Travel Tips

A huge perk to working for yourself with an online business is the ability to take your work where you go. This year has involved a lot of traveling, which means a lot of eating on the go, and dining out.  While it may be challenging to stay completely on point with your nutrition when you're not at home, there are some little things you can do that will make a HUGE impact.   Below, find some of my favorite healthy hacks while on the move!


Always have on hand...

→ Unsalted, pre-portioned nuts (3 ounces!)

→  Apples, clementines or/or bananas.  Frozen grapes are great for car trips and double up as ice packs for the cooler!

→ Baby carrots, snap peas and/or grape tomatoes

Shakeology + power greens + a travel blender and/or shaker cup

Larabars-most bars of filled with funk.  These are super clean (2-5 real ingredients per bar, no added sugar) and delish.

Consider making before you go...

Banana Oat Cakes

On the Go Oats

Shakeology bars{In a bowl, mix 4 scoops chocolate Shakeology, 2 c rolled oats, 1/2 c chopped nuts, 1/2 c raisins, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 medium ripe banana.  Press into an 8x8 pan, lined with parchment paper.  Refrigerate until firm.  Cut into 9 bars; place and baggies.  Keep in the fridge to grab on the go!}

For hotel stays longer than 2 days...

Stock your mini fridge with:

→ Unsweetened Greek yogurt

→ Snacking veggies (see above)

→ Hard fruits

→ Hummus

→Seltzer

When dining out...

These tips inspired from my friend and coach, Ashly! 

→  Do your homework. Look up the restaurant menu beforehand. Find the nutrition info and mentally commit to ordering a healthy option. The more you know, the less likely you are to choose an unhealthy dish!

→  Ask for modifications.  Don't be afraid to ask your server for modifications to make any meal healthier!

  • Grilled instead of fried

  • Steamed without butter/oil

  • Sauce on the side

  • Vinaigrette instead of creamy dressings

  • Mustard instead of mayo

  • Brown rice instead of white rice

→ Don't go hungry!  When you are ridiculously hungry and your stomach is growling, you will most likely house the bread basket before even thinking about what to have as your meal...and then regret it later! So if it can be avoided, don’t go to a restaurant when you are starving! Have a snack (or Shakeology) before you go!

→ Be mindful of portions.

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  • Entrée portions are usually 2-3 servings, so ask for a box as soon as your meal arrives. Pack half of it to go; out of sight, out of mind.

  • Order a soup and a salad OR a salad and an appetizer instead of an entree.

→ Pass on bread, chips, and biscuits.  One breadstick at the Olive Garden is 140 calories, and let's be honest, who eats just one?! Biscuits come in around 160 calories and are loaded with tons of fat. Skip them and save your carbs for a better choice! (like red wine ;)

  • Restaurants typically give a double serving of dressing, so always ask for it on the side.  Take the prongs of your fork, dip them into the dressing, then your salad. You will get all the flavor, but half the calories and fat.

If you are flying...

Pressure changes can lead to back up and bloat, so I also recommend taking digestive boost daily to keep things moving.  This stuff has literally saved my life more than once. I shit you not.  Learn more about it here.    

 

Wherever you go...

Stay active!  

Look into community classes offered in the area you are visiting.  Many gyms and studios offer great daily/weekly rates for travelers.  If weather permits, get outside for a run or a hike, or get out on the water to paddle or kayak.  Fresh air is great for the body and mind.  

Another amazing resource is Beachbody On Demand, delivering hundreds of amazing workouts via live stream.  Access your favorite workouts on your phone, computer or tablet--it goes where you go! Check out the 30 day free trial!   

And, drink lots and lots of water!

Dehydration can lead to fatigue, constipation, headache and dizziness.  And who wants that?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER: It’s the small, seemingly insignificant choices that add up over time and yield long-term rewards!

Happy and Safe Travels!