When it comes to eating on holiday, many fall prey to the philosophy, “no limits”. While it is great to unwind and eat whatever you want, try not to overdo it too much and keep a check on your health.
If you battle to strike a balance between fun and good health on your vacation, here are few helpful tips:
4 tips to stay healthy while traveling
1. Plan Ahead
Planning is the key element to ensuring a successful trip. The same goes for food. Try to avoid being stuck in a position where there is nothing to eat but high-fat foods.
Scout supermarkets for low-fat [Low fat diet] food options and carry low-fat snack packs with you. If you can’t avoid high-fat foods, try to restrict yourself to smaller portions.
2. Drink Fresh Juices
Whenever they are available, drink fresh fruits or vegetable juices with no sugar. Besides making you feel full, they will give you good, healthy energy. Go for greens as much as possible. Juice bars offer a wide variety of green juices like spinach and parsley. Be careful, however, of consuming excess amounts, which can cause dehydration.
3. Eat Salads
The safest, and healthiest, option when traveling to new places is to go for salads as much as possible. Be careful when trying new dishes, as your immune system may not support all the ingredients, and could lead to allergies or other health problems like food poisoning. The fresher the food, the better your chances of avoiding this.
4. Carry Mineral Water
Water is the main key to regulating a nutritious diet and it helps you to stay hydrated. When you are traveling to new places, drinking local water may not be safe, so make sure you carry bottled water with you all the time.
By following these basic dietary tips and not skipping meals, you stand less chance of over-indulging.