When you’re traveling it’s easy to indulge yourself when it comes to diet; isn’t that what vacation is for? Yes and no. While it’s nice to experience the food and culture of a new place, it’s still very important to keep a healthy diet while you’re there. Here are a few quick and easy tips that may help you keep off unwanted and unforeseen traveling weight:
Avoid Airplane Meals – Have the foresight to pack a meal for yourself or your family to have on the plane, and avoid to sodas and aiport/airplane food, which can often be less than nutritious. Just don’t pack anything that will get crushed or smashed in your carry on!
Drink A Lot Of Water – You would think this goes without saying, but drinking water is a huge benefit when you are traveling. Try to avoid sodas and alcoholic beverages on the plane since they can increase the effects of jet lag. And stock your hotel room with water, preferably bottled; you can never have too much clean water while traveling.
Avoid Fast Food – This may seem like a no-brainer, but imagine you are road-weary and super hungry, and there’s a fast food chain up ahead; you will probably be stopping there to eat. It may be cheap and convenient, and something familiar in a new place, but not only is it unhealthy, but it’s also keeping your from a new experience, the food of the location you are at.
Eat Breakfast – When there are a million things to see and do, breakfast may seem pretty low on the list of things to do; you can always eat later right? However, not only does breakfast get you energized an ready to face the start of what is surely going to be a active day, it also boosts your metabolism, especially if you eat within an hour of waking. If your hotel offers complimentary breakfast, wake up early and take advantage of it.