Eating while on the road can be challenging.
I’m not just talking about when travelling for races. We all travel for things that do not involve racing – vacations, work trips, family emergencies, etc. I have been on a trip to multiple locations for the past week. Some circumstances allowed me to eat very well. Some were a little more challenging.
Here’s what I do when it comes to food choices when I travel…
When staying at an AirBNB
This is the easiest scenario for me. It allows me to eat as close to how I do at home as possible. I allows me to go to the grocery store, purchase foods I would normally eat, and create meals that I am used to eating.
When staying with friends or family
This scenario is almost as nice as the AirBNB, especially when the people I stay with are health conscious and eat similar foods to me. Even if that is not the case, I can still go to the grocery story to get food for meals and snacks that work for me. If we choose to go out to eat for dinners, I am able to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch regardless and then make as healthy of choice as possible when dining out.
When staying in a hotel
This is a more difficult situation. What I normally do is take food with me that I can eat for breakfast, such as Epic or RX bars, canned tuna, protein powder, and nuts and seeds. Since most hotel rooms have fridges, I will often go to a grocery story to get foods that need to stay chilled and are easy to consume for snacks and/or light meals. When eating out with family, friends, or colleagues for dinner, I will do what I can to make healthy food choices based on the restaurant chosen.
When at a conference with food provided
This situation is definitely trickier. A couple things can be done in this situation. 1) Just suck it up and eat whatever is there because I need food, or 2) Take my own food. Most often, I eat whatever is provided, making as healthy choices as possible. At times I will hit up a grocery store and pick up foods that are a little more filling than snack-type foods and take those with me. It is very situation dependent here.
When eating out
If I am eating out by myself, this is simple, as I can choose where I want to go and therefore can make healthy choices. Many times, I go to a grocery store and pick up easy foods such as pre-cooked meats, hard boiled eggs, veggies, and nut butter, and create a meal that way. When other people are involved, it may be more difficult to eat like I prefer. Luckily, regardless of where I eat, I can make something work. Most restaurants are willing to leave things off a menu item if I ask them to.
Eating healthy while travelling doesn’t have to be difficult. Have more questions about your situation? Schedule a call with me: https://ocrtrainingsystem.mykajabi.com/booking-page
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