Eating Healthy on the Road: How to Maintain Healthy Habits and Stay Fit
Let’s face it, sticking to a healthy eating plan is not always easy; especially when you’re about to hit the road. After all the routines that work at home are not as easy to follow when you’re away.
It’s not just the routines, it’s much harder to store food and plan your meals, especially if you’re facing dinner at a roadside restaurant.
Fortunately you can use the information in this guide and our dedicated travel fit FF4L program to maintain your weight loss even while on the road.
Benefits of Eating Healthy on the Road
Having developed your healthy eating habits there are several reasons why you’ll find it beneficial to keep eating healthy while on the road:
- Keep the Gains
It doesn’t matter if it’s taken you a week or 6 months to drop 20 pounds. If you give up healthy eating on the road, you’ll probably start to put the pounds back on.
Even worse, when you do return home, you’ll find it much harder to continue the healthy eating plan you were sticking to.
Eating healthy on the road with travel fit (our newest addition to FF4L) will help you to achieve and maintain weight loss goals.
- Save Money
It might sound surprising but eating healthy while traveling can actually save you money! Instead of ordering whatever you feel like from a restaurant, you’ll need to put more thought into food options.
This will prevent you from over eating and over spending. Try it on your next trip; estimate what you would have spent each time you stop and see how much you’ve saved.
- Improved Mood
Since starting the Fit Father program you may have already noticed an improvement in your mood. This is not because of specific food that you eat but because you are not experiencing the highs and lows connected with rising and falling blood sugar levels.
Research also suggests that protein can help to reduce cortisol levels in your body. Cortisol levels rise in response to stress. Anything that reduces the stress your body is under can help to reduce the risk of long term illnesses such as cardiovascular issues.
Tips For Healthy Eating on the Road
Fit Father for Life Members have access to the Travel Fit program, which makes the entire process simple and easy.
The following tips will also help, especially if you’re on a budget:
- Portion Size
If you’re creating your own food or purchasing it in a restaurant don’t be tempted to load up or ‘go large’.
Exercising portion control no where you are is a huge step towards maintaining your healthy eating plan.
- Go Shopping
This is particularly beneficial if you are travelling by road a lot. Visit the store before you leave and purchase the same ingredients as you normally would. You can actually stick to your current diet fairly easily on the road especially if you pick salads and other healthy options.
You can also stop at grocery stores on the way and pick up additional supplies.
Obviously these supplies will have a short life and you are likely to purchase more than you need. You can always pass on your unused items to a food bank; it will still be cheaper and healthier than eating in a restaurant.
- Pick a Family Restaurant
Diners have one thing in common; they all have a small ingredient list and a deep fryer. They are not the same as a family restaurant.
Family restaurants will often state they are family owned and run, but not always. They are usually bigger, have better food, and they almost always offer healthy choices than you run of the mill diner.
- Ask a Local
If you’re struggling to find a suitable place to eat then you should ask a local what they recommend. Most locals will be aware of the healthiest restaurants in the area; even if they never eat there.
Just make sure you check the food really is as healthy as it seems and the price is acceptable.
- Remember the Perfect Plate
The perfect plate consists of ½ a plate of vegetables, ¼ plate of protein and ¼ plate of carbohydrates. Remember this when you’re travelling. It should always be possible to build a perfect plate with the options on the menu.
- Try Fasting
Take a look at our intermittent fasting guide. This will show you how it is possible to fast for the journey; assuming you are going straight to your destination.
Fasting can actually help your body to burn more fat; your journey can actually be a way to reduce body fat!
Fit Father’s Choose Fit Travel
The one factor that should be obvious from these tips is the importance of being prepared. Taking supplies with you and researching before you go will help you to keep eating healthy while on the road.
The Fit Father Program is aware of the challenges you face on the road and has created a dedicated program to make it easier. This program will help you to prepare for your trip and keep eating healthy while on the road. It is an essential guide that you need to get today.
Fit Travel, and the entire Fit Father Library, will help you adhere to your eating plan, give you workout tips and ideas, and the accountability needed to improve your overall fitness and weight loss capabilities. Try it now!
Summing It Up
Eating healthy while on the road might seem challenging but it doesn’t need to be.
We offer all the info and support you’ll need to ensure that you remain healthy even when travelling. In fact you can actually get closer to your weight loss goals while on the road!
Your new friend & health coach,
Head Training Staff, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “The Fit Brit”
Bragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide', Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.
*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on eating healthy on the road.