Travelling is both a fun and necessary part of what I do. I just received High Altitude status with Air Canada because I fly so much but it takes a lot of planning to manage travel well. The more organized I am about my clothing, nutrition and training before I go anywhere the more likely I am to be successful in sticking to my Eat Clean lifestyle. That is something I take very seriously as I want to look and feel healthy and energetic regardless of my age. I am gearing up for the busy season now (in fact I just arrived in Vancouver, Washington) so I need to get my game on with plenty of travel prep. Try these proven tips from me and my Eat-Clean Diet Ambassadors yourself and send me your travel shots. I want to see how you are doing en route!
1. Plan ahead prior to traveling by calling your hotel ahead of time, as well as the airline you will be traveling on – Kymberly Morgan
2. When eating out at restaurants, try to look on the Internet to see what’s on the menu. Call them to see if they are willing to accommodate some substitutions, or maybe you can have half your meal from what you packed and have a salad when you are out – Jill Holland
3. Preparation! There is no better way to spend time before you travel then on planning to keep it CLEAN! Aside from the actual preparation of clean food you may bring with you, I have discovered something new that really helps me enjoy my travels – Stephen Hollohan
4. Bring your own snacks of nuts, seeds, fruit, or raw veggies. Homemade wraps, smoothies, or protein bars are great on the go! – Kasey Arena
5. Get to bed early nights before you travel. We tend to not sleep as well when we are out of our own beds – Tracey Weaver
6. Oatmeal-in-a-bag: oatmeal, dried fruits, nuts, flax seeds. Just add water! – Lavanya Krishnan
7. Research local grocers around your destination. Know where you can buy your clean eats when you arrive. Look for seasonal produce, easy proteins, and be very watchful of your carbs. It’s too easy, when traveling, to end up disproportionate in your nutrients – Chelle Stafford
8. Be Special – Flights always offer low-sodium, low fat, etc… options free of charge when a meal is included in your flight. Simply make arrangements online ahead of time or contact your carrier – Chef Joanne Lusted
9. Even though water bottles are easy to come by while on vacation, I still bring my 1L Sigg water bottle so I can fill it and take it wherever I go. This way I won’t lose track of my water intake and I will stay hydrated all day long – Theresa Lopetrone
10. Pack gym shoes and clothing in your carry on along with immune boosting supplements including Colloidal Silver, Smooth Move tea bags (it’s hell when you are constipated), Deep Immune drops, Vitamin D, melatonin for sleeping, CellFood to enhance mineral and electrolyte content of water and HCL (hydrochloric acid) tablets – Tosca Reno
Need more tips? Check out this downloadable infographic on The Eat-Clean Diet website!