Sometimes traveling on the clock can be fun. Coming back five pounds heavier isn’t. Devour these tips and come back no worse for wear.
1. Avoid Temptation
Face the facts; we don’t always eat our healthiest while traveling. When dining out, try this: skip the menu. It’s a given that most restaurants have chicken, vegetables, salad, etc. Request the basics, keep it simple and you’ll thank yourself later.
2. Your Attention, Please
If you’re driving, you really shouldn’t be eating in the first place. But since we’re not your mother or the highway patrol, consider pre-packaged, fresh-cut vegetables and fruit. It takes just as long to grab these in a supermarket as it does to wait in line at a drive-thru. No excuses.
3. Switch It Up
Opting for room service? When ordering your meal, make sure you get a salad and go easy on the dressing. Eat half your entrée and then fill up on the salad. By making your healthy salad the main course, you’ll satisfy your appetite with lettuce, which naturally makes you feel full and makes you less prone to residual snacking.
4. Danger: Avoid Dessert!
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or a newsletter writer, to know that skipping dessert is a good idea. But did you know passing on all that caramel-soaked, chocolate-filled debauchery can actually keep you safe? A filling meal that ends with a sugary dessert can make you feel sleepy—bad news when driving long distances. Let your passengers indulge. Then make them pay for gas.