7 Tips for Healthy (Enough) Eating on Vacation

March 4, 2015 2:10 PM

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7 Tips for Healthy (Enough) Eating on Vacation

Halfway through my recent trip to Madrid, I realized I don’t always follow my own advice. In other words, how to eat healthy while traveling. So often in my private practice, my patients drill me on what they should do to avoid weight gain while away from home and return without feelings of guilt. They've worked so hard on their goals and don’t want to blow it while their away. Truthfully, I tell them not to sweat it if they only take one trip a year. But sometimes, even that one trip off course can put a dagger into their good intentions, causing a spiral of no return.

Preparation starts long before you get on that airplane. First, set an intention for your trip with regards to eating healthfully. If you say it out loud – and especially to others – you might be more likely to stay on track. Second, buy some healthy snack foods such as almonds, a granola-type bar t...

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