Eating on the road

6 Tips for eating healthy on the road

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Don't let travel put a dent in your diet. Here are some rules of on the go nutrition and never go hungry again. When you're on the road chances are you probably think of fast food first. But just because your traveling doesn't mean you have to eat foods that are bad for you. Here are some tips to eat healthily while you're traveling on a trip.

1. Healthy eating starts where you stop. When you stop at a fast food joint, your food choices will be limited. But stop at a grocery store that offers whole healthy foods and a supermarket that features a salad bar.

2. Eat frequently and in smaller amounts. Eating small amounts of healthy food throughout the day sends a signal to your brain and the food supply is plentiful so you'll burn calories. Limiting your calorie load gives you lots of energy. Eating too many calories sense a message to the brain that leaner times just be around the corner.

3. Eating plenty of protein. Eating the right amount of complete protein one which contains all the essential amino acids your body need and stabilizes blood sugar keeps you lean and strong.

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4. Pack snacks so that you're not skipping meals. Sometimes you don't have access to food when you are traveling at regular intervals. The body responds as if it's facing a food shortage and your metabolism slows down to prevent you from starving. Keep your mind and body humming by packing healthy snacks in your car. Try almonds, raw vegetables and hummus, yogurt and berries, fresh and dried fruit, and hard-boiled eggs.

5. Avoid feel bad foods. These are the foods that leave you feeling sick and depleted after you eat them. Avoid simple carbohydrates are high glycemic foods, such as fruit juices, sodas, refined grain products, or sugary snacks. Avoid anything that is deep-fried or nonfat desserts and sweeteners, which are loaded with chemicals that your body can't easily metabolize. Any food with anything partially hydrogenated is not good for you and always avoid excess alcohol.

6. Drink lots of water. Water is a food and the body needs plenty of water for all his functions drinking plenty of water will flush your body of toxins, keep your skin fresh and help you eat less. It also helps you avoid travel jet lag and symptoms of overexposure to the sun and junk food cravings. Many of the unhealthy cravings we experience on the road can be satisfied with a refreshing drink of pure water.