You have worked pretty hard at losing or gaining your weight. You are at that peak of your health that you have been dreaming off since years. You are glowing in that glory, enjoying praises from friends and family. Basically, you are at a good place with a great mindset. It’s just obvious for you to want a break and make a treat out of that. Most often than not, we depend on traveling as a recluse for our treats. Be it you getting promoted or your partner achieving a milestone, travel makes for a great break for everyone. There are multiple things that need attention to details before you start your trip. Be it your travel insurance, your accommodations or the diet you want to stick to.
But by now you have a pretty routine lifestyle, that includes your workouts and diets. A seasoned health conscious individual like you understands how crucial diets are for one’s overall health. Traveling makes it difficult to manage your diets among other things. It becomes even more difficult when you are traveling in a completely new land or foreign land. You might have researched online about the location, but the skepticism still remains. It’s a big risk to take, given the amount of time and sweat you have given into it. Nobody wants to give it all away during a vacation in an exotic land. Its dicey situation to be in. Travelling can develop your personality but can be an equally daunting task simultaneously.
Here are 5 excellent tips that will help you manage your diets in a foreign land-
- Plan ahead-Planning ahead can go a long way when you are traveling. There might be certain things that you prefer more than others. If you plan ahead of your tour you can decide where you can get them. For example, if you are someone who enjoys eating a lot of chicken, you should see where you can find them. This will not only save you from eating random things that come your way but also help you keep a healthy gut. You know which foods work best for you. You don’t want to risk having an upset tummy either while traveling. Look out for local stores online that are near to the accommodations you have arranged for yourself.
- Pack your food-This works as a total savior if you are a picky eater and are wanting to manage your diet. However, it is not possible to pack all your meals, depending on the number of days you are traveling. You can still pack a good amount of meals in bulk for your travel days. It might seem a little boring, but saves a lot of time and money too. Your body is adapted to this meal by now and you don’t risk getting it changed. It could be oats or gluten-free wheat noodles you make at home. Research online for items that don’t bad for days and prepare them according to your tastes.
- Eat local-Yes, eating local and eating seasonal are 2 of the finest advice that I can give you. If the country you are traveling to offers a lot of cheese, make sure you eat it. Unless you are lactose intolerant. Climatic conditions in certain countries might require you to take more calories or lesser calories in general. There is a good reason people in tropical countries eat a lot of spice. Spices help them manage their body temperatures. There’s a saying when in Rome do as the Romans do. Pick of seasonal fruits or a local yogurt the country has to offer during the season. It will give you the nutrients your body needs in such countries. Additionally, you get to taste a bit of the country you are at.
- Make local friends and explore-There are health conscious people everywhere. Online research will guide you in finding likeminded people in that country. You can either connect or read their blogs. This will help you see their diets in that particular country. This could be a little tedious, but who better to seek help from than the locals themselves. Once, you reach the destination, ask locals for help. You will find stores where you can find foods of your choice and for better prices too. Chances are high, a local friend invites you over for a meal. Food can be a great way of knowing anew culture. Make the best out of it while you can. If you are an aspiring travel blogger, there’s no better opportunity for knowing a country than this.
- Drink lots of water and workout in an absolutely new backdrop-This is certainly not a tip for maintaining your diet but indirectly helps in making it more effective. Keeping yourself hydrated is extremely important for everyone. More when you are including a lot of protein-rich foods in your diet. It will keep up your spirits and your metabolism too. I have personally felt that including a 10-minute workout session during travels has helped me a lot. It could be run around the new neighborhood you are at or a swim in the lagoon. If you are doing a road trip, you can stop at exotic locations and do a couple of sets of your favorite workouts there. It will rejuvenate you for the entire trip and help your appetite too.
Tell me about your secret tip that helped you manage your diet in a foreign land.
Author Bio: Arkya Dey Arkya executes and strategizes content marketing campaigns at PagePotato. An MBA by education and a designer by heart, he loves analyzing social media trends and likes to read/write on human behavior & managing workspaces. Apart from this, he makes Infographics and Explainer videos on his favorite subjects. He hits the gym daily & in his spare time, he helps upcoming movie makers with script writing. You can also find him on LinkedIn & Twitter.