“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.”  – Thomas Edison

If you’re like most people, you travel every now and again.  That’s great!  It is important to explore this world and see all of it’s wonders.  In fact, I have seen stats that suggest traveling lowers depression.

When you are looking to make a lifestyle or behavior change, sticking to your plan can become difficult on your trip.  Food is quite available when we are traveling.  But, the food available usually does not fit into your plan.  We pass gas stations, sit down restaurants, dessert places, and fast food joins as we make our way around our new surroundings.  It is critical to stick to your plan despite being in a different zip code.  You do not to lose all the progress and momentum you have built up before the trip.  Here are some ideas on how to eat well when traveling:

  • Pack a lunch or snack on the road before you leave
  • Choose healthy snacks when you make stops on your trip
  • When arriving, locate a grocery store nearby.  Stock your fridge and cabinets with foods that fit into your plan
  • Choose salads, light entrees, or vegetable dishes when eating out
  • Drink alcohol in moderation.  Only 1-2 at a time
  • Choose an appetizer or dessert.  Not both.

Remember, you are trying to make lasting changes in your life.  Do not allow the temporary time away ruin your permanent behavior change.  As Always, Eat, Move, and Improve!

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