How To Eat Smart While Travelling
“Fruits are often easily available everywhere, so eat these as a mid-morning snack to maintain energy levels and it is best to choose fruits that can be peeled”
For those who travel once in three months or once in 15 days, there is definitely a change in routine and one of the crucial aspects that travelling outstation has an impact on, is food. Also, following a ‘diet’ for weight watchers becomes extremely difficult and usually the cause for the same, is poor or no planning especially when with regard to food while travelling. Either you are too happy to gorge on high calorie, sugary, fat loaded food or you whine over poor choices of food available while travelling.
Either way, your diet goes for a toss! Also, occasionally if foods/drinks are consumed that are novel to your system and contaminated, you may land up with traveller’s diarrhoea, which is an extremely unpleasant condition. Hence, in order to avoid such situations, it would be wise to gauge the number of days you would be travelling and accordingly, hunt for feasible restaurants, food malls etc. nearby. Another important thing to do is to carry dry snacks that are nutritious and easy to consume.
- Carrying a breakfast cereal pack or finding one at your travel location and having the same for breakfast with tetra-pack milk is a safe option
- Usually, a breakfast buffet is available and choosing more whole fruits and egg preparations are preferred along with cereal
- Fruits are often easily available everywhere, so eat these as a mid morning snack to maintain energy levels and it is best to choose fruits that can be peeled
- Keeping lunch simple and not overly spiced is important. Also, choose not more than two preparations
- For a mid-evening snack eating packed snacks as listed in the table below can keep hunger pangs at bay
- Keep dinner light with a protein and a soup preparation. Avoid non-packed dairy items and raw salads
- Use packaged drinking water at all times, whilst staying hydrated throughout your stay
Packed Dry Snacks
|Assorted nuts and seeds||Muesli|
|Mixed nut ladoos||Chivda|
|Granola bars||Roasted chanas|
|Khakra||Salted moong dal|
When you travel, ensure you plan well and carry with you a variety of snacks, to prevent added weight gain or extreme hunger due to no variety available.