As we enter the spring season, a very practical question: how do you eat healthy when you travel?
I realize for many the answer is simply, I don’t, but this question takes on important meaning as I embark upon an extended journey this week.
With the exception of a very brief trip to Chicago for Frequent Traveler University, I’ve been home the last several weeks and been brutally disciplined in my diet and exercise. Folks, I cannot believe what a difference this makes…I’m feeling refreshed, sleeping better, the junk food cravings are gone, and I’ve shed fat and am seeing my abs once again for the first time in many years. For me, the low-carb, high-protein diet combined with exercise has always worked best to activate fat-loss and muscle growth.
I’m really excited! Heidi’s happy too…
But over the next few months, I’ll be on the road a lot, a time I greatly look forward to and look forward to sharing with you.
There will be all sorts of fancy flights and hotels, lovely meals out, and lounges at airports and hotels that will tempt me with food around the clock.
My predicament is particularly difficult because I am a travel blogger and therefore I feel compelled, in order to offer you a complete review, to actually try out all the food when I fly or stay in a hotel.
While I could theoretically order the food, photograph it, and then not eat it, I hate that as well: by principle I hate waste and I find throwing out food unconscionable (unless it is pastrami sandwiches on American Airlines).
Of course I will try to make healthy choices plus continue to exercise, and perhaps that is all I can do, but I’ll be visiting a region of the world with a rich cuisine that I find absolutely delightful…but goodness is it fattening.
So, any tips for avoiding both waste and over-consumption? I don’t want to forfeit the progress I’ve made this year, but part of me acknowledges that travel becomes much less fun if you cannot enjoy a croissant with breakfast or a bread or rice or pasta with dinner.
I want to eat healthy…I really do. But traveling and eating healthy are such a difficult combination. Even so, I am committed to striking the balance. At the very least, I’ll work it off.
For the avoidance of any doubt, that’s just a stock photo…