Whether you’re away from home for a couple of days or two weeks, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to just stuff your face with food. Temptation is also made more difficult to resist because there’s no access to familiar healthy food choices.
On top of that, people rarely plan for their diet when they go on vacation.
But luckily, we’re going to give you some tips on how to eat healthy while on vacation.
What to eat when commuting
Traveling on your way to your destination, whether by plane, train, boat, or car, is the most difficult when it comes to eating healthy. Apart from not having proper access to healthy food, you are presented with options that aren’t exactly healthy either.
To make sure that you keep track of what you eat, and to also save money, you should always bring with you a packed lunch or your own packed snacks.
Here’s what we can suggest:
- Hardboiled eggs are packed with protein and you can pre-peel them before you head off. They are also easy to snack on because you don’t need utensils while you’re eating.
- If you want to nibble on something, you can go for freshly cut vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and cauliflower. You can also go for fresh fruits like apples, blueberries, strawberries, and bananas.
- Protein bars also good for traveling while on the road. They give you the nutrients that you need for those long hours while being sedentary.
How to keep track of what you eat during vacation
When you’re in a foreign place, it’s hard to keep track of what you eat because there are just so many choices. The number one rule to follow if you want to keep track of what you want to eat is to avoid the local fast food chains. We’re talking about McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, you name it.
If you’re aiming to try local cuisine, be sure to check out their menu first. When you want to know about their serving sizes, be sure to ask the waiter or waitress. The reason being is most local cuisines tend to go overboard with their servings, so a serving of 1 can actually feed two people.
You can also opt to split the dishes with your family and friends. This helps you manage your portions and intake, and it also helps ease out on the bill afterwards.
Try to also include activity when you’re on vacation. A brisk walk around the area you’re staying in or trying out their local gym can do wonders for helping you keep track of what you eat. It also helps you burn the calories that you gained from the night before.
Last but not the least, you should never skip meals as this can cause you to indulge yourself in getting more than what you usually get by the next meal time.