When it comes to maintaining healthy habits, nothing can derail our efforts faster than a vaca or work trip!!!!
Temptation lurks everywhere, <pastries, nachos, margs> and it is very challenging to keep to your healthy routine.
Before you leave home, PREPare yourself, PLAN ahead, and read these tips —:
Pack as many portable snacks as you can.
Nuts, whole grain crackers and hummus, homemade protein bars <use your 21 Day Fix recipe book or FixAte cookbook for these>, individual sized oatmeal packets, diced fruit, cut veggies, apple and peanut butter and of course Shakeology packets. Just put in those handy zip lock bags and GO!
And don’t forget your agua!
PREParing to Keep Eating Healthy
Call ahead to see if your hotel has a refrigerator.
Even if it doesn’t, you can usually request one to be brought to your room. Then you can plan to bring along healthy breakfast items, snacks and lunches so you can eat at least one healthy meal a day in your room. A quick run to the local store for these items will alleviate the stress of having to eat out every meal. Remember—you don’t HAVE to eat out every meal! Take charge!
Eat a light snack before going out for dinner.
Putting a little food in your stomach, will help you be less tempted to over eat and will enable you to exercise more control.
Go easy on the alcohol and other calorie-laden, empty beverages. I know. I know.
Been there — done that.
If you are going to drink, order a glass of water too. Alternate one alcoholic beverage for one glass of water if you know you will be having more than one. <The 21 Day Fix does allow for one glass of wine three times a week—-Hooray!.>
Scope Out the Nearby Restaurants by your Hotel
Look at the menu online and choose something healthy before you arrive. That way, you won’t be tempted by all the great smells and order something you’ll regret eating later.
Know that you can order what you want, even if it’s not on the menu. If the ingredients are on the menu, there’s a good chance the cook will happily make something to your specification even if it’s not on the menu.
When I was in the Lean Phase of my Bodybuilding days, I still wanted to go out to eat with my Honey Bunny or Besties. I learned quickly that restaurants are so fine taking special orders—
I skipped the bun on a burger, order grilled meat with no seasonings or oils, skipped sauces and dressings all together or I asked to have them served on the side, opted for steamed, plain veggies instead of fries or a baked potato or I ordered a small side salad.
Don’t be afraid to request what you want. It’s much easier now than it was for me as most menus include the nutrition info for each entree.
Another thing you can do is order from the Kids’ menu—-yep, you read that right—-smaller portions peeps. Or ask for your meal to be split in half and that half boxed up before you get your food. Takes away that temptation of over eating. Or split it with a friend or spouse!!
Be careful with appetizers.
They can be loaded with fat and contain many calories. Order that glass of water and start drinking to curb your tummy until you food arrives.
And Don’t Forget to Keep Moving!
Pack your 21 Day Fix workout or other workout videos and play them on your laptop or take advantage of Beachbody on Demand! <available to all Club Members on mobile devices and computers.>
Take the stairs instead of the elevator even showing off by taking two at a time!
You don’t have to be overwhelmed by eating when traveling.
Just like at home…..PREP and PLAN AHEAD. Sure it takes time but it’s worth it.
You’re worth it.
Don’t undo all your hard work!