Travel Tip: How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Mar 5, 2015

Maintaining a healthy diet while traveling can be a challenge.  It is easy to indulge at every meal, difficult to find fresh on-the-go foods and we frequently eat larger portions and more often when on the road.  We’ve put together a few tips to help you stay on track while enjoying your time away.

  1. Bring a protein or meal replacement mix with you. If you can, substitute eating lunch out and replace it with a protein shake or bar.  This allows you to leverage a calorie deficit for your biggest meal of the day.
  1. Order the same breakfast you would at home. Most hotel restaurants will fix you exactly the portions you ask for. Don’t be afraid to ask for two eggs and small bowl of oatmeal cooked in water if that is what you eat at home. You don’t have to have the toast, sausage and potatoes that it normally comes with.
  1. Pack your lunch or snacks for the airport. You can’t bring liquids but you can bring food. All airport terminals are not created equal in food quality. Don’t chance it and bring something from home or the hotel while traveling.
  1. Use the appetizer menu or first plate menu as your main course. Often the portion size is smaller and some restaurants first course menu is more interesting and fulfilling then the main.
  1. Think “Weight Watchers.”  The program allows you to “eat what you want” but you are limited by how much you can consume based on the number of points it will cost you. You can apply this concept to your own life by allowing your self a limited number of “cheats” during your trip. Decide on what your number of “cheats” will be while you are still at home and be less tempted when you travel.

Staying on track is often easier than you think and doesn’t have to deprive you of enjoying your time away. Remember when visiting any of the Auberge Resorts, that we often offer spa-inspired and vegetarian menus for guests looking for lighter, healthier meal options.