I love experiencing new places, cultures, food, and exploring! C and I both feel SO blessed that we found someone who likes to do these things too!
I am a foodie, I LOVE it! When I travel I love to try new foods! Sometimes I go a little overboard! I literally will try everything! I get on the plane to go to our destination, in shape and so proud of my progress and then I feel like they have to roll me to my seat when we leave!
Traveling is SO awesome! Trying new things is great! But it can be SUPER unhealthy and make you feel like you are failing your health goals you set for yourself!
I ALWAYS give myself cheat meals while traveling, I NEVER deprive myself at all! I just learned how to keep it balanced while still enjoying yourself, this way, you don't have to live in the "Ugh I am so bloated I might die" phase! Lets face it, we have all been there!
So here are my traveling tips!
1. Give yourself a cheat meal....or two!
Never go on vacation and deprive yourself unless you want to be grumpy pants!! Before I leave, I always PLAN out what meals I am splurging in! Usually its dinner :) That means for dinner I eat what I want guilt free! For example, we had a wedding this past weekend in West Point, NY! I stuck to my nutrition plan during the day, then splurged on all the apps, prime rib, wine, and wedding cake :)
2. Stay on track the rest of the day
If you know what meals you are going to have your CHEAT meals, then stick with your nutrition plan the rest of the day! Enjoy yourself, enjoy the food, but don't over do it in every meal! I usually stay 100% to my meal plan at breakfast and lunch and then splurge at dinner!
When traveling its SO easy to get dehydrated! You just don't have your normal access to water! Make sure you stay hydrated! It will keep you energized for your tip, but also keep your metabolism going which is KEY when you are eating more calories than normal! It also can help you stay full so you don't over eat!
I bring my shakes everywhere! They are packed full of nutrients, vitamins, pro and pre biotic, antioxidents, my daily dose of veggies, everything thing my body needs! Since I know I will be getting a little crazy with my food choices, I can eat in peace knowing I fueled my body with this shake and gave myself all the necessities it won't be getting from other meals :) I just bought this travel blender, $17, and bring it wherever I go!
Try to stick with a fitness plan to make you feel less bloated and guilty! I travel with my Beachbody on Demand and can stream any workout right from the hotel room! You can also use the hotel facilities, go on a hike, or even walking throughout your travels will keep you active and burning calories!
6. Pack some healthy snacks
The airport is a death trap! Haha but seriously, they have SO many delicious looking snack choices, but almost all of them aren't so great for your body! They are also SUPER expensive! So bring your own pre-packed snacks! Trail mix, beef jerky, my favorite is RX Bars! This will save you money AND that gross "I ate too many gummy bears at the airport feeling!" Or maybe thats just me....