Tip #1 – LOOK UP NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Before ordering, check out the menus’ nutrition information either through the restaurant’s website or an app like MyFitnessPal. Then decide if you should eat whole, half, a third, etc of your dish.
Tip #2 – GET COMFORTABLE ASKING FOR A “SPECIAL ORDER”
Almost any restaurant will provide you with non-sauteed, baked options at your request. A simple meat with vegetables and a side salad is incredibly easy to order anywhere. Don’t let yourself fear being ‘picky’ – you deserve an enjoyable experience eating out without anxiety. Really, you can do it!
Tip #3 – PACK EASY FOOD FOR TRAVEL / ON-THE-GO
- Quest bars / KIND bars
- Almonds / Walnuts / Pistachios / Peanuts
- Peanut butter / Almond butter individual packets
- Rice cakes
- Protein powder
- Oats (pre-bag mixed with cinnamon/stevia)
- Pre-made protein pancakes
- Tuna packets
- Microwavable rice containers
Tip #4 – STAY HYDRATED
Drink more water than you think you need. Carry an empty bottle with you on all flights or wherever you go. Often when people travel, they feel unusual hunger due to dehydration, ESPECIALLY if you are drinking more alcohol than usual. It is vital that you still drink your water.