Traveling can pose significant obstacles for anyone trying to stick to a healthy diet. Whether you’ll be gone on vacation, a business trip, or even just running errands for the day, you’ll need to plan ahead if you’re going to make healthy eating decisions. Let’s look at a few ways you can ensure a healthy diet and avoid sugar while on the move.
Whether we’re on vacation or a business trip, the results are the same: we’re far away from our kitchen and our usual routine. But just because we have less control than we normally do, doesn’t mean we have to drop our diets all together. Healthy eating while travelling all comes down to planning.
In fact, you’ll need a plan before you even set foot in your hotel. Don’t forget to bring a few healthy snacks for the plane such as nuts, dried fruits and perhaps a protein bar or two. If you have a longer layover, find out whether you are able to bring a sandwich onto the plane.
Once you’re settled in the hotel, head out and find a local supermarket. Replenish your stock of nuts and fresh/dried fruit, and make sure you have plenty of bottled water as well. Hopefully you booked a room with a small fridge, so you can buy some milk or yoghurt for your breakfast. If you need your morning coffee, don’t forget to bring along our travel-sized liquid Stevia SweetDrops so you don’t fall in the sugar trap.
When it comes to dinner-time, the internet is your biggest friend. Although it’s tempting to just walk outside and find a restaurant that looks good, you’re best off doing some online research to find a restaurant that offers healthy options.
Of course, vacation and business travel aren’t the only times you’ll have to abandon your kitchen. If you're going to be out all day, without the chance to pop back home for lunch, you need to make sure you're prepared.
Simply trying to ignore your hunger is one of the worst things you can do. The longer you think you can hold out for something healthy, the more likely it is that you’ll end up at a fast food restaurant ordering a burger and chips with a can of sugary soft drink.
Planning is essential for those long days out. Make a healthy sandwich or salad and keep it in a cooler bag so it stays fresh. If you don’t have time to prepare a lunch, pack a healthy snack or two instead. An apple or some nuts will give you an energy boost and take the sting out of your hunger. Bring along some water (flavoured with some SweetDrops) so you don't settle for sugary drink.
The key to eating healthy while travelling is to plan ahead, think about what you're going to eat and drink, and make sure you bring your own food if there are no healthy options available.