Traveling light: healthy eating on the go
Between changes in your regular routine, airports packed with fast food chains, and rest stops full of candy bars, travel can be tricky when you’re losing weight. The good news is that there are plenty of smart options to refuel while staying on track!
When you’re following Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, called Food Optimizing, you’re encouraged to fill up on food that’s satisfying and low-energy dense (low in calories for its weight)—food like fruit and veggies, lean meat, pasta, eggs, and fat-free plain yogurt. Look for these while traveling to keep you slimming on the move.
Pack some trusty fruit before you head out, or look for grape cups, bananas, apples, and oranges to satisfy your sweet tooth. Pair fruit with fat-free plain yogurt or peeled, hard-boiled eggs for a boost of filling protein. For a savory crunch, grab veggie sticks or look for pickles packed in brine.
Keep your eyes peeled for build-your-own salad bars, then load up on hard-boiled eggs, grilled chicken, and plenty of veggies, topped with a fat-free dressing. If you’re tempted by soup, go for tomato or broth-based varieties. Pasta with a tomato-based sauce is also a smart choice. And if there’s a build-your-own burrito bar, opt for a bowl with plain rice, lean protein and lots of veggies, topped with lettuce and tomato.
Or do some easy prep at home, if you can bring a cooler, by layering veggies, cooked grains, greens and lean protein in a Mason jar or lunch box, with the dressing packed separately. Then combine, shake, and eat!
Rushing around airports, dry plane cabin air, or logging long hours on a car trip can disrupt our usual hydration routine. Pack or look out for sparkling waters, diet or zero-calorie sodas, herbal teas, an Americano with a splash of skim milk, or good ol’ plain H2O.