This post is by a wonderful member of our 90/10 Community: Irene Herold
Eating 90/10 is a way of life, so while traveling or attending business meetings here are some tips that may help you. If you apply the planning you do at home to planning for your travel, traveling and eating healthy is possible.
✔️Take public transportation and get in a walk to your hotel.
✔️Have only wheeled luggage.
✔️Plan dinners near your hotel and walk to the restaurant.
✔️Check in advance for hotel fitness centers; pack your workout clothes.
✔️If no center, then make sure you have walking shoes.
✔️Create a goal for the number of times you will use the fitness center or walk outside.
✔️After clearing airport security purchase a bottle of water and sip it throughout the flight.
✔️Always accept the glass of water in flight.
✔️Do not toss that bottle away! Refill it from the hotel tap — no excuses for not drinking half your body weight in ounces of H2O each day.
Food on the flight:
✔️Don’t leave home without your own snacks.
✔️Go to products are LaraBars, unsalted nuts, and carrot.
Eating during your stay:
✔️Look at the buffet and plan what to place on your plate.
✔️I stick with the idea of 3/4 of my plate should be veggies and 1/4 protein.
✔️Always look at a restaurant menu online first and plan what to order.
✔️Be creative – you may find a salad or side vegetable and an appetizers makes a satisfying meal.
✔️If ordering an entrée, ask for extra vegetables if the starch is not a healthy choice.
✔️Look for something 90/10 (eggs, etc.) for breakfast, or drink the hotel room coffee and eat a LaraBar. Another option is Starbucks oatmeal with just the nuts and raisins.
The success of these tips is in the fact that I travel a lot, but have not gained weight. Knowing travel will not be a setback inspires me to continue to keep on my healthy eating journey. I am sure many of you have strategies too and I look forward to learning about them.