I've been traveling a lot for business in the last year, and I've noticed that most people totally fall off their fitness routines while traveling...the deep fried foods
the refined starchy foods
and any sodas, juices, or other sugary foods (except whole fruits, which are great)
In fact, eating out at restaurants frequently is one of the biggest reasons why so many people fatten up while traveling. It's almost impossible to eat healthy when you dine out, UNLESS you follow a couple simple tricks that I use to make every restaurant meal healthier, reduce calories, and not lose control.
Here are a few tricks you can use to eat healthier and stay lean even while traveling on business or eating out any time for that matter.
The 3 most important things to avoid that are EVERYWHERE at restaurants are:
This eliminates the major food sources that do the worst damage in our food supply - the evil trans fats, refined vegetable oils, refined starches, and processed sugars.
This means trying to skip the table bread, skipping the french fries (that come with every single sandwich on every menu known to man!), and reducing all of the heaping portions of rice and pasta that are often loaded onto the plates as well.
Instead, try to order just meat, side vegetables, and a salad, asking for the vegetables or salad as a substitute for the typical fries, rice, or pasta that the meal probably comes with.
Almost every restaurant I've ever been to will always allow me to substitute veggies or a side salad for the fries or chips that almost always come with sandwiches or burgers.
Side note: It always amazes me how many people scrutinize me because I substitute veggies for fries by telling me that I'm "not living" because I won't eat fries...
Yet they are always the first to complain that they are overweight and have "tried everything", yet can't get in ... Continue