Maintaining a healthy diet is hard enough at home, but when you add in free food, client dinners, airplane food, room service, hangovers and layovers, eating healthy on the road can be tough.
According to Hilton, people who travel frequently for work have more challenges maintaining a healthy lifestyle than those who don’t. Getting into bad habits can quickly derail your healthy eating habits, so challenge yourself to adopt new healthy habits.
Let’s be real – we’ve all been there.
So how to ACTUALLY eat healthy on the road?
Pack way more snacks than you think you should.
Non-perishable healthy treats like jerky, protein bars, nuts, and dried fruits are your best bet. Opt for fruits, veggies, or pre-made sandwiches and salads if you’re traveling domestically.
Hit up Whole Foods or Trader Joes for pre-made healthy meals.
Ditch the airplane meals.
Unless you’re in first class. In that case, we’re jealous.
Take advantage of fresh options from your morning hotel buffet. Bonus tip: swipe some protein bars or fruit for later.
Pack a reusable water bottle.
But make sure to empty it before going through security!
Use Postmates responsibly.
Ordering in is easy, but not always the best option.
Scope out restaurant menus ahead of time.
When you go in with a plan, you’ll be more likely to stick to it.
Limit the booze intake.
Yes, really. That second glass of wine can wait.
Ask for substitutions.
Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask for substitutions when eating out. Swap out those fries for a side salad – your mind and body will thank you.
Have you struggled with eating healthy while traveling? How do you eat healthy on the road? Let us know in the comments below!