Travel Tuesday :: Eating Right
One common side effect of traveling is over eating. At home we typically have a strict routine that we follow every day when it comes to eating and meal times. Well, I know that I do anyway. But once your foot steps off of that plane, all of those routines just go down the drain. Overeating has effects such as unnecessary bloating and fatigue, and overall these feelings just seem to linger through out your trip making you feel quite uncomfortable. With these few ideas to follow, I can assure you that you can feel great and energized, but more importantly extra ice cream from crawling into your mouth. (#guilty)
1 // Water is your best friend. Drink water when every you are thirsty and even when you aren't. Dehydration is one of the worst feelings that you can experience and it is something that you need to avoid. You body is not happy being neglected. Personal experience :: I nearly fainted in Rome because I was so severely dehydrated.
2 // Never, EVER skip breakfast. No seriously, like ever. Long days walking and sightseeing require a fuel of energy first thing in the morning. And you need the protein to keep you aware. There is nothing worse that not being able to experience a new land because of a throbbing headache or blurred vision. Personal experience :: I don't remember seeing parts of Oslo, Norway because I just had toast for breakfast.
3 // Think colors. Buffets are well known for breaking a diet, but I love using them to my best advantage. The selection of fruit at a buffet it typically amazing. So, first thing in the morning I like to grab a large plate of fruit along with a small plate whole wheat bread and peanut butter. Having more fruit and veggies really make you feel energized, and full. Like a good full, one that you can walk off in twenty minutes.
4 // Always bring your own snacks. I am a picky eater, but I have gotten much better over the years. When traveling, you come across dishes that you don't particularly care for. If just picking around the stuff you don't like doesn't cut it, a snack bar high in protein and calories (yes, you read that correctly) is the perfect solution. I also bring snacks for when I am just walking around. In a foreign, or any country, I try to eat every two hours. That way I am most aware and energized.
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