In just a few days now I’ll be headed to the airport, flying down to Nashville, for the Blissdom blogging conference. And with being gone for three and a half days, it does bring along some challenges to my otherwise healthy eating habits.
When I went last year, I was lucky enough to room with Katie of Kitchen Stewardship. She brought lots of fun goodies like the power bars from her ebook “Healthy Snacks to Go“, and even some raw cheese. So when the meals were a touch lacking, I got to snack on super healthy foods when I got hungry.
This year I’m flying (can’t bring food along), and Katie isn’t going! So I’m really going to be on my own when it comes to searching out whole foods to eat.
It’s tough trying to decide what to eat and what not to eat when food is supplied in such great numbers!
I’m not going to have a car, so I can’t easily leave the hotel. And the restaurants in the hotel get really pricey if you eat all your meals “out” and not at the conference.
So how do you do it?
My thinking is this:
- I’ll focus on the least processed foods available
- Get fresh foods in when possible (salads, fruit, etc)
- Bring a few of my supplements to fill holes (prenatal, cod liver oil, probiotics)
- Avoid desserts and sweets (I tend to start “bingeing” when I eat them)
- Continue to eat gluten-free (they have GF options this year)
- Choose a restaurant for dinner that serves mainly whole foods (and eat my fill!)
- and if I can find the time, I’ll make some healthier trail mix (to put in my checked bag) to bring along for snacks.
- I’ll also be able to chart my nutritional intake on Fertility Flower, my favorite charting software, so that I can leave as few holes in my food intake as possible. (I recently teamed up with Fertility Flower to compile a list of 10 nutritional guidelines for healthy eating. These are added into the daily charts!)
- Most of all, I’ll not stress about what I’m eating in the short-term. Stress is a worse toxin than a few processed foods.
How do you do it when you travel?
What advice do you have for those of us trying to eat whole foods, but relying on others for most of our meals?
My trip is sponsored by Fertility Flower
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