Traveling Clean

I love taking trips, but I know it’s hard to stay disciplined when you’re not home and in your regular routine. Add the holidays to this equation, and your nutrition could get lost faster than luggage on a Delta flight.

Here’s my plan for traveling this holiday season:

Go Nuts. I love almonds, pecans and walnuts, so I plan to pack an assortment of dry roasted and raw nuts. You can usually find individually wrapped packages of nuts. Try to stay away from sweetened nuts.

Pack healthy snacks. My favorite snacks that travel well are Lara Bars, dried fruit and berries (my daughter loves this too), and Plexus 96 protein power (just add water when you’re ready). None of these items need refrigeration, and all will fit well in a suitcase.

Fruit (and veggies) first.  Many fast food restaurants, including Chick Fil A, McDonald’s and Subway, offer fruit as sides. When I’m dining out, I plan to order a side of vegetables with my meal, and stay away from “fried” sides.

Drink Up. I plan to continue to drink half my weight in ounces of water, even while traveling. For road trips, I usually pack a small ice chest, and fill it with water bottles. When flying, I will purchase a flat of water from a grocery store after my arrival. Also, it’s so easy to get caught up in the travel and holiday cheer and overindulge in alcoholic beverages. For each alcoholic drink consumed, I plan to drink a full 16 ounces of  water.

More tricks:

  • Pack a refillable water bottle if you don’t want to purchase a flat of water. I love the Bobble brand water bottles.
  • When eating out, try to fill your plate with a protein (meat or fish), 2 carbohydrates (vegetables or greens) and a healthy fat (olive oil on salad or avocado).
  • If your hotel has a gym on site, try to get a workout in – even if it’s just 30 minutes. If you’re staying with family, go for a walk in their neighborhood.
  • Have fun and enjoy yourself!

To purchase Plexus 96 protein power, visit

Happy Traveling!!

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