5 Healthy Tips For the Hotel Traveller
As someone who likes to travel and stay healthy, it can sometimes be difficult. Staying healthy and traveling doesn’t always mix. I used to find myself returning home from a long vacation feeling sluggish and full of foods I never eat! (hello cheese curds from Canada) Of course, I am a firm believer in splurging and enjoying life, but life is about feeling good! Am I right? Follow these helpful tips to feel healthy and happy at the end of every trip, whether it’s for business or leisure.
- Drink WATER!
Staying hydrated is the quickest way to feel better! Whether or not you’re drinking a lot of water due to a hangover…DO IT ANYWAY! Bring a reusable water bottle to avoid using single-use plastic. Before you check into the hotel make sure to buy a large jug of water for your room. I recommend:
- Alkaline water 88
- Fiji Water
- Smart Water
- Mountain Valley Spring Water
- Le Croix
2. Find a Grocery Store Nearby and Load Up on Healthy Snacks
Travelling can lead to hunger and hunger can lead to grabbing and eating strange and processed foods you wouldn’t normally eat (like a weird bag of artificial sourcream and onion chips in the hotel mini-fridge). Avoid this at all costs! Talk to the front desk at your hotel and find the closest grocery store to load up on snack items for your hotel room. I recommend:
- Nuts and berries
- Fresh cut vegetables
- Almond Butter
- Brown Rice Cakes
- Fruit (strawberries, bananas, apples, oranges)
- Pre-packaged salads
- Low sugar Protein bars (ex: Thunderbird bars, RX bars, Kind Bars)
- Refreshing drinks besides water (Kombucha, green tea, etc.)
For a more detailed shopping list click here (link to blog “The Perfect Travel Grocery List”)
3. Take Extra Vitamins and Supplements to Boost Your Immune System
Travelling can sometimes destroy our delicate immune systems, especially when our sleep schedules are affected, and we’re drinking more alcohol than we should. I highly recommend packing in the vitamin C and taking an immune support supplement. I recommend:
- Wellness Formula
4. Research Restaurants in Your Area to Plan Out Healthy Meals
If you don’t have the necessary time to do this during your trip, don’t feel bad! You’re travelling. Things will most certainly get in the way. But…if you do have the time, this is a great way to eat healthy and have fun, guilt-free. I often browse the menu for fun vegetable dishes, gourmet gluten-free options and sugar free desserts. These food items will most certainly make you feel refreshed and ready for a new travel day.
5. Say No to Naughty Late Night Room Service
Who doesn’t enjoy having someone bring you delicious food while in a hotel robe? Trust me, I totally get it! It’s often tempting to order room service especially after a cocktail or two, but DON’T DO IT! You’ll feel full and bloated in the morning and your fun travel adventures won’t be as fun. If you can’t control yourself, I recommend ordering a kids order of french fries. Potatoes are gluten-free and a small portion of them shouldn’t cause too much harm.
Extra tip: Order sweet potato fries if they have them! Sweet potatoes are more nutritious than regular potatoes.