4 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Diet When Travelling

March 31, 2021



When you’re travelling for a vacation or work, it’s easy to become a little careless when it comes to your diet. Intentionally or not, it’s common for travellers to adopt the mindset that what you eat doesn’t count if you’re in another country. 

But if you travel regularly or you're away for a long time, you need to be careful about what you put into your body. Although there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to an occasional ice cream or a cocktail as a treat, you should still make sure you look after your body, no matter where you are in the world. 

Eating poorly can lead to all kinds of health problems over time, so if you struggle to maintain good habits when you’re on the road then this post will help you. To prevent you from gaining holiday weight or experiencing iron deficiency symptoms, here are four tips to maintain a healthy diet while travelling.

Prepare your own food

For many people, the cuisine is one of the most exciting parts of international travel. You want to sample all the exotic delights that your destination country has to offer and spend your vacation trying new things. For this reason, you are probably planning to eat out in restaurants more often than not. But when dining out it’s harder to keep track of the nutritional information and make sure you aren’t putting anything unhealthy into your body. Although there’s nothing wrong with exploring new foods, try to prepare a significant portion of your meals. It’s easy to buy healthy snacks, lunches and breakfasts in any supermarket, leaving space for a more extravagant evening meal. Foodstuffs like fruit, raw vegetables, salads, and nuts are all excellent options to keep the hunger at bay.

Do your research

No matter where you are in the world, there are always healthy dining options. But to find them, you should do your research before you travel. Use the internet or ask other travellers for advice about the best healthy restaurants and grocery stores in your destination. This will prevent you from making spur-of-the-moment decisions that are less than nutritious. 

Carry a water bottle

The amount of water you drink is just as important as the food you eat, perhaps more so. You must stay hydrated throughout your trip, especially if you are travelling in a hot country so carry a water bottle with you at all times. This will keep your mind and body healthy and stave off dehydration when the weather gets too much. Most town centres have drinking water fountains, or you could ask for a top-up in a bar or restaurant.

Drink less alcohol

When you’re on holiday you no doubt want to let your hair down and have a good time. And for many people, alcohol is a big part of this. If you love an ice-cold beer on a hot summer’s day or a cocktail by the pool, then treat yourself occasionally, but don’t go overboard. Keep track of your alcohol consumption and limit yourself to a certain number of drinks.

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