Here's How To Eat Healthy Even While Traveling

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Whether it is vacation getaway or just another one of those business trips, traveling is supposed to be about enjoying yourself. But maintaining healthy eating habits while traveling can be a big challenge. You may not be able to take your own fridge and cooking facilities when you’re traveling but that doesn’t mean healthy eating needs to be put on hold. Below are listed few tips on how to eat well while traveling.

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 traveling is a great way to get the needed vitamins and nutrients.

Beware Of Liquid Calories

Although there is nothing wrong with a glass of wine or a cocktail on vacation, watch out for liquid calories. Try to satisfy your daily fluid requirement with water or unsweetened ice tea. This quenches your thirst and refreshes you, too.

Avoid “feel bad” Foods

They’re foods you crave, but leave you feeling sick or depleted after you eat them. When you’re on the road, it’s particularly essential to avoid foods that drain your energy and deflate your mood.

Foods to avoid: simple carbohydrates or high glycemic foods, such as fruit juices, sodas, refined grain products, or sugary snacks; anything deep-fried; nonfat desserts and sweeteners, which are loaded with chemicals that your body can’t easily metabolize. Also avoid anything partially hydrogenated (this includes nondairy creamer, Jiffy-style peanut butter, margarine, and most packaged baked goods); and excess alcohol.

Eat Like The Locals Do

Traveling is about experiencing local flavor. That local flavor includes healthy options too! If you look closely at the daily diet of the locals, you’ll usually see lots of lean protein, plenty of fiber-rich vegetables, and little-processed food. Step out of your comfort zone and try more than just the uber-famous dishes of the country that you’re visiting. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how healthy food is done all over the world, particularly Vietnamese food!

Don’t Get Too Hungry

When you’re hungry, it’s hard to resist a cheeseburger. Make plans for your next meal before you get too hungry, and munch on a high-protein snack if mealtime is too far away.

Pack It In Advance

The easiest way to make sure you will have healthy foods on hand is to bring them with you. Not only will you know it’s healthy, but you’ll also save money and are guaranteed to enjoy what you bring. When packing the food, be sure to include plenty of protein and nutrient-dense foods that won’t leak or get smashed in your carry-on bag, such as protein bars, nuts, or firmer fruits like apples.

Cook When You Can

Another easy way to eat healthy while traveling is to cook for yourself. If you’re staying in a hostel or an apartment then this is relatively easy. Hostels have communal kitchens and apartments will have their own. Pick up a few fresh ingredients from the local market or supermarket and whip yourself up a home-cooked meal. That way you have control over exactly what you’re eating. If you were at home you wouldn’t be eating out in restaurants every night, so why should you when you’re on holiday?? If you’re not domestically-gifted then maybe bring a friend along on the trip with you who has some culinary skills, or try a cooking class in the country you’re visiting. Thailand, France and Italy and all popular places for cooking courses.

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Photo by Slava Bowman on Unsplash Whether it is vacation getaway or just another one of those business trips, traveling is supposed to be about enjoying yourself. But maintaining healthy eating habits while traveling can be a big challenge. You may not be able to take your own fridge and cooking facilities when...
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