There are so many benefits of travel. Seeing exotic places, meeting interesting people, experiencing things you just don’t get at home. And of course, finding new taste sensations (chilli fried grasshoppers with lime anyone?). Even traveling for work can be fun. Take offs and landings. Fancy (and not so fancy) hotels. The security of a corporate credit card. Traveling to places that the average tourist wouldn’t ever think to visit.
Road trips, train rides, sitting on planes... I'm a lady on the move and I'm on a mission to do it the Well Being Nourish way.
I've done the unhealthy travel thing and it made me feel like complete garbage.
I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy feeling like garbage.
Being away from home and our routines can mean it’s more difficult to look after ourselves. I completely understand. Thankfully, it is possible to minimize the damage. J
So, during my last trips to South East Asia during the summer, I made a conscious effort to make balanced choices for myself. And today I'm sharing the 5 Healthy Travel Tips I used most during my last trip in Korea.
With just a wee-bit of planning, doing it up healthy style isn't all that challenging. Promise!
From drinks to keep your digestion motoring, to light healthy wraps that travel impeccably well. We'll get our synapses firing and boost our brains full of healthy options so that we can travel AND feel on top of the world while we do it.
Tip n#1 TRY SELF CATERING.
We all know that home cooking tends to be more healthy than restaurant food or room service. So making the occasional meal yourself when you’re on the road can help. You don’t need to be staying somewhere with kitchen facilities. Impromptu picnics on your hotel room floor can be great fun.
My favorite healthy traveling meal is to head to the local supermarket and pick up some washed mixed salad leaves, a can of tuna or other fish (for non vegetarians) and a lemon. Don’t forget the lemon!! I’m also a big fan of canned chickpeas, drained and tossed with a little lemon juice and Parmesan cheese (you can get the pre-grated one) – just makes sure you choose a self opening can. I also love sprouted legumes with lemon juice, avocado and almonds.
Tip n#2 PACK SOME HEALTHY SNACKS.
Roasted almonds or other nuts are my go-to snack, but pack whatever works for you. This is for peace of mind so if you get stuck, you won’t have to resort to greasy fast food. You can also get a prepared mix from WHS store here
Tip n#3 BE PREPARED TO DEVELOP SOME NEW HABITS.
One of the things I love about travel is the chance to break away from daily routines and form some new ones. On my last Trip to Cambodia, I started taking yoga classes most days (of course massages as well, eh eh), something that I not always do here in Beijing, because too busy.
On the food side of things, I found I was sleeping later and going out for brunch rather than my usual early breakfast.
Tip n#4 EMBRACE EGGS FOR BREAKFAST.
Breakfast in cafes, restaurants, B&B and hotels can be a wonderful experience. Take the time to seek out places known for putting on a good spread to make sure you’re getting your protein in the mornings.
Tip n#5 SAMPLING A LITTLE IS BETTER THAN GOING WITHOUT.
Being a slave to your diet isn’t a fun way to travel. Right? After all, part of the joy of visiting new places is to experience the culture, including the food I think. My philosophy is to try a little of everything but not over-indulge. Aim to have the experience but not use it as an excuse to go crazy.
Is it not enough my food lovers? You are lucky this time, because I will be sharing more nutritional info about how to stay fit and survive the trash food during your next summer holiday at my NEW WORKSHOP at WHS:
Where: WHS CBD Store
R 2152, North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, No.8 Dongdaqiao Rd, Beijing China,100020
Location: In the north of the Place (Shimaotianjie)
When: Saturday August 3rd,
2013- from 3pm to 5pm
Fee: 250rmb at the door
The participants will learn:
- How to travel AND feel better in any eating occasion
- How to combine simple ingredients in a tasty easy-on-the-go recipe
- How much nutrition we can get from a simple snack time
- To enjoy more the traveling time while committed to have a healthy lifestyle
Hurry up... Limited Seats!!!