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How to Stay on Track while Traveling

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to get you nutrition and workouts to normal after a vacation or work trip? This is typically because travel becomes an excuse to let go of the habits you would normally stick to. 

Travel has become part of life. We travel for vacation, work, school, unexpected events, etc. While traveling can be fun, it also becomes a disruptor to your normal routine especially for gym goers.

Keep reading for tips to keep your nutrition and goals on track while traveling.

Keep Your Routine

Keep your routine as close to normal as you can. If you are used to going to bed at a certain time, try to maintain that sleep schedule. The same goes for nutrition. Keeping the amount you eat and the type of food you consume will help keep you on track.

Drink water

Keep your water intake high. This will help you with unexpected cravings and hunger. Traveling also tends to be disruptive to the digestive system. Drinking plenty of water will help with that.

Make Protein a Priority

In general, most people do not eat enough protein. Traveling increases the difficulty of consuming enough. An easy way to ensure you’re eating enough protein is to build your meals around it. If you go out to eat, pick a dish that has some type of meat in it. Packing protein snacks like protein bars, protein powder, or jerky is a great way to keep your nutrition on track.

Eat Lots of Fruits & Veggies

While traveling, you will have easy access to highly processed food. Instead of reaching for the deep fried or sugary snacks, reach for some fruits or veggies. By eating more fruits and vegetables, you will feel better, stay on track with your goals, and it will help with that pesky digestion problem.

Sleep 7 or More Hours 

Sleep is just as important, if not more important, than nutrition. Each night aim for 7 or more hours of sleep. Traveling is a stress on your body and sleep helps your body recover from stress. Getting enough sleep at night will also help you make better food choices the next day. Sleep helps to ensure that your hunger hormones (leptin and ghrelin) are in check. The most important reason to get enough sleep while traveling is no one wants to deal with a grouchy travel companion. 

Keep Healthy Snacks Handy

Healthy snacks are great to have especially if you will go a while between meals. Eating a healthy snack will ensure that you do not turn into a hunger monster who devours an entire pizza the next time you sit down to eat. Some easy snacks while traveling are nuts, protein bars, apples, bananas, oranges, jerky, etc.

Be Active

When you travel, look for opportunities to be active. Find local places to hike or take an adventure. If your hotel has a gym, wake up a little early and hit a quick workout.

For our members, many of them drop into a local CrossFit gym for the day! Whatever you choose, get intentional movement in. We also offer our members at-home versions for our workout of the day that they can complete anywhere with or without equipment. With those, you never have to lose progress!

Try out these tips the next time you travel!

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