Cooking, travel and parenting are three of Kathryn Walsh’s passions. Written by Julia Dellitt. Bringing food with you on a trip may seem weird at first, but with a little planning, you can end up with an extensive list of healthy eating options that beats eating fast food every night. It works. Welcome to the guidebook to your healthiest life. When you get home, be diligent about getting back to eating well. Devil’s food cheesecake Prep Time.
The diet is pretty straightforward. Traveling presents some serious obstacles to staying on a diet. Strange places have strange foods that might not lend themselves to a particular diet. Breaking your normal routine seems to make it easier to break your diet. And, something about travel is indulgent. We feel like we should indulge ourselves with food when we do travel. Make the rules of your diet abundantly clear and as simple as possible. What should you be consuming and avoiding? What if your meal is horribly unhealthy but the portions are small? Those vague diets sound promising, but those are the plans at which nearly every dieter fails.
With a little preparation, you can plan for delicious, nutrient-rich options that help you stay on track with your fitness goals. Our experts share six ways to stick to your diet while traveling, so that you can enjoy any trip without worrying about packing on extra pounds. Try string cheese, unsalted almonds, fresh fruit and vegetables, individual containers of hummus, yogurt, and cottage cheese, skim milk, hard-boiled eggs, sandwiches, water, whole grain crackers, or granola bars. Along with healthy snacks, come on-the-go workouts! Public Health and Nutrition Expert Dr. Dani Torchia recommends anything with plenty of protein, fiber, B vitamins, and mono- and polyunsaturated fats, instead of junk food or high-sugar items.