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Whether you are on a business trip or on a vacation, if you are a frequent flyer, you know how much toll outside food can take on your general health and fitness levels. Eating healthy is not really on one’s mind when they take a break after a few months but those who travel very weekend or month need to monitor what they eat to stay healthy. We have a few tips that can come in handy to keep the weighing scales in place. Follow these on your next trip and you are sure to feel more energized and fit. Also Read - India-China Ladakh Standoff: 'Situation Stable And Controllable, All Channels Open For Talks,' Says Beijing
1. Skip the airline food
If you often fly from one destination to the other, this one is for you. Avoid eating food served on your flight as it is not the healthiest and fresh food. It is in fact heated, chilled and then reheated which robs it off its nutrients and all you end up consuming are loads of calories. Make sure you eat something before your flight that can keep you full for a few hours. But if your health does not allow that, choose an option that is least unhealthy. Breakfast options like milk and cornflakes or a brown bread sandwich are better than a loaded wrap or a samosa. Also Read - Style Tips to Wear Mom Jeans: How to Look Cool Wearing 'Unhip' Denim at Any Occasion
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2. Keep a tab of what you eat
We often go overboard when on vacation and not surprisingly, come back with an extra few kilos that show up on our waistline. The best way to avoid this is to keep a track of what we eat and drink on a trip. Make a note of it on your phone or simply click a photo of things you eat and at the end of the day take a look of how much you’ve consumed. When the facts are on display, you are likely to be more cautious the next day. So even if you go overboard on one day, you could cut down and do damage-control the next day.
3. Pack some healthy snacks
Just because you are out does not mean you have to eat outside food all the time. It is a good idea to pack some healthy snacks that you can consume in the evening or mid-morning when you have hunger cravings. These not just curb your hunger but also give you an instant energy without really adding too many calories. Pack food items like chana, dry fruits or popcorn, or, grab a fruit from the hotel or local market. These items are also great before you go for a swim or any other activity like running, water sports, etc.
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4. Always order a side salad
Yes, eating salad is one way to ensure that you eat less of other not-so-healthy items and getting your share of raw food as well. The salad you order should not be drenched in a dressing of cream and mayo, on the contrary, it should be just a plate of raw, cut veggies like greens, carrots, lettuce, etc. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to give it some taste or choose one that comes with a vinaigrette or olive oil dressing. Eating a side salad also means you are likely to feel full and not munch on unhealthy items on the menu.
5. Eat local food
One of the things to do when traveling is to savor local food. The good thing about this is that it is usually freshly-made using ingredients that are locally available. Not only will it leave you with a better understanding of the place, its taste will always stay with you. Your hotel restaurant may also offer a special menu with local delicacies or simply step out and visit a local place that serves regional speciality. If you are staying in a homestay, you are likely to get home-cooked meals that serve healthy, freshly-made dishes.
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