Saturday, October 26, 2013

On the road again...

Unlike the song, I can actually happily wait forever before getting on the road again but alas, work calls! 

Like last month, I want to show you what I'm eating and drinking to stay healthy and fit while traveling. Travel is one of the notoriously hard times for people to stick to their diet and workouts plans but it doesn't have to be so hard. A little planning can make a big difference in how healthy you stay and heading into the holiday travel season, it's even more important to fuel your body well because airports will be busy and full of germ-y people. Giving your body the right macro and micro nutrients can help you fight off whatever is going around. 

My first meal today (after a huge bottle of water with BCAAs - branch chain amino acids - the building blocks of protein) was cold oats. I used a leftover Peanut Butter & Co Cinnamon Raisin PB jar, added 1/4 cup of quick cook oats. 1/4 cup of oat bran, 1/3 scoop of casein protein and a ton of cinnamon powder. At the airport, I added cold water and let it sit while I waited for my plane. Cold oats sound gross but actually kind of taste like cookie dough. 

Despite always carrying a huge water bottle with me while flying, I still always take a glass of water every time the flight attendants come through (that's a tip straight from the flight attendant's mouth!) It's dryer than the Sahara Desert up here! 

Another tip I have for travel is to gather all the veggies and fruits you have in your house and bring them as snacks. Today I had an apple, grape tomatoes and a cooked yam, which I ate like a banana in the plane! Yep, I'll look goofy for a few minutes to look great all the time! 

If you're traveling domestically, you can bring almost any food. I recommend fruits, veggies, cans of tuna, Quest bars and protein powder. Internationally, you'll need to finish fruits, veggies and meats before landing and clearing customs. 

A little planning can make for a very easy and healthy trip. I'll be coming at you with lots of healthy travel tips as we head into the holidays and the big travel season. 

What are your best travel tips? 

What's the strangest thing you've eaten on a plane?

Do you bring your own food when you travel? 

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