When you're traveling, whether on business or on vacation, it's often really hard to find decent, healthy food. Often it seems there's nothing but fast food joints, coffee shops, greasy diners, or expensive restaurants. Here are some tips to help you eat healthier on the road:
1-Stay on your food plan. Have limited, moderate amounts. Eat a serving or two at a time, and make sure the food is a balance of the six USDA Food Pyramid food groups.
2-Skip the appetizers, and have a main dish with two side vegetables. Limit the bread to two servings.
3-For dessert, try some delicious fresh fruits, instead of cakes, cookies, ice cream, or pies (anything with added sugar or fat).
4-Try to find out what's fresh on the menu, not canned or frozen. Anything that's fresh is already going to taste better and be better for you.
5-Keep it simple: "Plain, wholesome, and fresh" are the goals.
6-Stay away from fried foods at all costs. Baked, broiled, poached, sautéed or roasted foods have far less fat and calories.
7-Have only one helping; skip the seconds. If you do find yourself reaching for a second helping, go for a walk instead and ask God for help every step of the way.