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Thanks useful informatiom

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I second that. Great article!

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Great article, Marianne! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

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I found this article that has some great information. I am citing the source at the beginning since I have copied the entire article here and did not write this.

Duvachelle, J. (2011). How to Eat While Traveling. Retrieved June 12, 2011 from http://traveltips.usatoday.com/eat-healthy
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It's easy to give up on your diet or general healthy eating plan while you're traveling. Whether the trip is for leisure or business, the constant rush of activities may make it tempting to stop at a fast food outlet whenever hunger strikes, or indulge in unhealthy snacks or beverages. But if you keep healthy food choices at bay, you may maintain a healthy regimen during your travels with no regrets.

Step 1
Pack your own meal on the airplane flight or mode of transportation of your choice. This provides you with an alternative to eating the expensive and typically unhealthy prepared meals offered through the airline. Bring protein- and nutrient-dense dry food that won't easily leak or get smashed in your bag. Examples include nuts, protein bars and firm fruit, like apples.

Step 2
Drink plenty of fluids during your trip. If you can, choose water over other beverages while you're in transit. Milk and juices are adequate, but avoid soda and an excess amount of alcoholic beverages. Avoiding the latter is especially important for minimizing travel-related health conditions, such as jet lag.

Step 3
Stock your hotel room with bottled water, fresh fruit and healthy snacks like granola bars or fiber cookies. Doing so helps remove the temptation to raid the room's mini bar, and can be indispensable for staving off hunger between business meetings or tourist activities.

Step 4
Avoid fast food outlets. Though they may be a comforting choice when you're in a new city, these kind of meal options are often high in fat and calories, and more importantly, they may cheat you out of experiencing the local culture. Wherever you decide to eat, focus on meals that incorporate healthy components, like fresh vegetables and lean proteins.

Step 5
Don't forget to eat breakfast. This is usually easier said than done in the whirlwind of a vacation. However, breakfast helps prime your system and prepares you for a full day of activities or business meetings. If your hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, choose a high fiber and protein meal, such as whole grain toast with peanut butter, to give you instant energy and fill you up until lunch. This way you may reduce the temptation to snack in a few hours' time.



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Its definitely a challenge! We tend to stay at hotels where breakfast is included and eat a healthy breakfast - eat fruit and eggs for protein. We like to eat our large meal at lunch and eat light for dinner. The main thing is to remember that FOOD isn't the point while traveling - new experiences are the point! For me it is a work in progress, just as my life is!

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I enjoy lots for FRESH fruit and vegetables that are not available on Guam when I travel!

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Welcome!!

A fair share of pre-planning helps me. Ironically, I was working on a blog post yesterday about that very topic, since I recently came back from a trip to Seattle where I still stuck pretty close to my way of eating, and even got to share some salads and smoothies with my friends there :)

But, in a nut shell - packing my own foods for the plane/car ride, shopping as soon as I get to my destination, getting support from people if I'm visiting family/friends, staying active, keeping up with water.... I know that not only will I not spiral down the guilty drain when I get home and have to "get back on the bandwagon," but I have more energy and just feel better when I stick to my plans. So that helps, too!

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Hi,
There are always local fruits available and plenty of small restaurants with goodies along the road. We prefer to eat in places where you see what you get before ordering. Then manage the quantities.

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I look forward to the days when I can afford to travel and experience the different ways of life. I find other cultures so interesting and I hope to learn the Spanish language. I don't know how you travelers balance the fun and dieting while on a vacation or trip? Any tips?

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