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    HEALTHY EATING FOR ROAD TRIPS

    Updated: Jul 4, 2019


    Are you about embarking on a road trip and bothered about unhealthy eating? Are you in doubt as to the best way to ensure you maintain proper well-being as your travel? This article is just what you need. It will guide you on the necessary steps to ensure a healthy diet as you embark on that road trip.


    Many persons prepare for long road trips by going to a grocery store and stuffing their cars with junks and a whole lot of goodies. These include sodas, candy bars, sodas, and more chips. When you merge the unhealthy eating with the sedentary position of riding in the car, gaining weight on your long road trip will not be the only factor you will have to deal with. Having the right energy level for the trip will also pose a challenge. So, here are some tips to help you enjoy the trip and improve your chances of healthy eating.


    • Do not forget breakfast

    When you begin your day with a healthy breakfast, you are filling your body with contents that will supply you with the right amount of energy for extended periods. For example, bring whole wheat, granola, cream cheese or lots of bananas instead of a pile of pancakes which will be converted into sugar and ejected out of the body. Pack breakfast to your hotel room, such as oatmeal which may be combined with water and cooked in the microwave. Avoid the chips and candy bars, which won't keep you satisfied for long. As a replacement, pack a source of string cheese, yogurt, applesauce, and other canned fruit. Package portions of granola, carrots, nuts, pretzels, grapes, and celery in small sealable bags. If you desire to eat some snacks that aren't so great for you, ensure you check your eating by using tiny bags to control the portion sizes and rations.


    • Making lunch choices

    Avoid stopping at fast foods. Rather, it is best to bundle picnic lunches and make a stop at a rest area with picnic tables. Your food flasks should contain foods like mustard, whole wheat bread, jam, peanut butter, lunch meat, chopped tomatoes, and hummus. Take some time to move around the picnic area to exercise your body after seating in the car for a long period.


    • Plan dinner ahead

    Ensure you make wise choices for dinner. Although most persons eat out when traveling long distances, you may eat your packed lunch meals for dinner. In case you decide to eat in a fast-food, choose the grilled chicken sandwich. Use mustard, instead of mayonnaise. If possible, avoid French fries, go for baked potato and fruits. Whereas if you happen to be in a sit-down restaurant, try to add omega-3 fatty acids from foods like grilled fish into your diet. Dinner is a fantastic time to eat vegetables. You can get a lightly dressed salad to fill that need.


    You need to pay attention to some rules as you plan your meals to ensure healthy eating on your road trip. This includes:


    • Eating about the exact times you do eat while at home and avoid skipping meals. This will reduce hunger, hence the need to eat snacks.

    • Keeping the body in a great eating rhythm.