It's hard to stay on target with your eating habits when traveling. Experiencing a new location for the first time can be a little nerve racking and the temptation to indulge in unhealthy treats and beverages, can have a significant impact on your health. As important as it is to break away from your regular routine, it’s nice for travellers to have the option to maintain their healthy eating habits while on vacation.
Many calories consumed in our diet are in the liquid form. Avoiding alcohol and sodas that are high in sugar content can not only impact your caloric intake, but taken in large consumption can dehydrate you as well. Instead, try consuming water which not only keeps you hydrated but it also aids in digestion of food and regulated your body temperature. On your next flight stick with drinking water, avoid the soda and alcohol, and you will arrive in destination feeling energetic and ready to explore your new surroundings.
Airlines are still working hard on creating healthier food options for travelers during flights. With many people suffering from dietary issues, often people eat before they go on the plane or they wait until they arrive in destination. Going without food for several hours or even longer isn't always that easy or healthy. Try bringing your own dehydrated foods on the plane with you such as nuts, dried fruit, protein bars. Not only will these foods not spoil but they will leave you full and energized.
When you arrive in destination, try to avoid raiding the mini bar in your hotel. With time to spare between sight-seeing, you are more likely to eat from the mini-bar in your room or take a trip down the hall to the vending machines. Research grocery store options around or close to your hotel or speak with your concierge for suggestions. Here, you can stock up on water, and healthy snacks such as yogurt and fruit to store in your fridge at your hotel.
Avoid skipping the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Many hotels offer complimentary breakfast that include a variety of healthy options. You can also call ahead and speak with hotel staff to ensure that your dietary requirements are met. Jump start your day and your metabolism with a healthy breakfast.
Eat locally. One of the many reasons to travel is to experience the local culture. Part of this culture is the cuisine. Avoid the tourist trap of eating at fast food restaurants as the food here is high in calories and packed with fat which will make you fatigued. Sample some of the local food establishments and try some alternative food that is not only healthy but culturally rich.