Monday, May 6, 2013

Guest Post From Cole Millen

I'm sure most of you regular readers are well aware that my wife is a Regional Chef who spends much of her time on the road. One of the biggest challenges she faces is being able to eat healthily while stuck behind the wheel. The temptations of fast food are almost overwhelming, but she does her best to avoid them.
This is a subject that is of great interest to me, and hopefully you too, which is why I was delighted to receive this fabulous guest post from Cole Millen. Please read his tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst traveling, and be sure to head on over to his blog where there are even more great tips.

 How to Look Great Before and After Your Vacation
It's a sad story. You work hard for months so you look great on your trip only to go on vacation and return home feeling plump and heavy again. Fortunately, it's not hard to eat healthy while still enjoying yourself on vacation. Simply follow these easy tips and you can maintain your lean look during your retreat.
Stay Healthy On Your Flight
You can save calories and money by bringing along your own packed healthy snacks and foods. Select some easily transportable items like dried fruit and nuts. You can also eat a healthy meal before leaving your home to avoid having to eat while traveling all together. If you do need to eat during your travels, select healthy options like baked or grilled chicken, fresh fruit and salads with healthy or no dressing.
Find a Health Friendly Hotel and Area to Stay
You can easily find a health friendly hotel and surrounding area by doing a little Internet research. Check out online review sites for hotels that have gotten high ratings for being healthy. I recently found a great site that listed reviews for hotels in Las Vegas regarding their amenities and services along with the restaurants in the nearby area. This allowed me to find a great hotel that would allow me to maintain my healthy lifestyle, while also being able to pick out which restaurants I could eat both nutritiously and deliciously. You can also search hotels on a travel website to quickly find one that offers nearby walking trails and indoor gyms. Some hotels even now offer treadmills and other gym equipment in each room. If your hotel has room service or an on-site restaurant, you can usually find the menu online to see if there are healthy options available.
If your hotel offers a minibar, refuse the key to prevent yourself from succumbing to any cravings. Once you arrive at your hotel, you can find a nearby grocery store to stock up on healthy snacks so you don't end up snacking on candy bars and other high calorie treats during your stay. You can bring your own convenience meals and prepare them in your room to save both money and calories. When ordering room service, look for fresh fruits and vegetables, and request that dishes be prepared without extra calorie ingredients like cheeses and sauces.
Eating Out
Try to find a healthy restaurant. Typically, restaurants that have seafood and fresh salad bars offer healthy meal options. Avoid all you can eat buffets so you don't overeat. You can have a healthy snack before leaving for the restaurant so you won't be tempted to eat a lot of high calorie appetizers like bread sticks and rolls. You can also check out a restaurant's website online to see their menu and confirm that they have healthy options. Avoid dishes that are basted, breaded, buttered, or come with heavy sauces. Look for foods that are baked, grilled, light, high fiber, and fresh.
Following these simple tips will help to keep you on track during your vacation so you won't get a nasty surprise when you step onto the scale after your return home.


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