Hello Travellers! We must agree that traveling and exploring new places is a great fun but on the other hand, traveling can also be stressful and detrimental to health if we are traveling on the go. Moreover, several people face stomach problems, vomiting, nausea, etc while traveling in planes, trains or even by road. Well, if we follow the proper diet plan and not overeat in excitement on our trip, we can manage a safe and healthy journey.
Although, it is quite difficult to follow diet plans when one is traveling yet some of the below-mentioned simple changes, however, can help you follow your diet plan and stay safe.
1. Do not buy tucks:
An important way that the diet plan can be disturbed is when people munch to keep them occupied during traveling, which is unhealthy. A good alternative is to buy fruits and munch on them.
2. Do not buy cola drinks:
These drinks are rich in sugar and carbohydrates and are a major setback to your diet. A good and refreshing alternative in natural juice. However, if you do have the urge to have a fizzy drink, plain soda is a good alternative.
3. Carry warm water:
Carrying a thermos full of warm water is also beneficial. It is easy to carry, and warm water helps to speed up metabolism and burn fat. Adding lemon to it is very helpful, but too much of this lemon water can give you acidity.
4. Do not have gravy:
During a trip, it is most likely that you would have to eat out. When ordering Indian food, try to avoid eating the gravy. Usually the gravy is rich in carbohydrates and can make your diet go wrong.
5. Order wisely:
It is important to keep a tab of what one is ordering. A salad or clear soup is a good option, in a restaurant. Grilled or baked stuff, without cheese, is better than deep fried things.
6. Try and keep the dinner light:
You are likely to burn off a heavy breakfast while on a trip, but a heavy dinner is very difficult to burn off unless your trip requires you to walk around at night. Try and schedule the “eating in fancy restaurants” bit, in the early part of the day.
7. Small portions:
Trying new dishes is a part of every travel program. You can try all dishes, but in order to maintain your diet, it would be a good option to take smaller portions of the food and eat it slowly.
8. Alter dishes:
In almost all restaurants, the waiters can be told to modify a dish. You can substitute high carbohydrate items in a dish, with healthier ones.
9. Sauces and accompaniments:
A lot of things served with the main dish are high in calories. These are easy to avoid and can be replaced with healthier options like mustard or low-fat mayonnaise.
Having seafood is also a good way to keep your diet plan. Most varieties of fish are rich in proteins and good fats. They, however, should not be fried.
It is also a good option to share food rich in fat instead of eating it alone. That gives one the opportunity to try different things, and yet maintain the diet plan.
12. Carry blue disposables:
Studies have shown that eating in blue plates decreases appetite. Carrying disposable, blue plates is thus a good option.
13. Avoid alcohol:
Having alcohol before your meal would stimulate your appetite and lead to eating more, and thus alcohol can be had after a meal.
14. Drink water:
Having water before your meal, would also help you feel full and satiated.
15. Be careful in places with loud music:
Studies show that loud music distracts people, and cause them to eat more. It is therefore important to keep track of how much you are eating in such places.
16. Right stops:
Instead of stopping at fast food chains, while driving, stop at places that offer healthy food options.
17. Pack food:
Traveling with the right type of food can also help you avoid missing meals and eating unhealthy food. Avoid having junk and unhealthy food. Prepare meal at home for your journey.
It is also possible for you to call your airlines or hotel, and specify your food demands and health issues. Most places accommodate such requests.
19. Sleep right:
It is important for you to get the right amount of sleep in order to follow your diet plan and lose weight. Studies show that sleep disturbances lead to obesity.
While traveling, it is also important that you get all the exercise that you can. Walk as much as possible. Exercise will help deal with diet aberrations.
Enjoy your trip and stay healthy.