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Here is an anonymous article with some good advice:
Choices for a healthy diet while traveling
Sticking to a healthy diet while traveling can be quite difficult. However, if you decide to make smart choices, a healthy diet is certainly feasible. Traveling is probably not the best time in which to start a healthy diet, but if you are already making healthy choices in your foods, modifying your diet slightly to accommodate travel is not as difficult as it first may seem.de airplane food, which can often be poor for your health. When you book your flight, ask about your food options. Vegetarian dishes are sometimes more nutritional in this case, but it really depends on what they will be serving. If you can, eat a larger meal before your flight so that you don’t have to eat everything that is served to feel full.
When driving or taking a bus, you may be tempted to stop at fast food restaurants and eat the attractive foods found there. Avoid this whenever possible! If you’re on vacation, you may wish to splurge a tiny bit, but having fast food more than once a week can really be bad for your health. If you must, choose the healthiest options available, like chicken breasts and diet soda.
Also, remember that you can take your own food when traveling. Carrying a loaf of whole-wheat bread or pita wraps, some lean lunchmeat, and low-fat cheese in a cooler is a great way to avoid high-fat and high-cholesterol junk food meals. You’ll save a lot of money as well, even if you buy from a gourmet delicatessen. Call ahead to ask if there will be a refrigerator in your hotel room.
Lastly, make smart choices when you eat out. If you choose salads or pasta get the dressing Lastly, make smart choices when you eat out. If you choose salads or pasta get the dressing on the side and ask about low-carb options. Control your portions by ordering lunch menu sizes or splitting the meal in half and getting a doggie bag.
Yes, eating healthy foods when you travel can be a challenge. However, your health is worth it. When you eat good foods, you will also fight illnesses that you are likely to encounter when traveling and be more alert so that you can enjoy your trip.