As a person who travels for business frequently, you know how challenging it can be to stay in shape. While you should give yourself a break and enjoy the delicious foods of Disney World, that doesn’t mean you can indulge at every meal. Check out this article on Diet Tips for Business Travelers or read the most important tips below.
1. Pack snacks
You likely have your business travel packing down to a science, but if your list doesn’t include snacks then you’re already sabotaging yourself. Not only will having snacks ready make it less likely that you’ll splurge on something convenient but unhealthy, it will also save you money.
2. Keep a schedule
One of the biggest danger zones for getting hungry is waiting too long between meals. Even if it means eating at 3 in the morning, stay on a schedule! If you let yourself get too hungry before eating, you’ll wolf down the first thing that comes your way.
3. Stay hydrated
Feeling thirsty can trick your brain into thinking you’re hungry. Drink plenty of water both to combat hunger and to combat the symptoms of jetlag.
4. Ignore the menu
When you get to a restaurant you’ve never been at before, it’s tempting to pick the dish that sounds the richest, most unusual, and most comforting. This can get you into trouble! Instead of browsing high fat, high calorie dishes, have an idea of what you want before you walk in, then simply ask if they have it. For example, if you’re in the mood for a salad, let your server know what kind of salad you’d like and then see what they have that’s close to what you’re looking for.
5. Take charge and order first
As human beings we are very susceptible to the influence of others. Just hearing someone else’s order can make us second guess what we’re getting. When you dine with your clients, take charge and order first. You’ll have your healthy order in before they get a chance to start ordering every decadent thing on the menu.
6. Exercise is essential
The key to staying healthy when traveling is to not stray any further than necessary for your normal routine. If you typically exercise five days a week, try to keep it up while you’re traveling. You can look for Orlando resorts that offer fitness centers onsite, you can rent a vacation home in a nice neighborhood where you can go running, or you can sign in as a guest in an area gym. No matter which route you go, be sure you’re taking the time to exercise on every business trip you take.