You’ve heard the term “clean eating,” but do you really know what it means?
In a nutshell, it’s about choosing to eat healthier, fresher food and eating less of what is processed or refined. You have to increase your vegetable, fruit and whole grain intake, combined with the right amount of healthy proteins and fats. You have to cut back on refined grained, packaged preservatives, unhealthy fats, fizzy drinks, soda, and excessive amounts of sugar and salt. If you want to eat clean, you need to know which combination of food works for you. Eating clean(er) helps you stay healthy, your body fit, and your face fresh. Exercising along with clean eating is obviously a must.
For those who travel a lot for work, making healthier food choices is extremely tough. If you’re wondering what you should and shouldn’t eat to keep your diet clean while you’re away on business, here are 7 tips to get you started.
7 Tips for Clean Eating on Business Trips
1. Keep Healthy Snacks in your Bag
It’s a fact that most restaurants and packaged foods use highly processed ingredients. You enjoy your food a lot more when you create your own snack at home. Since you won’t know the area you’re doing business in, it’s usually better to prepare meals in advance, at home. You can add all the ingredients into a zippie or tupperware container and keep it in your bag before leaving for your trip. Home cooked food is the best way to stay on a clean and healthy diet.
2. Choose Healthier Food Options at Restaurants
Eating at a restaurant doesn’t necessarily mean you have to eat a fat cheeseburger, pizza, or lasagna! If you have to dine out and you are confused what you can eat, here are some choices you may have:
Chipotle — Chicken Burrito Bowl with brown rice and beans, no cheese
Chicken and Vegetable Salad, full size
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich
Veggie Burger, no mayonnaise
Turkey Breast Sub without cheese, add avocado
Replace cold drinks and wine with lemon water and green tea