How To Eat Healthy On The Road

Road trip Karimdavid.com

It’s easy for you to fold on your healthy eating whilst traveling. It could be a vacation somewhere, a constant rush of many different activities (Having you walk, drive, run, and crawl from A to Z) or just strictly business.

Whatever it is for you, maintaining healthy eating habits whilst on the road can be a big challenge.

It’s at this point the ever present fast- food outlets can be very tempting for you / eating unhealthy snacks and beverages. To some it may seem unreachable, unclimbable but fear not Di’1s..

I have some tips to help you eat healthy whilst traveling on the road!

 

Pack Your Own Snacks And Meals- You can do this one on any mode of transport of your choice.

This ensures you are not reliant on airline foods which typically don’t taste very nice for one and two you are unsure what is exactly in the food they are providing you with.

It’s really inexpensive and all you really need are some containers and flasks.

DID YOU KNOW- Trail mix ( No chocolate ones), Fruit, Greek yoghurt and some Sandwiches are very simple and easy to pack foods whilst on the road.

 

Drink Water- Like always get your water right. Stop with the excuses, It’s just as easy to find a place with running water as it is to find your local bar to drink alcohol!  It’s so easy to get dehydrated on the road so it’s important you (Drink Up)

If you like milk that’s adequate, but I would avoid drinking any fruit juice drinks “why”? (Click Here)  and soda drinks is just a no  “why” ?  (Click Here)

DID YOU KNOW- Drinking water really helps you with travel- related health conditions such as jet lag. 

 

Stay Mindful-  Please, I would like a show of hands, who wants indigestion, low energy and an upset stomach ?

If you’re eating unhealthy foods whilst traveling you’re at a higher risk of getting all of these, to be honest it won’t make any of your traveling fun.

So if you did ignore the first tip make sure you are mindful of your options and buy healthy.

 

Avoid Fast-Food Outlets- You would think this would go without saying but I will say it just in case. Please for your own weight loss goals, and general  health period  don’t do it!

It’s really sad to me that places like Mcdonalds remain as an option of choice for many across the world, when they – and places like them – have high fat ( the bad ones)  added sugar and calories in their products.

If you decided to eat at a restaurant, a real one not Mcdonalds!  Then focus on eating the healthy meals provided… such as lean proteins and your veggies.

If that seems stressful to you, then the first tip applies.

DID YOU KNOW- Fast-food outlets are making you sick and unhappy, and if you don’t stop it will escalate.

 

Don’t forget to eat breakfast- This seems to me like one of the biggest mistakes  that people make pursuing their general weight loss goals.

This is a rookie’s mistake.. as this is the first thing you will be eating, what you eat will set you up for the rest of the day but if you eat poorly or in this case nothing at all! You’re heading for disaster.

You may laugh, but breakfast to me is like breathing, it has to happen every time – no excuses! 

If your hotel offers you complimentary breakfast, choose a high fibre and protein meal, such as whole grain toast with peanut butter. Foods such as this will fill you up until lunch time, no you say? That’s why you packed your own snacks  right… eat up!

DID YOU KNOW- If you are still unsure of meals you can have at breakfast time I have some  options right (Here) & (Here)  click away.

 

THAT’S IT

It’s been great sharing this with you.

Do let me know in the comments below though..

What did you make of my tips I shared with you ?

Are you traveling anywhere on the road ?

Which one of these tips are you going to use ?

Do you have any tips of your own to share ?

Once again it’s been great, stay healthy and happy

 

until next time, ciao 🙂

 

 

79 Comments

  1. Denise Kirschbaum April 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    We prefer to get a rental home when traveling, both for the full kitchen as well as better price and more space than a hotel. We do shop at the grocery store, but treat ourselves to more luxurious groceries and snack items (which are still cheaper than buying snacks elsewhere).

    I’m reluctant to use water fountains though — they’re pretty gross bacteria harbors. So if we run out of water during the day, we will pay to buy some.

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    1. Rupert Jackson April 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Sorry, but that’s a very poor reason to stop using reusable water bottles entirely. If you’re that concerned about “germs” then just only fill up where you’re comfortable — even if it’s only at home (though I think that’s being a bit paranoid). Bottled water is such an unnecessary harm to the planet: tons of fossil fuels used to transport something that literally falls from the sky and is probably beneath your feet (in aquifers), stored in plastic containers which don’t all get recycled (if you haven’t noticed).

      We should be using reusable water bottles all the time — not just when traveling.

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      1. Philip Toft April 14, 2016 at 10:57 am

        I’ve got to agree with Rupert on this one.

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  2. Lalla Mariscal April 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I am all about packing hard boiled eggs- they are great snacks even for the kids.

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Haha I love hard boiled.

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  3. Jacoliene Fuller April 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you so much!! This is perfect. We almost always have a hard time when we travel, but not during the travel part.

    This past 4th of July we drove from our home in MN to my folks place in MI. The drive was pretty good, cooler filled with raw veggies, yogurts, and previously cooked hamburgers and brats (sans buns). We also had a nice portion of almonds too.

    Our problems occur with my step mom brings out the huge tray of oreo brownies with a huge smile on her face, or gets pissed cause last time we were there we comment on home we didn’t eat turkey bacon anymore. Our when Mom the best cook in the world make “your favorite” meal…Great Grandma’s Spaghetti (now note here, the sauce and sausage are great, I make it at home all the time, but serve it over spaghetti squash instead) and Mom’s dinner comes with tons of fresh boiled PASTA!!!!

    When do you cross the line between doing what will keep ya from being is GAS pain all night long in a house with no air conditioning, and being down right RUDE to the Mom’s in our lives????

    So the traveling part doesn’t hurt us its the time spent at our families home!!!

    Like the one time my darling husband the true baby of the family, last grandchild and all, sat at his Grandmother’s table and said NO to her famous Pumpkin Pie!!! Now the look on that women’s face would have made anyone gladly gobble down the whole pie and ask for more!!

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  4. Ingrid Bittencourt April 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    This is a great post and not just for traveling but for filling kids lunchboxes. My summer challenge is planning to primalize my kids school lunches next year and this is extremely helpful and perfectly written for me to take the relevant points from. Thank you!

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      No worries Ingrid, glad I could help 🙂

      Reply
  5. Nikolai Pagonis April 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I travel with my motorbike (alone) I personally literally hunt and gather… Or at least the modern version : go to the supermarket, buy some raw product and eat them as they are.

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  6. Josh Knight April 13, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Printing this….
    I don’t travel much, but this could be valuable info on how to pack in a lunch for work, something that I am struggling with.

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  7. Loh Yusheng April 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Great Post.

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you

      Reply
  8. Nisha Mohan April 13, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I’m getting on the road for a weekend trip this week how timely!

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Aha 🙂

      Reply
  9. Billy Clark April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Pretty interesting post. It requires a bit of forethought and planning, generally, but I think you should always have at least a little bit of food on your person at all times. My family does hard boiled eggs. Tim Ferriss demonstrates a pretty clever way to ‘peel’ hard boiled eggs without having to deal with the actual peeling of it. You can find it on youTube, or just plug the following link into your browser. Pretty cool! youtu.be/PN2gYHJNT3Y

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  10. Dora Romanos April 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    A while back I was in an unfamiliar but large airport looking for vegetarian food. I thought, surely there’s an app that lists airport restaurants/cafes and allows people to review them. My first thought was obviously Yelp, but no help there — the nearest review was 5 miles away, so obviously not in the airport. Same with Google reviews/local. A search of the Google app store brought up a couple of vegetarian restaurant–focused review apps, but none had any at this restaurant.

    So there’s your niche, Mr. or Ms. Startup Entrepreneur. An app that lists airport food on a map of the airport, then categorizes it and allows users to review it. No one else seems to be doing it.

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  11. Jessica Campbell April 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    When traveling, I like to book the Marriott Residence Inn’s.

    They have full kitchens (with a fridge) in each room and a generous buffet style breakfast. The parking is close to the rooms and the usually will have a free (light) dinner several times during the week.

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Oh really interesting Jessica, thanks for sharing that info.

      Reply
  12. Angelo Rayos April 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    In most places in the west, packing and cooking your own food makes a lot of sense but you’d be surprised how many places in other parts of the world will go out to eat more often than they will cook at home. In these places finding a humble restaurant will often save you money. I’m no jet setter, but in the smaller cities in China this is definitely true.

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Ok cool.. thank you for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  13. Alžběta Mrkosová April 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Cool Post.

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    1. 1didieci April 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  14. Tilde April 14, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Good article. Thanks for tips ?

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  15. Timo Laar April 14, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Wow, this is what I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing and nice info.

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  16. Prem Andra April 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    So much good information. I have this site bookmarked for repeated referral.

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    1. 1didieci April 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Straight uppppppp Prem!

      Reply
  17. Jag Matondkar April 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Not on the road much because of work, but still loved the post bro.

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    1. 1didieci April 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you Jag, That means a lot to me.

      Reply
  18. Sven Steinheil April 14, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I like eating tubs of raw kale when I go on road trips.

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    1. Varuna Bali April 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

      I thought I was the only one.

      Reply
  19. Boaz Bansin April 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    This is what I’m looking for.
    Thanks for sharing and I’ve subscribed too.

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    1. 1didieci April 14, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Haha sick man 😉

      Reply
  20. Bradley Macris April 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This is an awesome post, thanks so much for the great tips. Going to get to work implementing them all now, ready for my road trip.

    Thanks again

    Bradley

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    1. 1didieci April 14, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you Bradley for the support… enjoy the trip 🙂

      Reply
  21. Philip Toft April 14, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for your aritcle.

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  22. Mattias Blix April 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Very good article Karim, thank you very mutch.
    Greetings from Sweden
    Helio

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    1. 1didieci April 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Aha thank you Mattias.. big up Sweden as well straight up!

      Reply
  23. Olivier April 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I read your post carefully, and there are many things I could learn from it. There is a lot of new things that I know after reading it from beginning to end. Thank you for adding my knowledge of Eating Smarter…
    Regards…

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  24. Simeão Baptista April 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Great article!

    Thanks a lot. 🙂

    Reply
  25. Tanmay April 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Really, it’s useful for me ….great post 🙂

    Reply
  26. Lin April 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    great info
    Thanks for sharing and I’ve subscribed

    Reply
  27. Bob April 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Hi,
    I am so glad i found this blog, its has given me a lot of insights

    Reply
  28. Ravi April 14, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    awesome post .. and thanks for sharing

    Reply
  29. Miksa Fülöp April 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I like it, such a great article thanks

    Reply
  30. Zeng April 14, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for bringing the truth.

    Reply
    1. 1didieci April 14, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      100%.. Thank you for Believing Zeng!

      Reply
  31. Janne De Coster April 15, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I’m trying my best to eat breakfast every morning, and not to make any excuses after reading this.

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    1. 1didieci April 15, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Good on you Janne 🙂

      Reply
  32. Pintér Tekla April 15, 2016 at 1:12 am

    nice tips Karim 🙂

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  33. Hollie Young April 15, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Never really thought about my health to this degree before until now.

    I get sick all the time from all the fast foods that I eat, and I’m tired of it.

    This site is really helping me change my diet thank you.

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  34. Jodie Jackson April 15, 2016 at 3:45 am

    I love the message you are sending to us with this.

    GREAT JOB X

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    1. 1didieci April 15, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Thank You 🙂

      Reply
  35. Lilyana Wood April 15, 2016 at 4:20 am

    I’ll be at Coachella tomorrow. I’m eating healthy on the way there now for sure, thanks to this.

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    1. 1didieci April 15, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Glad to hear Lilyana.. enjoy yourself at Coachella 🙂

      Reply
  36. Ding April 15, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Great post as always Karim.

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  37. Pat O'Sullivan April 16, 2016 at 3:19 am

    This makes perfect sense cheers.

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  38. Diana April 16, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Reading this whilst at Coachella 🙂

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    1. 1didieci April 16, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Aha showing levels Diana 🙂

      Reply
  39. Varuna Bali April 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Brilliant tips Karim.

    Reply
  40. Marcello Ruggieri April 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Refreshing piece here 🙂

    I get tried of “the studies suggest” in most health sites lol.

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    1. 1didieci April 17, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      Aha you and me both! Thank you for your kind words Marcello.

      Reply
  41. John Farrell April 18, 2016 at 1:14 am

    I’m at coachella counting down the hours for Calvin Harris!

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    1. Samantha April 18, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Ditto

      Reply
  42. Samantha April 18, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Never thought I would be at a music festival reading a blog!

    Reply
    1. Celeste Ojeda April 18, 2016 at 3:00 am

      Right this will help me for next weeks one.

      Reply
  43. Celeste Ojeda April 18, 2016 at 3:10 am

    This has been a good go-between when going to different stages.

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  44. Barry April 18, 2016 at 4:29 am

    In the Desert babyyyy woooooooooo!!!

    Reply
  45. Wayne Guzman April 18, 2016 at 5:19 am

    At coachella yessssss. Was going to muck around like with some banter.

    But I had a quick read and what you’re saying and stuff is proper mint man.

    I hope more see what yov pushed me.

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  46. Alfie White April 18, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Iv been at Coachella for 3 days now. They got some decent grub you know.

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    1. Ch'o Mi Hyun April 18, 2016 at 6:17 am

      Yep even for vegetarians like me 🙂

      Reply
  47. 1didieci April 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Thank you to every single Coachellian who took time whilst partying to join in with the conversation.

    A big thank you to everyone else too who joined in.

    Even those of you who come every week and do not comment, so long as you’re coming away with something.. that makes me happy.

    This kind of engagement is just a bonus.. and considering this is the highest one yet, I had to write this

    To all my Di1’s from day 1 and new ones straight from the valley

    I LOVE YOU ALL

    We Look Up 大

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    1. Jessica Campbell April 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Nice to know you appreciate us 🙂

      Reply
    2. Donald Legrasse April 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thank you for making me healthy again.

      Reply
  48. Gary Rask April 20, 2016 at 2:15 am

    These tips seem effective I’m going to try them.

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  49. Kudo Norihide April 20, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Great timing Karim. I’m taking my nieces out on one this weekend 🙂

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    1. 1didieci April 20, 2016 at 10:07 am

      I hope you all have a very nice time this weekend!

      Reply
  50. Abril Lupércio April 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Very good post Karim 🙂

    Reply
  51. Jop Gelink April 25, 2016 at 12:33 am

    This has really helped me out.

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
  52. Samuel Innes April 25, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I like what you’re saying keep it up.

    Reply

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