Travel Days and Late Nights


 Today is Tuesday, May 6th

The topic or question of the day is:

Travel days and late nights

      There are days when you may be traveling a distance and will be in and out of an automobile.  Dinner will be late due to this travel schedule and often times fairly large once your reach your destination. Even though you are very busy, you ought to have a plan. Here are a couple ideas for busy travel days and late night schedules. When you are on the run, it is good to know places you can pick up some healthy food. Quick Trips and Walgreens are two places I would send my clients. You can find individual Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese squares, cheese sticks, Greek yogurt, nut mixtures, bananas, clementine oranges, apples, zone protein bars, balance bars, peanut butter, whole grain crackers, beef jerky, hardboiled eggs, milk, and chopped, prepared vegetables.

     I suggest bringing along a smaller cooler with ice and stock it with your QT or Walgreens goodies. Make a decision to eat 150 -200 calories every 2-2.5 hours for 8 hours for a total of 600-800 calories and drink unsweetened beverages. Dinner will probably contain 800-1000 calories, and that is quite a nice meal once you get to your destination.

     This is also a plan that can work for golfers, and works nicely in hot weather. Your breakfast should be light, only 200 calories. During your golf game you can eat nuts, a protein bar, and dried fruit in your 200 calorie increments throughout the 18 holes along with water. Once you get to the clubhouse, you have 800-1000 kcal left for the day! Try to eat a low fat, balanced dinner. Of course, a taller, larger person would need more daily calories, and shorter, slight persons would need less. 1400-1800 daily calories are the average calories needed for the average person.

The quote or tip of the day is:

For intelligent eating remember that coolers work and will promote healthier eating. Try it, your body will like it!

Take Action Today:

Next time you play a game of golf or have a travel trip, try this method of eating.