Business Travel and Healthy Eating

October will be a travel-rich month for me and I’ve been busy this morning firming up some travel plans. Booking an airline ticket is high on my list of “not fun” activities, as is the actual airline travel.  Travel days seem to get longer and longer–and then there’s the food. Maybe it’s boredom, the stress of flying, or just being out of my routine, but I get hungry the minute I get on a plane. Without pre-planning, I’m likely to be stuck with unsatisfying junk food (or nothing at all). Does traveling tend to knock your healthy eating plans for a loop?

One of the most helpful things you can do is to pre-plan.  It sounds like a no-brainer, I know, but can you believe how much we resist it? I know I do.  There’s this little voice that whispers, “Oh, just roll with it—you’ll figure it out.”  Maybe so, maybe no, but I tend to figure things out in higher quality, more satisfying ways when I give difficult situations the benefit of some thought.

Stephanie Quilao over at Noshtopia recently posted some creative ideas for healthy airline snacking –who knew you could get hummus in a tube?  These are also great ideas for those long days with strange schedules when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from (or whether it is going to be something you really want to eat). Take a look, and before your next trip or busy day, take ten minutes to think about how you might feed yourself better.  It can make all the difference. Oh, and don’t forget to drink your water 🙂

Take good care,


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