Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Traveling & Dieting, Say what?

I write here today because I need your thoughts and positive vibes. This weekend I head to Nashville for a blogging conference. I'll be there Thursday - Sunday and am worried that my progress (7lbs so far!!) will be greatly hindered with the temptation of road food, fun/fancy dinners with old friends and the dreaded excuse "it's just more convenient to eat this."

See you would think, because I am writing about this and congizant of the pitfalls that I would be OK.  But I am not so sure.  I know me. I know that I will fall off the wagon and if I do, I'd rather it be a short fall and not a long one!

I've not traveled while dieting before, so if any of you have any tips, I'd love to hear them. I am planning on packing some healthy snacks in my bag, but when it comes to meals I am going to have to get creative.



Shannan
Current Weight: 153
Starting Weight: 160

UPDATE: After reading this post, my friend Phyllis who is a health coach, sent me the following tips:


TOP 10 TRAVEL FOODS
1.     Chia seeds  (find them at whole foods, your favorite health food store or www.emeraldcitytea.com)
2.     Nuts, seeds and dried fruit/veg
3.     Vegetables: sugar snap peas, cut jicama, celery, carrots, cauliflower and bell peppers (hummus to dip)
4.     Fruit – cherries, plums, apples, pears, grapes, clementines
5.     Hard boiled eggs
6.     Ezekial sprouted wrap, organic turkey slices, sprouts & spicy mustard (this might be hard to find on the road but you get the idea)
7.     Flax or nut crackers –check ingredients
8.     Greens Plus Bar with Protein
9.     Homemade trail mix (nuts, seeds, dried cranberries, dark choc chips, coconut)
10.   Emergen-C, Sencha green tea powder, probiotics

5 comments:

Cortney @ evanhaslanded.com said...

We can keep each other accountable because I was just fretting over the same thing today!!

Headless Mom said...

Salads, dressing on the side. Take healthy snacks. Power bars for meal replacements if needed.

BTW, love the new look!

shannanb aka mommy bits said...

Cort - THANK YOU. I need a partner.

Kendra, thanks. We wanted to freshen up for 2010!

Andi @ udandi said...

late to the party, but have you listened to Hungry Girl's audiobook? Its only 2 hours and she runs down do & don'ts of various eating scenarios. KCPL should have a copy, if not, tell'em to get one ;)

ShannanB said...

Thanks Andi. I have not, but I will def. look into it. I will be traveling again!!