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Heading on a trip this summer and want to make sure you stay on track with your diet when you stop to fill up for gas? The answer is to be prepared. By thinking ahead, you'll prevent impulse purchases at gas stations or fast food restaurants, and save money and calories. Having healthy snacks is so important for a road trip, because, trust me, I've tried to find healthy things at rest stops and it's not easy! Here are some tips to keep you on track while you're road tripping!
- Invest in a cooler. If you have a place to keep things cool, your options for healthy foods increase exponentially. You'll be able to pack things like fruits, veggies with hummus, string cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese.
- Portion things out. Instead of bringing big bags of snacks, portion them out into single servings to avoid eating multiple servings at one time.
- Watch your drink choices. A lot of caffeine-enriched drinks can be very high in calories, stick with diet/sugar free options or low fat milk in your coffee drinks.
- Some healthy snacks to try:
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Enjoy your summer vacations everyone!
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