Travel for business can unpredictable. Approaching your hotel eating in a proactive way can keep you feeling great. Do some research, and prepare yourself to be successful, energized and healthy.
Plan your success
Find the health food stores, food coops and farmers markets in the area where you will be visiting. Travel can be stressful anyway so don’t add to it with bad eating that brings an upset stomach, sugar spikes and sleep problems. When you check into your hotel make sure you have a room with a fridge and hopefully also a freezer.
I skip the hotel breakfast which is inevitably a carb-filled bummer with TV blaring, very stressful and not yummy! Try my D.I.Y. Hotel Breakfast: a glass of green tea, a one shot smoothie and some lovely oatmeal. I like to exercise in the gym, swim in the pool, and do yoga in my room.
If you can’t find a place for lunch that works with your nutritional regime, bring a nice bag of washed salad greens, dressing in a zip-lock and a ripe avocado. Add some raw nuts and you are energized and good for the next couple of hours.
Dinner with clients:
It can be fun to socialize, but difficult to eat healthy. Call the restaurant ahead and ask about options. Many restaurants love to accommodate your eating regime. When I order a salad I can usually get oil, vinegar, avocado, lemon and mustard on the side.
Be prepared. Bring these things with you in hand luggage:
Fruit and nut snacks, plastic silverware, small paper plate, emergency vitamin C powder, alcohol wipes.
Bring with you in your suitcase:
One shot blender, camping nesting bowls, zip-lock bags (1 gallon & 1 quart size), camping silverware, camping knife, small cutting board, veggie wash, herbal seasoning and gray salt, nutritional powders( visit D.I.Y.Breakfast for suggestions), raw coconut oil.
2 oz each per day: quick oats, dates, sprouting seeds, nori strips.
Buy from the local store:
Avocado, salad fixings, small olive oil and small apple cider vinegar, lime, garlic, mustard, frozen berries, and shake fixings, raw nuts.
Note to self: Have fun!
Remember that travel is an exciting adventure and opportunity. Learn about yourself and a new place. It is your assignment to keep yourself happy and balanced. Let me know what choices you made.