Eating Healthy While Traveling? No Problem!

Eating Healthy While Traveling? No Problem!

Traveling soon? Perhaps a long-awaited vacation? Business trip? Something completely different?

 

Let’s just get real. No matter how dedicated you are to your healthy routine, even the most dedicated person can get thrown off their game. But no fear, I am here to help! Travel does not need to derail you. No matter where you’re going or how you’re getting there, you’re probably going to appreciate some quick and easy healthy food ideas. These can help you stay on track and help you bring, and find real food. While these tips can all be used right here at home, this is extra-important when you’re traveling. Traveling can throw your regular healthy habits off when you’re skipping time zones or even just being in a different place.

Meal Prepping

Meal Prepping

One of the best ways to eat healthier, save money, and avoid unhealthy food impulse buys during the week is by preparing your meals in advance. Some people are afraid to meal prep because it seems too complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way at all.

Dare I say, meal prepping can even be fun. It’s nice knowing every ingredient that goes into each meal and being able to open up your fridge mid-week to an abundance of pre-prepped meals.

DO NOT FEAR FAT!

DO NOT FEAR FAT!

Low-fat, no-fat, no nuts, etc… you’ve probably heard about all of these diet fads, and you might have even tried one of them yourself. It’s crazy how frequently I talk to clients who still believe in the whole low-fat thing for health. 

But it’s not their fault; there are many in the diet world who still view low-fat as the pinnacle of health and higher fat foods as pretty much evil. But let’s set that straight. Fats aren’t bad, and healthy fats are important for a healthy diet.

Ditching Your Sugar Addiction

Ditching Your Sugar Addiction

It’s 4:00 pm, and you start to hear that little voice calling your name. You can’t concentrate on work. All you can think about is sugar. Maybe you’re the person who can’t walk by those office donuts without giving in. Or you can’t make it through the afternoon without hitting the vending machine. Or every time you’re stressed, the first thing you do is go straight for the sugar. 

If any of these sound like you, then you might have a sugar addiction. While the occasional indulgence is fine, it’s when it gets to the point where sugar has a serious hold on you that you may want to consider making a change.

Feeling Anxious? Check Your Food

Feeling Anxious? Check Your Food

I’ve always been a high-anxiety person. Even as a child, anxiety was just my thing. Even when things were going well and my life was calm, I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop or felt like someone was standing on my chest.

 

When I started to get more into nutritional research, I was seeing more and more information linking anxiety to nutrition. And while anxiety issues are not necessarily caused by what you eat (or don’t eat), that doesn’t mean that you aren’t contributing to your anxiety by eating foods that increase the symptoms.