Friday, June 19, 2009
Tips for eating out when on a business trip or vacation
Don't let your outside adventures throw a pitch fork in you already wonderful healthy lifestyle! Just because you are on a business trip or on vacation, doesn't mean you need to go wild and raid the buffett. Just remember, you may be on a vacation, but your diet is not :-) 1. Keep yourself hydrated. Often thirst can be mistaken for hunger. Try to always keep a refillable water bottle with you and refill as needed! 2. Avoid anything saucey...especially cream saucey. You'll be setting yourself up with a caloric mess on this one. 3. Go for the grilled options. Oh yes, lean grilled proteins are your best bet here. Grilled chicken, grilled seafood, grilled beef. 4. If you are at a buffet, help yourself to a salad and clear broth soup. I've said it before and ill say it again, these will fill you up with minimal calories and will help you not over eat. 5. Keep healthy snacks on hand: almonds, apples, granola bars etc. You may not know what time you will be having lunch or dinner. You d Also don't want to be famished and eat all the high fattening high caloric food. Not only will the snacks keep you satisfied, but it also will not send your body into starvation mode! 6. When eating out, try to load up on the fruits and veggies. Remember may be on vacation, and you should enjoy yourself. If. You really want a high caloric dish, try to have only 1/2 or a 1/4 of the dish, and then something healthy on the side. 7. When I'm eating out, I sometimes only order two appetizers for my meal. This is very filling, the portions are great, its cheap, and I get two different things! 8. Let's face it, you may not be able to eat healthy all of the time, try to counter act this by walking or getting some other form of excersise in. I hope these tips help you on your next vacation or business trip!