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How to stay on track with your nutrition plan while traveling

Fitness and holidays are two things that we do not always reconcile so easily. Usually, it’s precisely the time when you declare war on the buffets and treat yourself to the motto ” treat yourself ” – and then come back (felt) 10 kilos heavier. Or maybe not? A break from everyday life can be […]

nutrition and fitness tips

Fitness and holidays are two things that we do not always reconcile so easily. Usually, it's precisely the time when you declare war on the buffets and treat yourself to the motto '' treat yourself '' - and then come back (felt) 10 kilos heavier. Or maybe not? A break from everyday life can be the perfect opportunity to prioritize your health. Without all the pressure and obligations that await you at home, you can use the time for your body, and a change especially refreshed and vitalized come home. Either way, traveling does not mean the end of your fitness regime, because it's easy to learn how to combine both. With these nutrition and fitness tips, you will implement a healthy eating plan while traveling!  

 Water, water, water

Make sure to keep a bottle with you wherever you go. If you drink too little, you will quickly get tired, get a headache and get hungry faster.

Breakfast - never without

You shouldn't omit breakfast. It provides you with the energy you need on a stressful journey.

Replace sugar with vitamins

An apple and small sweet snacks with a banana or other fruit are much less nutrient-dense than chocolate. It will not only keep you full for long duration and provide enough vitamins but also ensures that your blood sugar levels do not go up and down too fast. Feeling full protects you from food cravings.

Instead of fat, you prefer fiber

Replace chips with carrots and savory snacks with cucumbers, cocktail tomatoes or other vegetables. Oily foods are heavy in the stomach and usually have a high-calorie density.

Stay active

Use the steps instead of escalators. Avoid the conveyor belts at large airports. To keep your circulation going, especially on long flights, loosening exercises are suitable.

Besides, you can always activate your muscles by tensing them while sitting. Your car breaks should consist of stretching exercises, walking fast, or jumping jacks.

Sleep well

Before the trip, you should make sure to sleep enough as the body releases Ghrelin hormone when you don't get plenty of sleep.  This hormone will trigger a feeling of hunger. Small "power napping" in the airplane, car or train are also ideal for filling up with energy in between.

Get involved

Spending several hours on the plane, in the car or on the train can quickly get boring without the right distraction.

Eating out of boredom usually causes you to eat useless stuff and keep you in a good mood. Intuitive eating means listening to your hunger and not eating through different feelings. In order to avoid boredom, it's best to pack an exciting book in your travel bag. Plus, time can be used to work on projects you've been doing for some time.

If you shift the perspective, the time in the plane, car, and train is an ingenious benefit. You will not be disturbed and can work concentrated, read or listen to music. Use this time!

Enjoy

You should also enjoy the break if you are on vacation.

Eat what you feel like and try not to put too much pressure on you.

Balance counts and is what helps you to stay healthy and fit in the long term. Bans and constraints often make you crave more unhealthy foods. Find your mediocrity and do not forget to take care!

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