Successful Eating While on the Road

By- Rashi Mittal

We all go through hectic traffic schedules. Waiting for hours in the traffic, going to different places, working for hours, meeting deadlines, running the rat race, yes life is tough! But it is no excuse for not eating healthy. If you know you are going to be travelling, do what you can to prepare in advance. The key things to consider are:

How long you will be traveling :

There is a big difference in eating between a 3-hour trip vs an 8-hour trip. You know you will be away from a kitchen and cannot rely on the food options, so it is best to bring items to snack on relative to your trip length.

The conditions of your trip :

Will you be in a car or a plane, in an all day, off-site meeting? Be aware of your conditions. Will you have access to water, a fridge, or unhealthy foods? You need to be mentally prepared so you don’t suddenly scarf down a greasy slice of pizza or muffin instead of a healthier option. You should always remember to bring your water bottles. Hydration is a great way to curb hunger, reduce swelling, and keep you feeling
fresh. Other important items to keep handy are nutrition bars, apples or oranges, almonds, and packets of oatmeal and protein powder. Dried goods are great because they are not dependent on having a form of refrigeration. You can bring shaker bottle so that you can mix up protein shakes on the go! No matter what your travel schedule is, keeping yourself well prepared with some basic supplies will keep you feeling good and will make you stay fit and healthy. Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love.

Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible—all of which can be achieved by learning and using some nutrition basics in a way that works for you.

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