When you are going for a trip, you have all the essential items packed, your sunscreens, creams to goggles to the correct footwear, clothing… But do we really think through about what to eat and what not to when on the go?
Travelling isn’t just about carrying the useful and vital items, but it is also about keeping yourself healthy and fit by knowing which foods are good and which ones to be avoided.
Going on a trip means to compromise, adjust sometimes with the weather conditions, lodging and most of the times with food. For the sake of exploring, either we end up binging a lot or just not eat the right type of food.
This is what we can do –
Rule 1 #Discipline. Discipline. Discipline.
So when you think of eating while you are travelling on the road especially, the most convenient would be fast food. Sorry to say, that’s a big NO.
The more you eat fast food only while travelling, the more it will leave you feeling bloated, fatigued and might give you acid reflux.
So it’s good to have a balance.
Eat small amounts of a healthy, normal meal and eat frequently. Also do keep fruits, carrots or nuts as a snack.
This will not make you feel sleepy but you would also not crave for unnecessary calories and will make you feel content.
TIP: When travelling to Ladakh, advisable to carry dry fruits, popcorn or chocolate, and lots of water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoke. Keep yourself hydrated.
Rule 2 #Eat the essential nutrients. Like proteins.
Especially when going for a trek or travelling by road to places like Ladakh, you might experience different atmospheric pressures and change in oxygen levels. You might have to walk for long stretches and many such other activities. Do give your body its share of good protein.
It gives you the energy you need and enhances concentration.
Rule 3 #Drink lots of water.
Firstly, it is a good source of oxygen. It will also flush toxins out of your body, make you feel fresh and help you eat just the correct amount of food. Drink at least 8–10 glasses a day.
Rule 4 #Pack your meal.
If you are going for a trek or cycling or just landed in the middle of nowhere, make sure you have packed food or the group you’re going with has made the arrangements for it.
Sometimes, even after having a proper meal, you might feel hungry, or feel the need of some extra energy. A packed meal is your savior. Some examples are almonds, raisins, cashew nuts, raw vegetables and hummus, yogurt and berries, fresh and dried fruit, and hard-boiled eggs.
TIP: If you skip a meal, it might ruin your trip.
So from now on at least bad food choice would not ruin your trip.