5 Healthy Eating Tips for Travellers

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5 Healthy eating tips for travellers

You don’t need to let your resolutions fly out the window when you travel. Highway Bakkie Hire understands that many people struggle to resist fast food while traveling. It can definitely be done though, if you follow these tips designed to help you keep eating healthily when traveling:

1. Pack Your Own Travel Snacks

Skip unhealthy food options in favour of bringing your own healthy on-the-go snacks from home. Often when we’re traveling, we don’t have access to food at regular intervals, so pack healthy snacks in your car or backpack. Examples are almonds, raw vegetables and hummus, yogurt and berries, fresh and dried fruit and hard-boiled eggs.

2. Healthy Eating Starts Where You Stop

If you’re on the road and stop at a fast-food joint, your food choices will be limited to fast food. But if you stop at a grocery store that offers whole or healthy foods – fruits, bagged carrots, nuts, hummus – or a supermarket that features a salad bar, you quickly expand your choices.

3. Avoid Harmful Foods on the Road

You know what these are. They’re foods you crave but know you shouldn’t eat. When you’re on the road, it is particularly essential to avoid foods that drain your energy and deflate your mood. A vacation is not an excuse to skip your daily fruits and veggies. Keep breakfast as healthy as you can and start your lunch and/or dinner with a green salad.

4. Drink Lots of Water Throughout Your Trip

Drinking plenty of water can actually help reduce the effects of jet lag and fatigue. It is also a food. The body needs water for virtually all of its functions. Believe it or not, many of the unhealthy cravings we experience on the road can be satisfied with a refreshing drink of pure water.

5. Give Yourself a Break

Travel can be hard, so indulge in that extra scoop of ice cream, order your latte with cream and enjoy the local desserts. There is nothing wrong with the odd indulgence, provided they are the exception and not the rule. These healthy travel tips are here to help you enjoy your vacation more, not to detract from it. Making better food choices will have a positive impact on your leisure time.