Happy WIAW friends. Hope you had the most wonderful holiday however you celebrated. For anyone new, What I Ate Wednesday is a weekly series where I chronicle a days worth of meals and open the discussion about health and food related topics. I’ve also recently embarked on a slow & healthy weight loss journey (after a history of disordered eating) which I’m chronicling on these WIAW, a little more on that —> here.
The last several years I’ve traveled over the holidays. I actually love doing that because it means less stuff and more family. Not because I’m all altruistic or want to be preachy, but I’m honestly kind of over getting lots of stuff. After moving 7 times in the last 4 years I’m pretty stuff averse at this point.
While the travel and family is fun, eating healthy and being active on the road is no easy feat. We drove down to South Carolina, and now we’re in Florida and after this trip I’m ready to never drive again. I’ve totally failed in the workout department and frankly in the movement department all together. However with a little planning I’d give myself a B- for eats.
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with veggies and fresh crab and french toast
Lunch: Siggi’s & Purely Elizabeth Granola with an Evolution Fresh Green Juice
I’ve been relying on my favorite protein bars, Siggi’s & Fage with Purely Elizabeth Granola, and the Sweet Greens with Lemon from Evolution Fresh which you can find at Starbucks. Oh and if I can find it, I love having some Kombucha too.
Snack: Square Bar
Dinner: Crab, fresh pasta, scallops, green beans and green salad
Perhaps harder than finding good healthy eats while you travel, is not beating yourself up when you aren’t able to eat your normal diet. As prepared as you can be, trying to be perfect isn’t realistic. As far as weight loss goes, I’ve just been trying to tread water. I haven’t stepped on the scale and I haven’t let it stress me out.
Luckily my habits are pretty solid for the most part and I’ll get a kick start as soon as I get home.
- What are your strategies for staying healthy when you travel?