I spent this past week traveling—there were 2 full days of flying and plenty of driving in between. Because the flight out was a red-eye and the flight back was a bleary-eye, with a time change in between, my eating schedule was all over the place. Luckily, I came prepared with plenty of nutrient dense snacks. Better than going without or grabbing garbage, these Better-Fat-Burner provisions enabled me to eat well in-a-pinch. The contents of my travel snack bag included:
Nick’s Sticks Grass-Fed Beef Snack Sticks–not a big jerky person, but these I can eat
Raw Crunch Bars Organic Blueberry–additional flavor options are available
A mix of nuts and coconut flakes–eaten straight from the bag and also as a cereal with some almond butter (optional), berries, and almond/coconut milk from the local “real” food grocery
Artisana Coconut Butter Packets–additional “butter” packet options are available
Beyond snacks, I made sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!
During the departure layover I purchased a taco salad (sans the taco shell bowl) with ground beef, assorted vegetables, salsa, and guacamole and on the return I discovered an airport “diner” that offered bacon–it was even nitrate free! At my destination I found ample nutrient dense options at a tapas, Asian street-food, and local cuisine restaurant. I also located a predominantly “legit” food grocery store and took advantage of their prepared offerings.
Although sleep was curtailed and this trip was more hectic than it was restorative; I did manage to get plenty of exercise, sunshine, and fresh air. But, no matter how restorative a trip may be, the getting there-and-back is usually a stress on the system. When traveling, I try to nail down as many of the essentials—necessary for optimal health—as I can manage. Eating well, staying hydrated, being physically active, sleeping adequately, and finding time to relax are all ways to enhance well-being. On this trip I figured I managed a 3½ out of 5—not too bad.
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