Not only are the holidays upon us, tempting you with peppermint bark and chocolate Santas galore, making it easy to fall off track from your routine while traveling, but what if you had a few key pointers to help keep your diet in line?
First of all, you must plan ahead with certain snacks you can take on the plane or car ride with you. Snacks such as protein bars, almonds, fruits like bananas, apples, or oranges, some rice cakes, and even raw bell peppers are easy to carry and super healthy! You can also take a peanut butter and banana sandwich you can pre-pack!
These snacks are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are not only going to be beneficial to your body, but also your immune system during your travels. Many foods that are sold in airports or train stations are filled with high amounts of sodium, and for the typical college student, a bit too expensive for our budget.
Now that you have all the food planned out, you should also be preparing to bring supplements to help you maintain your fitness lifestyle during your journey. A few key supplements are going to be Vitamin C to ensure you don’t get sick from the many germs you’ll encounter while traveling.
Congulate Lineolic Acid’s (CLAs) are a beneficial non-stimulant supplement that helps with the breakdown of unwanted fat. The more help the better, am I right? Fish Oil is also a great supplement for your hair, skin and heart.
Taking a multi-vitamin every single day will also aid in getting in that daily serving of fruits and vegetables that you may be lacking during your holiday stay. Supplements are just a way to give your health a boost, covering all the bases your busy schedule may not allow you to get to.
ly, but certainly not the least, a powdered green drink that you can purchase at Walmart or Trader Joe’s is extremely helpful for your digestion. Let’s be honest, shall we? It is your vacation and you are going to want to let lose with some yummy drinks and fried foods! Ingesting that green drink every so often will help aid your digestion while you celebrate being done with finals—cheers!
So far, you have your healthy food options on deck and your supplements to help you on vacation, but now we get to one of the most crucial parts of staying healthy: exercising! You may be thinking, ‘when am I even going to have the time?’ Do not fret, the beauty of fitness is that you can exercise anywhere.
Another easy exercise is doing walking lunges on your layover or anywhere you are just walking around.
You can also grab one of your lighter bags, such as a backpack, to use for weights for bicep curls. Squats you are able to do anywhere and everywhere, knee high kick raises are amazing for your cardiovascular system, and if you aren’t too embarrassed, find a secluded area on your travels to do at least 10 push ups a day!
These are just a few simple steps that you can take to make sure even on your holiday travels you do not fall off track too much with your diet. Therefore, don’t let the guilt of pigging out on those once-a-year treats or holiday egg nog keep you from enjoying yourself! You can do both, all while looking like a fox in those dreaded holiday pictures!