The new year is here and many have made the resolution to start dieting or exercising. I’ve talked about how in the past year I made the resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle which resulted in me losing 60lbs and dropping multiple dress sizes. This didn’t happen overnight and it definitely wasn’t a quick change. I made minor small lifestyle changes over time that really helped me shed the pounds.
I think one of my most important tips is CONSISTENCY. You have to be consistent when it comes to your diet and exercise. I don’t think you need to work out daily, but I do think eating healthy 80% of the time and “cheating” 20% of the time is a great ratio.
I’ve talked about healthy snacks I love here and healthy breakfast ideas I love. Now, I want to talk about how to maintain that healthy eating consistently on the go! This can mean something different to different people. Maybe you have to make a quick day trip for work or maybe you’re going on vacation with your family. I try to maintain healthy eating even while traveling. Now, with that said I definitely think that if you are on vacation and you don’t want to pay attention to what you eat, by all means one week is not going to be a deal breaker. You have to listen to your body!
I recently went on a long weekend trip with my husband and I want to share some ideas of “healthier” eats that i packed for myself or ate when out.
Pictured above you will see I tried to stay pretty clean with my meals out. I ate lots of veggies and egg whites for breakfast one morning at our hotel. For dinner I opted for a side of steamed veggies in lieu of french fries. I ordered the chicken wrap for dinner and requested no cheese or dressing on the wrap. These extras can add up to a lot of calories!
One tip I have is to always eat at home before you go to the airport. My flight left at 6:05AM, which means we were up before 3:30am getting ready. I popped a quick protein waffle in the toaster and grabbed an orange. I also grabbed my favorite water bottle to pack in my carry on. So many airports have water filling stations you can fill your water bottle up at, I learned about this the last time I flew and I must say, I’m a fan!
For myself I packed multiple NuGo protein bars. These are my favorite protein bars, I eat one almost daily. The Dark chocolate variety is amazing, so many different flavor choices. Not only are they high in protein they are also vegan, gluten free and non-GMO. I could not be more obsessed with these bars. If you want to try some for yourself you can check out a store locator map to see where to buy these near you!
Thanks to NuGo for providing me with their Dark Chocolate variety pack in exchange for this post.