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“Time to go on a diet” is what I’m tired of saying every time I get home from a trip. It’s hard to make healthy choices when we’re ripped from our routines. We are creatures of habit. I do my power walk around 10am every day. I make scrambled eggs in the morning with cut-up fruit. I can’t really do all of that when I’m traveling, and I may be on a plane at 10am, or I don’t have access to a kitchen. I’m also tired when I travel, since I’m away from my comfortable bed, and when I’m tired, I don’t make the greatest food choices. My willpower is weak. But when, at one point in my life, work had me traveling regularly, I had to decide that enough was enough or I was truly going to go up three dress sizes. Here are my tips for eating healthy on the road so you don’t come back bloated.

healthy eating when traveling

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Plan your meal route every day

Every day, look at your travel route. If this is a road trip, look at the towns through which you’ll pass. Figure out where and when you’ll hit places for each meal. If you know there will be a long stretch in between, make sure to have snacks with you so you don’t pull over and get a hot dog from a gas station. Have a plan.

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