Road Trip Tips for Healthy Travel
Planning to hit the road? Car trips can be a lot of fun, but they can also tempt you to stray from your weight loss plan. Just a little planning, however, can help you eat well and stay active while on the road. Check out these tips before heading out.
Pack Plenty of Heart-Healthy Snacks!
Fight the urge to splurge and pack a cooler full of tasty, satisfying and healthy snacks. Pack water, apples, grapes, string cheese, carrot sticks, and Jenny’s Cuisine® snacks like Bruschetta Veggie Chips and Cheese Curls. This way when you fill up the car with gas, you won’t need to go into the convenience store and risk temptation.
Dine with Your Goal in Mind.
Relying on fast food or a random diner might not yield the best choices, but there are typically healthier options wherever you eat out. Do some research online and find healthy options when you have to resort to fast food. You can also modify menu items to help lower the calorie content, and use the Volumetrics® approach strategies to fill you up. Jenny’s Cuisine entrees can also be the solution to your dining dilemma. Take travel-friendly meals with you to heat up when you stop for gas, and pair them with the fruit and veggies in your cooler.
Get Your Engine Running.
Make sure you stop periodically to get out and move around. On long road trips be sure to stop every couple of hours for an exercise break. Check your map for national, state or local parks where you can go for a hike, spend some time exploring a new town or city by foot, or just get out for a 10-minute jaunt.
The next time you hit the road on an unforgettable adventure, be sure to keep these tips in mind. You can stay on track with your weight loss goals while you’re traveling. All it takes is a little planning, a little willpower, and some tasty Jenny’s Cuisine® snacks.
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