Maintaining healthy eating habits can be challenging, especially if you are travelling, not to mention managing an exercise routine can be even more difficult. Travelling while encountering unique delicacies can be really hard to pass up. Here is our take on some diet tips on how to maintain your diet as you travel.
Establish clear and simple diet rules
Set the rules of your diet abundantly clear and as straightforward as possible. A vague hard to keep diet would be trying to eat less than normal daily or eat healthier. But what is considered normal and what happens if you accidentally ate too much? What should you be eating and avoiding? Set clear and simple rules like eat five servings of whole grains daily or avoid eating potatoes. If you already have a set of rules established, make sure you don’t break the rules and keep referring back to the rules before ordering any meals.
Having a cheat day
Have at least a cheat day once on your diet. During your travel, choose one of those days to eat whatever you want. It’s much better to monitor what you consume daily because it would be exceedingly hard to diet daily and make sure your cheat day is part of your diet rules.
Conduct your research
Look into the delicacies and culture of your destination before you arrive. If you are trying to cut down on sugar in your diet, look into the types of dishes that are heavy on sugar. If they are, try to avoid eating or just save it during your cheat day.
Preparing meals during your transit time
Get yourself some diet-safe food while you are on the plane, train or bus rides. There are two types of foods that you can bring, perishable and non-perishable foods. Perishable foods such as fresh fruits, hard-boiled eggs, cut vegetables, cheese sticks and pre-cooked meats are great for packing. Non-perishable foods such as trail mix, pretzels, nuts or seeds, beef jerky and popcorn are good alternatives, especially if you intend to keep them throughout your travel.
Focus on other important aspects throughout your trip
Embrace your trip fully instead of thinking about food the whole time. Make this a conscious decision whenever you plan your trips. Come up with the decision that the main purpose of your trip is mainly about visiting and exploring new places, experience new things and meeting new people.
It’s important to start your day off with a healthy breakfast, which can help maintain your metabolism and staves off cravings later. A simple bowl of cereal with fruit will suffice to get the essential energy when you get going.
Drink more water
As obvious it can be, dehydration can lead to sensations that mimic hunger, which can lead to overeating when what your body needs is just to drink more water. To avoid picking up snacks throughout your travel, it is important to drink water frequently.
Enhance your body immunity with probiotics
During your travels, provide your body with an immunity boost by consuming foods that are rich in probiotics such as yoghurt or fermented foods. Having healthy bacteria in your body system can help keep your gut health in check, which is important as you dine in on local delicacies throughout your travels.
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