Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Travel and Dieting | Is It Possible?
When I'm traveling, I sometimes feel like I can't possibly watch what I eat. I always make a promise to myself when I leave the house, but I have been known to sabotage myself as early as the airport. I even pack healthy snacks, which always seem to make their way back home in the same Ziploc bag that I sent them off on in.
But why are the temptations so much stronger and harder to resist when I travel vs. at home? Granted, I don't eat meat (fish, pork, beef, chicken, and eggs, too!) so that certainly narrows down my choices, but that doesn't mean I don't have any choices whatsoever. I have finally come to the conclusion that part of it is because I allow or excuse myself from living a healthy lifestyle while traveling.
You might be expecting me to offer up some great advice or suggestions, but I'm going to make an effort on my upcoming trip to see how I'm able to maintain my healthier eating with exercise and not make excuses and I'll document my trials and tribulations right here on my blog. Here are some of the things I'll be doing on my upcoming trip:
1. Packing protein bars and protein powders so there's no excuse about not getting enough protein.
2. Pack my water bottle so I can refill it wherever I go and keep hydrated.
3. Choose wisely on menus and look for healthy options and be willing to ask for something off the menu when there are few choices available.
4. Exercise everyday.... no excuses!
5. Stop confusing food (or drinks) as something I deserve. I deserve to be healthy and I can't sabotage myself with sugary sweets, drinks, or carb heavy meals.
What do you do to stay healthy while traveling? Have you ever been on a diet while traveling? What did you do to stay on track? Share your tips in the comments below.