When on the road, managing to avoid old habits and fall into fat-filled traps is very hard. Usually you are short on time when on the road, so having time to prepare and look for healthy restaurant options isn’t always an option.
You also likely don’t have time to prepare a full trips worth of healthy eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Instead, here are some simple suggestions that can help you get through these challenging periods. They can be trying, but you don’t have to give into temptation.
Instead, avoid excess by;
Small regular meals – This is a simple way to start off, and makes sense for avoiding negative eating habits. Taking a small group of snacks like dried fruits can be enough to satisfy your hunger for long enough. Then, you don’t feel so hungry and are therefore less likely to go for a fast and unhealthy option.
Protein – While being on the road means cooking functions are going to be limited, protein can come from other sources. Don’t neglect that protein need and go for something you can easily eat in your car or make with minimal hardware and time needed.
From making scrambled eggs to canned tuna, many solutions exist for you to eat healthy while still getting that protein.
Healthy driving snacks – We all love something to have a little nibble on when driving on those long roads. Go for something convenient and simple like Brazil nuts or almonds.
They can give a nice source of fats and proteins, as well as make sure you are avoiding feeling too famished when on the road.
Keep hydrated – Since you’ve been eating habits won’t be as polished as normal, get more water than you usually would to compensate. Not only is it a good appetite suppressant, but it’s important to avoid dehydration as well as hunger – you need to stay safe as well as well-fed on the road.
Stay active – Make regular points to stop off and do a short circuit – a quick hike or even just some touring of the town you are in can be a great way to stay active enough to feel hungry. You’ll be more likely to find healthy eating alternatives in town this way, too.
While eating healthy on the road can be hard as you need to do a lot of planning and looking around, it’s worth it.
If you want to stay in the finest shape you can and not have to do a hell of a lot catching up when you get back from your trip, take your eating choices on the road into consideration and try use the above tips for inspiration.