Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Healthy Lifestyle: How To Stay Healthy While Travelling

Well hello there...

 I find it's always a struggle when travelling, to stay healthy and eat well, as there's an abundance of chocolate/sweets/burgers/chips/bacon on offer at the airport. 
So, I thought I would share my tips and tricks, that I use while travelling, to stay healthier and less likely to succumb to calorific airport food. Step away from the bacon buttie...
I hope these tips will be of help to you, next time you are going on holiday!

Let's get started...

Eat breakfast before you leave
 It depends on what time your flight is, I usually try to book a late morning or early afternoon flight, so that we can arrive at a reasonable time, and spend our day exploring the area, rather than travelling all day long. 
I went on holiday in January, and my flight departed at 12.30pm, which isn't too bad! 
Before I left my house in Devon, to travel the 2 hours to Bristol airport, I made sure that I had a healthy breakfast, to set me up for the day.

These are my favourite breakfasts, I find they always keep me fuller for longer:
Granola and 0% fat Greek yoghurt with frozen berries
Scrambled eggs made with skimmed milk, a slice of toast and topped with smoked salmon
Boiled eggs and soldiers

If you are in a major rush because you overslept, try having a cereal or granola bar on the run, or grab some grapes, an apple and a satsuma to fill you up. 

Airport food:
Ah, airport food... it's always pretty unhealthy and ridiculously expensive, yet we still dig in out of pure convenience.
 I must admit, that I usually grab something to eat at the airport for lunch, to keep me going until we reach our destination. 

Here are my top tips for eating at the airport:

Make smarter choices
 Instead of a bacon sandwich or greasy Burger King, opt for a Subway salad, flatbread or low fat sub on wholegrain bread.
My top choices are the Chicken breast or turkey breast salads, which both come in at around 100 to 200 calories, if you skip the dressing.

You could even grab something from Starbucks, they have pots of fresh fruit, porridge, delicious salads and sandwiches. 

I flew from Bristol airport, and they had a Soho Coffee Co, which had everything from granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit, to healthy freshly made sandwiches and low-calorie popcorn!

Try to pick a low calorie, high protein sandwich on wholemeal bread, such as chicken, turkey  or tuna, with salad, and watch out for the mayo ladden options.

Bring snacks with you
A punnet of grapes, a banana, fresh berries, a handful of almonds or a granola bar, are all great healthy options and will save you some money. 

Do your research
Have a look at the airports website, they always have a list of the restaurants and takeaways, that are in the airport. They usually have the menu links too, have a look at what the best low-calorie options are, so you aren't overwhelmed when you get to the airport.
I find that sometimes I will pick the unhealthy option, out of pure convenience

Stay hydrated
Make sure you buy a bottle of water, after you go through security - more often than not, we confuse hunger for thirst, if you feel hungry but haven't long had your breakfast, try drinking a 500ml bottle of water, if you still feel hungry, then have a small healthy snack.

If you do happen to indulge while travelling, don't worry about it, as long as you eat the things you love in moderation, you won't derail your diet, or healthy lifestyle.
 You're on holiday after all! 

 I've linked a few popular UK airports below:

I hope you enjoyed this 'Staying healthy while travelling' post, What are your favourite on the go snacks? Are you going on holiday soon? Or maybe you have some tips to share?

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below.

Let's be friends!

Love Laurenx


  1. I definitely always end up indulging when on hols! I also do a whole heap of walking pretty much all day so I figure they do balance out. These are great tips though! Definitely need to bring my own snacks! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Hehe, I usually do too, but I allowed myself a few treats this time, but made healthier choices.I love walking on holiday too, great for exploring and can burn off the ice cream! Thanks lovely! x


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