As a nutrition coach and accountability partner, Coach EJ is committed to helping others maintain a balanced and nourishing lifestyle, even during their busiest days on the road.
One of the most common statements she hears from clients is that they feel frustrated trying to stay on track with their frequent traveling schedule. They report not being able to find healthy options which leads to poor decisions and regret.
Traveling can often pose challenges when it comes to maintaining healthy habits, but with the right strategies and a little bit of planning, you can stay on track with your health and wellness goals. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you prioritize your well-being during your travels:
#1 Plan Ahead:
Before embarking on your trip, take some time to research healthy food options available at your destination. Look for restaurants or cafes that offer nutritious meals or have vegetarian/vegan options if that align with your dietary preferences. You can also pack some healthy snacks like nuts, seeds, protein bars, or fresh fruits to have on hand when hunger strikes.
#2 Stay Hydrated:
Traveling often leads to dehydration, so it’s crucial to drink plenty of water. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and refill it whenever you have the chance. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks and alcohol, as they can further dehydrate your body.
#3 Mindful Eating:
When dining out, make mindful choices by opting for balanced meals that include a variety of vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Be mindful of portion sizes, and try to avoid overeating. Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues to guide your eating habits.
#4 Stay Active:
Even when you’re on the go, finding ways to stay active can greatly contribute to your overall well-being. Take advantage of hotel gyms, or consider packing lightweight exercise equipment such as resistance bands or a jump rope. Additionally, explore your destination by foot or bike, and aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.
# 5 Rest and Recovery:
Adequate rest is essential for maintaining your energy levels and overall health. Prioritize quality sleep by creating a relaxing bedtime routine, ensuring a comfortable sleep environment, and aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
As a nutrition coach and accountability partner, Coach EJ is here to provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey. If you are interested in creating a personalized plan that suits your unique needs and helps you achieve your health and wellness goals all you have to do is CLICK HERE to sign up for a nutrition and wellness check up. During this 45 minute appointment you can discuss a strategy to stay healthy when you are on the road for either business or pleasure.
Remember, staying healthy while traveling is achievable with the right mindset, planning, and support. Wishing you safe and fulfilling travels ahead!