PRACTICAL NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES FOR TRAVEL 🏝 // a few days ago I talked about the mindset for your travel eating, which, IMO, is top priority. .
Buuuut, what you eat does still matter, and there are ways that you can eat rich & indulgent foods you might not eat all the time & not have the way you feel compromised so much. While it’d be amazing to eat those foods ALL day every day, I’ve been there & done that, & it’s just NOT worth feeling like garbage the whole time I’m away from home.
1️⃣ HIT THE GROCERY STORE AND HAVE ONE MEAL PER DAY AT YOUR AIRBNB OR HOTEL: I’m notorious for bringing food on travel. I bring my mini French press for coffee, protein bars, nut butter packets, & collagen. I always eat at least 20-30g protein when I wake up through collagen and bars like @epicbar or @dnxbar along with 1 whole fruit & 1 nut butter packet. This keeps me full & satisfied for hours, as opposed to the days when I’d eat a pastry and be hungry 30 min later.
2️⃣ HAVE PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL: This is the most important thing. We want protein because it keeps us full and stabilizes our blood sugar. It also keeps our hunger hormones in check so we don’t feel like reaching for food all day. .
3️⃣ EAT VEGETABLES LIKE IT’S YOUR JOB: Vegetables can be found at almost any restaurant, and I always make sure to get as many fibrous ones as I can per day like greens, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels, asparagus, peppers, cucumbers, etc. Fiber keeps you full but most importantly it’ll aid in keeping you regular & we know there’s NOTHING worse than being constipated away from home.
4️⃣ INDULGE MINDFULLY: After you’ve had protein & veggies, eat what you want, but not without abandon. Pay attention! Get romantic with that bite. Savor it fully. Remember that the quantity doesn’t correlate with enjoyment.
5️⃣ LISTEN TO HUNGER & FULLNESS: Make it a point to not make yourself uncomfortable with how much you eat. It’s easy to go from satisfied to “holy shit I just ate so much”. Remember that quantity doesn’t equate to enjoyment. Attention does. It’s not worth it to overeat & make yourself feel terrible. Above all else, honor your body and balance your desires with self-love. 💕