| Travel Fit Tips :: Dining
healthy even if
Know How Much You're Eating
Keep the portions
you are constantly eating out during your travels. Even if a restaurant
serves you a lot of food, you don't have to eat it. This will
to try more food options as you travel to different cities and
countries. It will also keep you from trying some crazy crash
starving routine in order to lose the weight you gained as you traveled.
calories to be far too time consuming, especially when you are
traveling. But now there are some easier ways to do it. Calorie-count.com
is an amazing resource for knowing exactly what you are consuming. They
have lists for most of the major restaurants you will be eating at when
It's easy to consume more
than you intended when you're
dining out. To avoid travel weight gain,
practice portion control and
watch out for hidden calories.
..:: Try our BMR calculator for
an eye-opening assessment of your calorie needs.
..:: Ask if
the restaurant has half portions or
..:: Order a
to-go box with your meal. When the meal arrives, put half of it
the box right away.
in dessert, but ask to see the dessert tray so that you can see the
portion sizes before ordering.
yet, ask the waiter to split one dessert
between everyone at the table.
Avoid Hidden Calories
..:: When the
waiter brings the breadbasket, move it to the other end of the table or
get rid of it altogether.
If you are dining with others, pass it around
once and then hand it back to the waiter.
..:: Ask to
have your meal (including vegetables) prepared without butter or oil.
..:: Ask for
sauces and dressings to be served on the side.
Substitute steamed vegetables for
rice, potatoes, or pasta.
alcohol. For a festive alternative, try cranberry juice with
ginger ale or Sprite.
artificial sweetener in your coffee, and ask for skim milk rather than
Fast Food Success
some time studying the nuitrition content of various fast-food items.
(Most vendors offer details on their web site.) Pick ones that you like
and that are calorie, fat, and carb conscious. Then look for those
items while you are on the run.
..:: Don't be
fooled by seemingly healthy fast food options. Always check the label
for calorie, saturated fats, carbs, and sugars.
..:: Look for other
ideas in our Frequent Flier Crier article.
..:: If you
are staying in the same hotel for multiple days, ask for a room with a
refrigerator and microwave, and then make a quick trip to the
store. Look for fresh, prepared items that you can reheat in your room.
As always, check the label for nutrition content.
..:: Check out snack
ideas on our Travel Fitness Blog.