Try to eat moderate amounts of healthy, well-balanced foods.
- Skip the appetizer and order a healthy entree with two sides of vegetables. Choose restaurants that offer foods prepared ‘fresh’ (not canned or frozen). It will surely taste better and be better for you.
- Examples of healthy entrees include the following: Grilled shrimp or fish on a salad with the dressing on the side. (12 large shrimp are only 90 calories); grilled or baked fish with a side of vegetables; an egg-white vegetable omelet with light toast and jelly.
- Select fresh fruit instead of a high-fat, calorie-packed dessert.
- keep it simple. As a general rule choose plain, wholesome and fresh foods.
- Eat foods that are baked, broiled, poached, sautéed or roasted; be sure to avoid fried foods, creamy sauces and creamed soups.
- Skip the ‘seconds’. Get up and go for a walk on the town or the hotel treadmill instead.
- Finally, If you must eat fast food, always ask to see the restaurants nutrition menu first; try to eat the new low-calorie, low-fat options that are available in most fast food restaurants.
Bring food along for the ride
If you are traveling by car, bring a cooler packed with a few nutritious meals and snacks.
- You can always replenish your supplies by going to the local supermarket as you travel. Try to stay in a hotel room that has a small refrigerator.
- You could also bring along Vail Medical Center and Weight Loss protein-bars or shakes to be used as meal replacements when you are on the road.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, follow these guidelines; not only will you be traveling lighter, you’ll be feeling happier and healthier too.