Travelling is always difficult irrespective of the fact we like it or not. The whole process involves us breaking off from our daily routine and taking up new and sometimes impoverished and makeshift arrangements as short time replacements. The most where a person is affected in his food habits. This can tell badly on his health if the things persist for long when a person frequents in his travels. Here let us suggest a few advises to you so that you can deal with food deficits in your travelling in a healthy way-
- Plan ahead
Know where you are going and for how long. If you are going on a business trip, in a comfortable state with most of the bills paid for by the organization you represent, you have little to worry. The problem lies in you having to get along all by yourself.
Check information related to the mode of transport, the route and destination even before you make a start in the journey. Make adequate arrangements accordingly. Look out for fine eating-places in route and if it is public transport, for the arrangements made by them. Once you have reached your destination, prefer to stay in or near to a place where reasonably priced eating-places are abundant.
- Go for a whole some diet
When out frequently, do not simply rely on survival tactics. Do not ignore the needs of your body for a wholesome diet. Supplement your eating with proteins and green foods. If you are on a business trip, you are more likely to be sitting for most of the time. So it becomes imperative that you take food less in carbs and fats. Go for light meals and to break the boredom in journey, eat in short intervals.
- Stock up
Fully relying on the services of the transporter and hotel staff would be wrong. Sometimes all you need is a small snack break instead of voluminous foods served to you. So carry adequate quantities of things like peanuts, milk solids, dried fruits, chocolate, chips and even biscuits with you. Look for nutritionally more fulfilling foods. They also act as dietary supplements to your not so nutritious food.
- Limit alcohol and increase water intake
Whether taken as placebo against stress or just in order to break the monotony of journey, alcohol will do no good in improving your lot. Alcohol further decelerates your mind and deprives it of water content. Further the amount of calories intake increases. Limit your intake to a couple of glasses, instead focus on drinking juices, and yes lots and lots of water at regular intervals.
- Stay on schedule
Do not compromise on your eating schedules. Eat only according to your regular eating times. Travelling will entail you making minor eating adjustments here and there, but that is it. Do not skip your meals because when combined with other travelling related problems like tiredness, disorientation, travel stress and sleeplessness, it will definitely tell negatively on your being.
This list of advice can help you travel in a refreshing and an enjoyable manner. Travelling if done in an active and fresh state of both mental and physical wellness definitely becomes a time worth cherishing for a long time.