Familiarize Yourself With Your Point of Destination
One should avoid the fast-foods at the burger joints when on the road or in a new city when they feel hunger. It is advisable that you use mobile applications which can lead you to safer and healthier restaurants.
Pack Your Own Green Vegetables and Fruits
You can buy and pack frozen vegetables and fruits either in bulk or small packets and combine them with smoothies for breakfast.
Plan What Foods to Pack in Advance
Make smart food choices; they should provide enough calories for sustained energy, nutritional value, and must be non-perishable. Make sure you have with you nutritious foods such as dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Also, it is always a great idea to include snacks such as peanut butter, nuts, and dark chocolate chips.
Having a snack every two to three hours will prevent you from feeling overpowered by hunger and save you from having to settle for eating less healthy foods, such as hot dogs from a gas station.
Drink a lot of water
One should take with them with clean water in a stainless steel bottle and drink roughly 8 ounces every hour to avert dehydration. This is essential because thirst at times may mimic hunger.
Most airlines provide protein boxes with olives, whole-grain crackers, and hummus, which offer a balanced consisting of essential fats, complex carbohydrates, and proteins. Therefore, you do not have to survive on snacks alone during long flights.
Avoid Excess Alcohol
It is not always easy to control what you eat or drink when you are drunk as your judgment is often impaired, so it is always a good idea to keep your alcohol intake at a minimum to make healthy food choices.
Have a Big Breakfast
One should start their day with high energy foods to avoid the urge to eat excessively over the course of the day. Choose protein-rich and high fiber items for breakfast; peanut butter on whole wheat toast or protein and fiber bars which should provide you with the amount of energy you will need to explore the place you are visiting.
Have Healthy Drinks and Snacks in Your Hotel Room
Stocking your hotel room with fresh fruit, healthy snacks such as fiber cookies or granola bars, and bottled water helps you avoid the hotel’s mini bar full of alcohol and unhealthy snacks.
Find a Farmer’s Market
You should be able to find a supermarket or a farmer’s market immediately after reaching your destination where you can stock up on vegetables, nuts, seeds, popcorn, pretzels, and fruits to serve as a breakfast alternative or snacks during your stay.
Avoid Fast Food: Enjoy the Local Cuisine
Always choose fatty fish like salmon, fresh salads, grilled meat, and broth/soup, and always avoid deep-fried foods. Make sure you explore and enjoy local foods that the area you are visiting is famous for. If you are visiting Italy, for instance, try to explore heart-healthy dishes like cacciatore instead of pizza, regardless of how good it might be.
Use a Time-Zone Supplement
You can use supplements that assist in resetting your internal clock faster such as melatonin, which will actively help you acclimate to your new location. This will also help you sleep better if you avoid consuming high-calorie foods.
Sourced from: Men’s Health
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