Following a Diet When You are Traveling by Air

Find Out How to Stick with Your Diet When Traveling This Holiday Season

If you are traveling by plane this holiday season, you might be wondering if you can possibly maintain your diet with the impending threat of airline food. It’s no secret that airline food is not the healthiest food choice, and the high sodium content can leave you feeling thirsty for hours. This year if you are traveling by plane, keep the following tips in mind so you can avoid sabotaging your diet.

Airlines Aren't All Bad

Surprisingly, sometimes there are relatively healthy options available on airlines that can be great choices if you are on a diet. I once had a delicious fruit plate on a cross-country flight that was a great improvement over the other possible breakfast option available: a sausage and egg sandwich. If your airline offers a vegan option, you should definitely opt for that. It will most likely be your healthiest choice at 20,000 feet, and all your hard work on your diet won’t go to waste.

Plan Head

It helps to be prepared to. If you have an early flight, avoid stopping at a diner on your way to the airport. You won’t have many healthy options there. Instead, eat breakfast at home. Perhaps, you might have a 6-ounce low-fat yogurt and a bowl of oatmeal with a sliced banana on top. Eating at home before you head to the airport can help you stay focused on your diet. It can also be a good idea to bring along some food with you. A whole wheat bagel topped with peanut butter makes a great portable breakfast or snack.

Avoid Vending Machines

It’s helpful to avoid airport vending machines too. Vending machines rarely contain healthy food choices, and they cost a lot too. Don’t cut into your Christmas budget if you don’t need too. Also, when you’re on a diet, vending machines are the worst possible choice for you to make. You can easily consume a full meal’s worth of calories just on one snack and drink.

This holiday season be prepared if you are traveling by plane. Just because you are venturing far from home doesn’t mean you have to venture far off your diet.

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