How to Nourish and Flourish While Traveling
Nutrition can be hard when traveling...fast food joints are everywhere and convenience can outweigh sticking to healthy foods. But not all hope is lost!
Follow these healthy travel tips to nourish and flourish while traveling:
1. Pack some healthy snacks.
Carrots/Bell Peppers and single serve container of guacamole
Cucumbers and single serve container of hummus
Apples and cheese.
Apples and nut butters
Best bar options include: Rx bars, Epic Bars, DNX Bars, Bulletproof bars
2. Hit up a grocery store when you arrive to load up on easy protein and veggies options.
Nitrate free deli meat, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, snap peas, plain greek yogurt, etc.
3. Move every day.
Brisk 20 min walk
4. Drink lots and lots of water!
5. Aim to eat a protein rich breakfast everyday!
Egg/Egg White Omelet with #alltheveggies (spinach, onions, bell peppers, asparagus, etc).
Yogurt with a cup of berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries).
Chicken/Turkey Sausage with eggs and veggies.
Summertime shakes with lots of greens, protein (yogurt/whey), and a smidgen of fruit
6. When eating out…
Prioritize protein and veggies.
Try to choose options that are "whole, real food from the earth/farm"
Look up restaurants menu before and choose what to order- that way you have a plan when eating out. Stick to your plan when ordering!
Don’t be afraid to be “that” person that asks for alternatives like dressing on the side etc. Just ask kindly.
7. Set alcohol and “treat” boundaries.
Set a limit of alcoholic beverages and/or treats and stick to it! Also ask yourself “Do I actually want <insert drink or treat>? Or is it because I feel inclined to have it in this moment/environment? Will this <insert drink or treat> make me feel guilty and screw up the rest of my day? Whatever your answer is, own your choice and move on.
8. And remember just because it’s a holiday weekend/vacation doesn’t mean we need to completely go off the rails on our nutrition. Enjoy things outside of food as you travel. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but always ask yourself “Will I be happy about this choice later?”.
What you put into your body is always a choice! Set your self up for nutritional success, plan ahead, be mindful, and enjoy your vacay!
Nutrition coach Kelly Phu will not only help you make better decisions when it comes to nutrition, she will help you create a healthier relationship with food and develop habits that are sustainable long term. Get started with her by scheduling your free consultation below!
Kelly Phu, Tucson Nutrition Coach
Bachelor of Science Nutrition, Dietetics Emphasis
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
Being actively involved in the health and fitness industry for over 8 years, Kelly has the knowledge and experience to help others achieve their goals no matter what their stage of life or level of ability. Kelly encourages clients to reach outside of their comfort zones to grow physically and mentally. Kelly loves helping others to find their strength, accomplish their goals, and lead better lives.