We all know eating out and eating healthy can be hard to do together. For those of you that travel a lot for work or just travel a lot for fun, eating healthy while on vacation can be a hard feat. It is probably one of the most common complaints about traveling. So, we wanted to offer up some helpful tips for you to eat healthy while traveling.
*always ask what oil is used to cook the food. If it is a canola/vegetable oil you can ask if they can cook it in olive oil instead
*substitute items that are not good for you, or too heavy. We never run into problems substituting! For instance with breakfast I asked to substitute the hash browns for fruit and my husband substituted cottage cheese. When those items are not on your plate you no longer have the temptation to eat them. This also works for dinner plates. Ask if you can have extra veggies instead of the starch they have on the menu.
*ask them to grill the meat. If something looks good to you but it is fried or covered in sauces ask them to grill it with lemon on the side. Squeeze the lemon over top for more flavor!
*ask for a burger or sandwich wrapped in lettuce as opposed to bread.
*ask for sauces on the side
*use lemon to dress your salad….I promise you it is incredibly tasty! You get a fresh salad and you can actually taste all the flavors of the veggies instead of having the dressing overpower the meal
*add cinnamon to your coffee to give it a yummy kick and mask bad coffee 😉
*rule of thumb – if you order an appetizer, no dessert. So if you can’t help eating dessert on vacation than skip the appetizer. It just helps to eliminate some of the restaurant intake.
Remember that no matter what you will always feel better after eating healthy. The reason so many people suffer from exhaustion, acne, stomach problems, etc has a lot to do with their diet. What we put into our bodies has a great impact on how we feel. If you put good fuel into your body it will create positive energy. Life is about experiences, we travel to have wonderful experiences….but I believe one major thing we all have wrong is using food to create the experience. Food should just be a side note to the whole experience. Food should be used to fuel our bodies in order to live a healthy energetic life so that we are able to get out and live life to the fullest! Food for thought 😉
I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. We are saying goodbye to Sin City and heading to the center of energy fields and relaxation in Sedona! Talk to you soon!
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