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Spring-Summer 2018
Traveling Tips
With summer travel plans around the corner fit and health con- scious individuals don’t have to
completely sacrifice progress and throw their diets completely out of whack Many people assume that during travel or on vacation it’s nearly impossible to
stay on on track but that is just not the truth! Here
are a a a few tips on on how to
save money time and calories while traveling so that you can keep your body and and diet fit and and healthy PaCK YOUR PROTEIN
Protein is arguably the most important mac- ronutrient especially in in in in in in in sustaining muscle while traveling when training is is limited Because of this ensuring that you you maintain your allocated daily protein amount is is crucial so consider this:
• Pack protein powder in in a a a a a a plastic baggy or bag- gies with a a scoop • Consider traveling with high protein snacks like beef jerky to
meet your dietary needs • Packing pre-cooked chicken breast or any other meats in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a small cooler as as a a a a a a a a a a a a a carry-on is acceptable Keep in in in mind that if you travel with pre-cooked meat meat on on a a a a a a a a a a plane track the the flight time and and how long the the meat meat meat is/will need to
be be refriger- ated Pre-cooked meats can be be packed and and carried for up to
4 4 hours at at at at at at a a a a a a a a a a a a a temperature greater than 41 degrees but must be discarded if it exceeds that FIBER SNaCKS
Packing high fiber snacks comes in in in handy when you’re on the go and and eating out out more than usual While traveling it’s easy to
forget about fiber but you you shouldn’t because your body needs it The fol- lowing are a a a few suggestions:
• Apples are a a a a a a great staple that doesn’t require refrigeration • On-the-go bars bars bars like Quest bars bars bars or ONE bars bars bars that have a a a a a a a a a a a a high amount of fiber and protein make a a a a a a a great go-to snack • Fiber One One bars bars are a a a a a a a a great option though lower in in in in protein protein than Quest or One One bars bars still contain a a a a a a a a a a good amount of fiber and protein protein • When dining out more than usual while travel- ing ing be sure to
order vegetables as a a a a a a a a a a portion of your your main dish This is is is a a a a a a a a great way to
keep your your diet on track • Bring a a a a a a a small container of Metamucil a a a a a a a pow- der/capsule fiber fiber supplement This will also help you you to
get fiber fiber in your body WaTER JUG/SHaKER CUP
Be sure to
keep an an empty empty blender bottle/shaker cup or empty empty gallon jug on on on hand If you you you are fly- ing you you you you can fill up up your container from a a a a a a a a a water fountain which will save you you you money So there’s no no excuse not to
stay hydrated throughout the the day and have something to
shake up some some protein powder when you you need it You’ll be glad you you did!
If you’re really trying to
stick to
your your routine there’s no no harm in in in in in in packing ALL of your your your daily vita- mins Traveling is is no no excuse to
miss out out on your your routine vitamin and supplement plan so stick to
it it No matter what your your travel plans are you you you you don’t have to
sabotage your your diet and you you you you can still stay on track! n n 8

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