Eating on the Road
Eating on the road, end especially eating healthy can be a challenge. It’s time to refuel, your body that is. We get it! There are deadlines to meet, traffic to beat, and the last thing on your mind is eating healthy. It’s easy to grab the cheapest bag of chips and a hot dog that you know will last you a few hours before the next rest stop. We are here to provide you with some helpful tips that can help you to make healthy eating choices on the road.
Less is More? False!
This old saying is great for a lot of things, but not when it comes to nutrition. Rather than holding off eating to two or three times a day, try dividing meals to five or six times a day. Choosing (healthy) snacks to eat between breakfast, lunch, and dinner can help you from overeating, and will also keep your metabolism raised all day! Winner winner!!
Healthy DIY Alternatives
How much are you spending on those on-the-go snacks and meals? Investing in a power inverter will let you use that mini fridge to store whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and other meals. You will also be able to keep these foods longer. Meal prep goes a long way, especially when you find yourself miles away from the nearest rest stop. Bonus: the money you save from not eating out will pay for that inverter in no time!
Avoid the Sugar Crash
We know that stopping repeatedly for restroom breaks takes up time. However, keep in mind that staying hydrated will keep you from muscle cramps, kidney stones, and fatigue. You’re no use to anyone if you can’t drive! Try substituting water for foods with high water content like watermelon! Energy drinks and sodas may taste great, but are packed with sugars and will cause you to crash sooner rather than later.
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