7 Tips To Eat Healthy While Traveling. We do lot of traveling on planes, by roads and by trains. Starting from enjoying a vacation to a business trip, meeting friends, relatives and attending functions. There is a lot of traveling involved in our lives. Maintaining a healthy eating habits while traveling is always a big challenge for many peoples.
I will tell you 7 tips to eat healthy while traveling which will keep you going strong.
1. Pack The Meal In Advance:
At the moment, food is still allowed in all forms of transportation (plane, bus, train, boat) so use it to your advantage by packing easy to-go meals and snacks to keep in your carry on. If you are traveling through the airport, all foods must be wrapped, packed, or contained. Also, the no liquid over 3.5 ounces rule applies here so leave dressings, sauces, or creamy substances at home if they are greater than said amount.
2. Buy It On Your Way:
If you weren’t able to pack in advance from home then you can purchase food at the airport, train station, gas station, or bus station.
3. Look Around:
Most of us rush to the station or terminal to sit and wait. Instead of going to the first vendor, use that time to look around at your options (and get some exercise). There has been a huge trend toward offering healthier options in almost all travel areas including airport terminals, bus stations, rest stops, and train stations. I know it isn’t perfect everywhere, but if you pack what you can, you can make it work.
4. Call Ahead:
If you are on a flight that will be serving meals, call the airline ahead of time. Most airlines will accommodate your health needs by offering meals that are lowfat, vegetarian, gluten-free, low sodium, etc. Or, opt out of airplane food all together by packing your own meal.
5. Stay Mindful:
Who wants indigestion, an upset stomach, or low energy when traveling? Eating unhealthy foods while traveling may be easy, but it won’t make traveling fun. Keep this in mind when perusing your options.
6. Stay Hydrated:
It is important to stay hydrated while traveling, which is especially important on long flights. Humidity level in air in an airline cabin can fall to as low as 1% on long flights.
Dehydration can lead to headaches, muscle cramps, fatigue, and reduced concentration. Water and herbal teas are great ways to keep you going. If you are prone to upset stomachs or nausea, bring along a few herbal tea bags such as ginger or chamomile.
8. Smart Restaurant Choices:
Take a look at the menu online or ahead of time, if available.
Choose meat and fish items that are steamed, broiled, baked, grilled, poached or roasted.
Choose vegetables that have been steamed or fried.
Ask for dressing accompaniments on the side such as dressing, sour cream, cheese, and mayonnaise.
Limit alcohol and do not ever do it if you are driving.