Don’t just bring home the bacon, take it with you on the plane!
Are you working hard at losing weight using a low carb diet?
Cutting out carbs and increasing fatty foods is a fun, fast way to achieve weight loss results. However, when you’re traveling away from home, the once fun diet can quickly become a challenge.
Everywhere you go you’ll find opportunities to break your healthy promises to yourself. You might even start lying to yourself, telling yourself it’s okay to stray from your diet. After all, you deserve a bread bowl after your 3-hour flight, right?
Wrong! You’re health goal’s are valuable and matter even when you’re on the road. You shouldn’t give up on trying to lose weight, just because you’re not at home.
So, how can you travel and still stay true to your low carb plans? If you’re planning a trip for business or pleasure you’ll want to find out how. Read on to learn a few easy tips on how to be a low carb traveler and still have fun.
Preparing to Be a Low Carb Traveler
What made you decide to become a low carb traveler? While learning about how to overcome dieting obstacles on the road, motivate yourself with a clear outcome and goal.
Remind yourself why you began eating healthier in the first place. You might even want to write down the reasons you are working on losing weight. With your end goal in mind, you can now start preparing to leave for your trip.
The first step to being ready out on the road is fueling up while you’re still at home. Before you jump in the car and head to the airport, make sure you eat a well-balanced meal. Eating before your flight will help you avoid last minute snacks at the airport or on the plane.
You’ll also need to pre-pack healthy snacks for when you land. Are you planning on trying out a new restaurant when you arrive at your destination?
Eating a few small snacks throughout the day will help you control your appetite when visiting new restaurants in town. Next, we’ll discuss a few snacks that are easy to bring with during your travels.
Low Carb Snack Options
If you don’t want to pre-pack any healthy snacks, you can still create a list of what to shop for when you land. If you are on a ketogenic diet, or another low carb plan, the following snack list will fit your eating restrictions.
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Sunflower seeds
- Celery with peanut butter
- Bacon wrapped potato wedge
Since traveling can be stressful, plan on bringing a few snacks that are your personal favorites. A little dark chocolate with a thin layer of peanut butter can be a delightful way stay full without going off course.
Research Your Next Travel Destination
So far we’ve been discussing ways to be a low carb traveler while you’re already on the go. Yet, there are steps you can start taking right now to prepare for your trip. Before booking your hotel room, find out if the location your considering will serve breakfast.
Hotels with generous breakfast options are a great way to stick to your diet and save money. After finding a hotel that serves breakfast, research what marketplaces will be nearby. Knowing your food options in advance will make it easier to create a weekly meal plan.
My name is John and I created Wun Wun to help travelers just like you. I know first hand how exhilarating it can be to see new places and meet new friends.
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