apple juice: Soda’s high levels of refined sugar and empty calories have been linked to obesity, among other conditions and illnesses. So, you can tingle your taste buds with a healthy and refreshing beverage alternative like 100 percent Apple juice. Packed with Vitamin C, fibre and anti-oxidants, it’s both a healthy and delicious way to keep your energy up while travelling.
When eating at a restaurant:
-watch your portion size
-choose healthier options like grilled, sautéed, steamed over deep fried.
-go for salads, clear soups
Lastly, Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol. Keep yourself hydrated at all times. And eat every 2-3 hours.
Now lets come to the fitness part.
While travelling, I recommend doing some free hand and bodyweight exercises.
Try to walk around as much as possible.
You can carry a jump rope. It is lightweight and portable. And you can do a 20min jump rope exercise in your hotel room itself.
I also suggest doing push ups, squats, lunges and some ab exercises.
If your hotel has a swimming pool and you know how to swim, just go for it! Its the best full body exercise.
And don’t forget to stretch! It increases flexibility, circulation and clams the mind.
Check out my video on stretching video :