This summer, having a road trip with family and friends is a great idea. We all know that road trip is fun and amazing, but it can be stressful and not good to our health. When on the road, it goes hand-in-hand with eating unhealthy road foods such as junk foods and most of the time fried fast foods, cramped legs, prolonged sitting and sore butts.
Hail for escapaders! If you’re planning to have a road trip this summer, here are some healthy tips to make your road trip entertaining, fun, safe and most of all healthy with your trip buddies.
Tips on How to Eat Healthy on the Road
- Bring Smart Snacks. Load your cooler with ice and fill it with plenty of nutritious and easy to eat snacks like fresh fruits, cut-up veggies, yogurt cups, homemade granola bars, unpreserved mea jerky, dried seaweeds and unsalted nuts.
- Bring Reusable (BPA-Free) Water Bottles. Fill empty water bottles ate every rest stop. If you'll be lodging for the night, chill bottles while you sleep to have ice-cold water all day. While on the road, avoid drinks that will contribute to dehydration such as creamy sweet coffee drinks and soda. Drink plenty of water while on the road. Water is more than food. It helps flush body toxins, helps you eat less, especially junk-food cravings and keep your skin fresh.
- Avoid Buying Unhealthy Food. While on the road and you stop at a fast food joint or grocery store, just buy healthy foods such as bagged veggies, fruits and nuts.
- Eat Frequently and in Smaller Amounts. Consuming small amounts of healthy foods while on travel will make you full for a long time. Also, limiting your calorie intake will give you loads of energy. Eating plenty of calories in one meal will make you feel sluggish and sleepy.
- Eat Plenty of Protein. Consuming the right amount of protein that contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs for weight and activity level helps stabilize blood sugar, keeps your body lean and strong and enhances concentration. Lean and high-quality protein provides energy needed for a long drive.
So when you're planning to take a road trip this summer, don't let travel put a dent in your diet. You can use these tips on how to stay healthy on the road so that you’re not going to get hungry while on the road. But just because you're traveling, it doesn't mean you have to eat unhealthy foods that will leave you bloated and exhausted especially carb-loaded foods.
Before traveling, you have to prepare healthy travel foods that will make you make you feel better while on the go. Healthy food and plenty of water will help sustain your energy levels. The food that you eat on the while on road will serve as your traveling repair kit.