When traveling, it's common for our daily schedules to fall out of order. This is usually due to the sudden change in location, priorities, and availability of resources. It sometimes feels like falling out of your weight loss routine is inevitable when travelling, but that certainly isn't the case. There's a lot you can do before and during your travel plans that can help you ensure you’re being as mindful as possible.
1. Pack healthy snacks
Travelling can get very tiring, and can lead to you frequently finding yourself hungry. When hungry, we tend to grab the easiest option for food regardless of its nutritional value. Having nutritious snacks handy is a great way to make sure you’re only consuming items of value when on the road.
2. Keep Drinking Water
As a base, we should all be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. To make this daily goal achievable while on the road, opt to carry a reusable water bottle. Not only does this help lessen your use of plastic, but it also makes it easy for you to have frequent access to water. Many airports have water fountains you can use to fill your bottle, and many restaurants will fill your bottle for free as well.
3. Never Skip on Breakfast
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, because it allows your metabolism to get the boost it needs at the start of your day. A nutritious and filling breakfast can help keep you energized for your day of travelling.
4. Scout Out Healthy Restaurants Before Travelling
We highly encourage taking some time to look up restaurants with healthy options along the route of your trip. Like mentioned earlier, when hungry, you’re more likely to eat somewhere convenient and possibly unhealthily. Having an idea of where you can eat before you get there ensures you’ll make the right choices for your diet.
5. Try Grocery Shopping
If you’re planning on staying in one location for longer than a couple days, consider grocery shopping. Supermarkets tend to have some pretty nutritious snacks and travel friendly meals that you can pick up. Also, if you happen to have access to a kitchen, using groceries to make your own meals is a great option.
6. Continue to Journal your Food
Often times, many dieters find that journalling their food intake was a major driving force in their weight loss success. Try your best to keep up with journaling your food when you’re on the road. It can get difficult to remember how you’ve been eating when travelling is a priority. Make it easy to track your progress by taking out a couple of minutes a day to jot down what your meals have been on the road.