13 Jun How to eat healthy while travelling this summer
With summer on the way, it can be challenging to eat healthy while travelling. If you find yourself having a hard time adhering to a diet because you are travelling, worry not! Here are a few tips to help keep you on track and make sure you don’t lose momentum!
Having a protein shake when you’re on the road is a great way to keep you on schedule with your diet. Depending on the carb and fat content of your protein, it may not be as filling as a bar or meal, so adding a handful of nuts can help curb your appetite until your next meal. If your protein powder has a higher fat content than most, you don’t need to add anything other than water or milk.
Protein Bars are another convenient way to get in a meal or snack while away from the kitchen. They are usually higher in calories than protein powder, and are usually higher in carbs and fat making them more filling than shakes alone. However, be careful in that your bar meets the macros of your diet. Some protein bars tend to be too high in saturated fats, while others have high levels of sugar.
Since CrossFit burst on the scene, Beef Jerky’s popularity shot through the roof. Many CrossFitters adopt the Paleo diet and beef jerky happens to be a staple snack for many of them.
Beef Jerky is packed with protein, is high in iron while low in carbs and fat. It is also made in many flavours ranging from jalapeño to buffalo wings to even Turkey Jerky which are lower in sodium.
For those of you that don’t have allergies to nuts, a pack of trail mix is a great way to get healthy fats, fiber and protein, keeping you full and not raising blood sugar levels. Trail mix also makes a great pre-workout snack. The healthy fats and sugars from the fruit will keep your energy levels up while you work out without you experiencing any “crashing” feeling.