During the holiday season, most of us are traveling to our families or a holiday destination. These occasions are perfect excuses to avoid healthy foods. After all, we have been following a strict regimen throughout the rest of the year or, at least, we should have.
But, what if we want to remain healthy while traveling? What are our options for foods, especially when visiting different cultures or the holiday destination that is laden with the temptation of pizza and cakes? What about jet lag and how that may affect your appetite and mess up your system? Customer Review provides information for some good solutions to help you overcome some of these problems.
To opt for the healthy route, you have two choices as a traveler.
- Bring Your Own Grub (BYOG).
- Buy meals while at the airport or on the road.
For all the health fanatics, you will be thrilled to discover that most airports around the world offer a healthy option for foods. Outlets that sell healthy foods and beverages are available around the world.
The foods that are usually available at the airport outlets are the following:
- Bean burritos.
- Green salads with raw vegetables.
- Smoothies with low-fat dairy and plenty of fruit.
- Grilled chicken sandwich.
- A slice of cheese or a vegetable pizza.
- Pasta with red sauce and lean meat.
What To Pack?
Frozen Bottle Of Water
Yes, the water is for you to drink once the ice has melted. Until then, use the frozen bottle to keep all the perishable foods chilled.
The collection should not consist of chocolate bars, rather power bars that contain at least 3 grams of fiber and at least 5 grams of protein. The bar should contain very little sugar and fat.
Who said that you had to eat your meal instead of drinking it? Meal replacement shakes are a great source for substituting the junk food while on the road or in the air. The shake should consist of 10 to 17 grams of sugar per 11-ounce and at least 3 grams of fiber. The shake should also contain at least 10 grams of protein.
Pack A Salad
Before you leave for your destination, get a grilled chicken salad or a green salad and ensure you keep it chilled with your frozen water. When you are hungry, you can add a packet of reduced-calorie dressing to make it more palatable.
One of the healthy options is to pack a deli-style sandwich for the road. Make sure that you pack it with the frozen water. To pack the sandwich, you need to also use a firmer sandwich bun. While preparing the sandwich, opt for mustard instead of mayonnaise and turkey breasts instead of salami or tuna that is fraught with mayonnaise.
What Else Should You Do?
Although you are traveling to a holiday destination to explore and have as much fun as possible, do not forget about sleep. Your body can quickly become weary from all the activities, as well as from traveling into different time zones.
We know you have heard this advice before, but how often do you follow it? Before you go out to explore your holiday destination, make sure that you stretch for at least 10 minutes every morning. Stretching your limbs will ensure that you feel refreshed.
If you are not going to have time for the gym while traveling, you can still stay healthy and fit by walking everywhere. If the beach is a mile away, instead of taking a taxi, opt for a walk. While going down to the hotel lobby, forget the elevator and walk down the stairs.
You should carry a water bottle with you wherever you go whilst on holiday. Drink as much water as possible during the day and plan the refill stops ahead of embarking on your day.
Avoid Alcohol And Soda
While on holiday, avoid alcohol and soda as these drinks are filled with calories. Ensure that your intake of sugar and calories is lowered by choosing water.
Eat A Lot Of Fruit
Ask the hotel assistant for directions to the closest fruit and vegetable shop. Your holiday diet should be filled with lots of fruits such as oranges, bananas, grapes and apples.