Nutrition on the Go!
So it’s that time of year where I spend more time in the car and sleeping in hotel beds rather than my own on Saturdays. I would not change it for the world, as I truly love watching my kids play sports but it can be challenging at times.
So how does one stick to their plan, no matter where life takes us?
By filling your body early with some healthy nutrition options can help you avoid feeling tired, distracted or making poor choices throughout the day. Most hotels have the typical continental breakfast with limited options. Come prepared with a few things on hand like hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, granola, protein powder and oatmeal.
Pack a Cooler/Food bag (sometimes I pack 2!)
Most of my travel is quick weekend trips. I make sure to have plenty of options on hand for the car ride, breakfast and snacks throughout the day.
- Quick Protein Ideas: hard-boiled eggs, tuna packs, deli meat, yogurt, quality protein bars and powder
- Fat source: hummus/guacamole cups, almond butter packs
- Crunchy snacks: raw veggies, crackers (love nut thins), rice cakes and honest sweet potato chips
- Salty snacks: nuts, quality jerky
- Sweet snacks: berries (loving the Costco blackberries right now), granola, and dark chocolate coconut bites
When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. I always make sure to have a variety of Kombucha and sparkling water along (LaCroix/Bubly). And for when it’s time for the parents to have a little fun, a good quality vodka. ☺
The ultimate goal is to aim for better not perfect.
Traveling is stressful enough and I really want to enjoy my time away. Food is still on my mind but my focus each weekend is different. Sometimes it’s about movement – challenging myself to 1-2 workouts; staying hydrated – setting a water goal; and sometimes it’s just about enjoying the company.
A. EMOTM 10
ODD: 25 situps
EVEN: 25 reverse crunch
Max: KB Swings
Max: KB Swings