Eating Healthy On the Go

airplaneI’m sort of on vacation, I’m on my way to San Francisco to run Nike Women’s Half Marathon. I’m excited and bit nervous, that’s a hilly area to be running a half-marathon. Since I’m going to be running I like to fuel with healthy foods that will support my run. I also don’t like to eat new foods when I’m going for a long run, who wants stomach cramping or worse?

Add to that I don’t eat wheat or dairy and my foods get further limited. So how to stay healthy while on the go? It takes some preparing, some researching and asking questions. I asked if I could have a gluten-free meal at the Inspiration dinner the night before the run and was told no problem. I’ve found a few places where I can buy food to have in the hotel room and another quick Google search let me know which restaurants have gluten & dairy free options.

For the plane I tend to bring my own food anyway. I don’t know what’s in those meals and even before I had a wheat & dairy intolerance I preferred not to eat them. I’d rather throw a couple of snacks in my bag and be done with it. A package of tuna, an avocado, some nuts & maybe some gluten-free crackers and I’m eating much better than most pre-packaged meals. I also tend to bring small packets of oatmeal or trail mix depending on the time of day I’m traveling.

I buy a bottle of water in the airport and drink a lot of water and seltzer on the plane. I don’t like using the facilities but it’s definitely better than being dehydrated. What are some tips and tricks you use to eat healthy while traveling?

Having trouble with your daily eating plan? Not sure what foods work best to help you lose weight, avoid the 3 pm slump or to keep up with your kids? Email me, janinemchale@empoweredplate.com, for a complimentary 30 minute power session and you will get one tip that you can start implementing right away.