Anyone who travels knows how easy it can be to let loose and give in to the temptation of food. With the wide variety available in airports and at the final destination, it’s too easy to opt for the unhealthy versus the lighter, cleaner fare.For someone traveling for leisure, this isn’t so bad. It’s a vacation after all, right? While it might slow them down, in the end it’s no big deal to eat a few cheat meals provided they go back to a balanced diet afterwards.But for business travelers, eating healthy is key to maintaining focus and productivity for the duration of a business trip. Doing so when surrounded by an abundance of tasty but unhealthy options, however, is another thing entirely.Below are a few key tips to ensure you eat well on the road so that you’re ready to perform your best no matter what.
Try bringing along:
- Dark chocolate It reduces levels of cortisol and catecholamine, hormones that kick in during stress and fear.
- Whole grain granola bars They’re full of complex carbs that help produce serotonin. More serotonin means being better able to deal with the possible stresses of travel.
- Fruits, tuna, bananas, or chickpeas Each contains the sleep aiding vitamin B6 for better quality rest.
- Protein bars
- High protein yogurt
- String cheese
By keeping a full complement of these foods and drinks right in your room, neither room service nor the mini-bar will tempt your stomach or your wallet. Not to mention you’ll be full of good energy necessary for meetings and business events.