Over the past week and a half I will have visited Utah, back to Austin and then to Anaheim, CA. To some that are used to a busy travel schedule this seems like nothing but since I’m not used to traveling this much and have been gone almost every weekend on September preceding this trip let’s just say things have been hard. When you go out to dinner a glass of wine can turn into a big meal and that can lead to dessert. This isn’t always the case but a lot of times when I’m by myself it helps me feel more at ease to let loose for a second.
Now, a little bit of healthy balance isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when you let go for a week and a half that can cause problems. So what are my methods to battle this issue?
- Wake up early regardless and do a workout, whether it is something restorative, intense or just gets me moving at least I’m awake and doing something to reach my health goals. This helps with getting my metabolism going for the day and now it is out of the way and not something I’ll have to do at the end of the day.
- Eat a healthy breakfast. This last weekend in Utah I enjoyed an amazing egg white frittata with a little bit of jack cheese, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado. High protein content and healthy fats with greens and other fiber filled veggies. This breakfast was somewhere around 300 calories but it lasted me several hours without food since traveling doesn’t always allow for a meal every 2-3 hours.
- Ask about the food at restaurants. One key thing I have to do regardless of weight loss goals is to ask how things are prepared. Since I have celiacs disease if I make one wrong move then that could result in some very uncomfortable side effects.
- Eat things that are not always available where you live. For instance, in Anaheim the super fresh seafood will be a go-to. I love my home state of Texas but let’s be honest, fresh seafood is not very easy to come by and when you do it costs a ridiculous amount of money. This keeps my taste buds feeling like they are experiencing something new and fresh but it allows me an opportunity to eat fresh fish with lots of healthy fats.
- Keep it paleo-keto ish. This rule is primarily something for myself and is not necessarily something that works for everyone but when I’m out on the road enabling my self to eat fats makes snacking a little easier and I’m fuller longer. It’s kind of like practicing carb-cycling, just no set pattern. Since traveling is typically very sedentary I don’t necessarily need all the carbs to fuel my activities.
- Find motivation. I’ve recently started listening to the Balanced Bites Podcast and its amazing. These two women are very intelligent and entertaining. This information has helped me make better decisions on the road to ensure that I’m maintaining my health. Also PaleOMG blog posts about staying on track while her book tour has been great! Even though I know a good amount of information regarding health and fitness, its different when applying it directly to an area of your life that has events that don’t happen often.
These are all fairly simple and be applied in the most basic way, find your motivation, educate yourself, stay moving, adapt your diet to your physical needs and have fun!