Never experienced this feeling of guilt after having engulfed a hamburger on the go, while waiting for your flight? If traveling is an adventure that stimulates all our senses, the airport is often the place where we fail to diet. In this place of transit, how to make healthy and balanced food choices? Together, let’s discover how to transform our expectations or our stopover into a real culinary and nutritious experience!
Plan your meals in advance: the secret of a balanced diet
Provide your meal is much more than just a good habit, it is the first step towards a healthy diet. Seymour Howe, renowned nutritionist , says that “being caught by surprise is the worst enemy of a healthy diet”.
Take your snacks
Do not hesitate to prepare homemade snacks, easy to transport and consume. Favor dried fruits, almonds, nuts, an organic cereal bar or a quinoa salad. These snacks are rich in fiber and have a low glycemic index, which allows you to feel satisfied longer.
Research food options at the airport
Take the time to inform yourself about the restaurants and food stands present at your airport. The airport website or applications such as Gateguru can help you find healthier options.
conquering food stands: tips for a balanced meal
Now let’s see how to face temptation and make smart food choices, even when you are surrounded by options that may seem delicious, but which are far from healthy.
keep an eye on the portions
in a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , it was found that The portions served in airports are often greater than what our body really needs. Do not be tempted by these extra-light portions! A medium -sized dish is often sufficient to satiate yourself.
Do not neglect vegetables
Vegetables are often absent from meal options at the airport. However, they are essential for a balanced diet. If possible, opt for a dish that contains at least one portion of vegetables.
Hydration: your healthy ally traveling H2>
Staying hydrated is essential, especially when you travel. Cabin air is often dry and can cause dehydration. So how do you make sure you drink enough at an airport?
Avoid sugary drinks and opt for water. A useful tip is to take an empty water bottle that you can fill out after passing the safety of the airport.
The challenge of the experienced eater: a healthy diet worldwide! why not make your next trip an opportunity to take up the “challenge of the experienced eater”? Just follow these tips to eat healthy at airports, wherever you are in the world.
What are you going to take to take as snacks for your next trip? Which healthy restaurant have you discovered at an airport? Let us know in the comments!