Don’t Let Travel Derail Your Diet!
Life ifs meant for living, and we should be able to travel without the spectre of extra inches added to our waistline. We can and should enjoy our holidays, and trying new things – including food – CAN be a part of it. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind as you prepare:
CalorieKing Travel Tips
- Make a daily plan. If you choose to splurge somewhere just keep in mind where you are going to make it up – either through diet or exercise. Before leaving, use the CalorieKing Food Database to study the calorie content of common foods you are likely to encounter along the way. You can find healthier options – even at fast food chains.
- Don’t forget to log – even it if is on a piece of paper. Calorie amnesia will get you into trouble. Logging and accountability is likely to make you think twice before indulging in huge portions or higher calorie options.
- If you are on a road trip – pack your snacks and light meals
- If you are hitting the skies – coordinate with the airline for a low-cal or vegetarian meal in advance.
- Avoid the “freebie” pitfalls – the free buffet breakfast can take up a whole day’s calories and hit you with hidden sodium that will derail your entire day. If you choose to indulge go for the cereals, fresh fruits and yogurt options.
- Remember water is your best choice – avoid sugary drinks when hydrating while enjoying your activities. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation to avoid empty calories.
- Enlist your family and friends as support – in most cases they will be happy to help you either by reminding you of your goals or actively helping you make a good choice.
- When eating out try choosing your healthy meal and ordering first so you are not tempted to change your mind when others make their choices.
- Share larger or more calorie-laden portions with others!
Remember to have fun and try new things! Vacation is about relaxing, being with friends and family and broadening your horizons! If you do want to splurge you can do so in moderation and with these tips to help you stay on track. Most of all, don’t forget to pack your CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter and Diary to keep you grounded if you are going to be away from a computer.
What are your special tips for traveling when watching your waist-line?