Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Healthy Diet Tips for Spring and Summer Travel

Spring break can be a blast, but these caloric getaways can also literally be a strain on your waistline. To help us make healthy choices, Everything She Wants got a few travel diet tips from registered dietician and celebrity nutritionist Lisa De Fazio.

Plan ahead to outsmart travel delays. When flights are delayed and you’re surrounded by temptation, make sure you’re prepared with smart on-the-go options! Pack single serving snacks in your carry-on like healthy bars, trail mix and Special K Popcorn Chips so you’re not tempted by the fattening – and expensive – airport options.
Get smart at the drive-thru. If your vacation involves road-tripping, choose the grilled chicken burger, a side salad or a small hamburger when stopping at a fast food restaurant (hold the cheese and mayo). And opt for water, which helps prevent jet lag – instead of carbonated drinks like soda which can contribute to bloating.
Don’t skip breakfast. Take advantage of many hotels’ complimentary breakfast and load up on protein and fiber-rich foods, which will help curb hunger until lunchtime.
Beware of buffets. Before reaching for anything else, fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, then choose a lean source of protein like turkey or seafood. Select sides with healthy carbohydrates, like baked potatoes. And for dessert, choose fresh tropical fruit or sorbet.
Spring into action. It’s important – and easy! – to stay active during spring break. Go for a walk on the beach, go on a sight-seeing hike, take a dip in the pool or start a game of beach volleyball. You can still catch rays while staying active!

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