Driving long distances can present an entire host of problems for those of us trying to stick to a healthful diet. Whether you're trying to lose weight, or just continue to eat foods that promote health, traveling in the car can be difficult to do while maintaining those goals. Here's a few things that you may want to consider the next time you are scheduled to drive more than just a few miles.
Bring a cooler
Eating processed foods found at gas station convenience stores is a sure way to ruin your diet plans. Many of these foods, even the seemingly innocent ones like trail mix, are high in sodium and calories. Go ahead and pack a cooler with ice and some favorite healthful goodies in it, like yogurt with plastic spoons or sliced fruit. Then, if the ice melts, replace it with fresh ice from a convenience store at a gas station. The ice should only set you back around a dollar and your food will remain fresh and delicious.
Craft a plan in advance
There will be restaurants that you may want to try along the way. Maybe they're a regional favorite serving fare that you cannot get where you currently live. It's okay to indulge. Just plan it out in advance so you're not eating at your favorite pancake place, chinese restaurant and BBQ place in the same day.