Nutrition, travelling & holiday's.
Its a problem we all come across once in life, we find ourselves in the groove with our nutrition and training but unexpectedly get a work trip, a weekend away or even a full blown holiday. But what's the best way to tackle these?
For the purpose of this blog we are going to carry on as if you haven’t reached your goal yet, you still have a wee bit of fat to lose or that competition is just around the corner. However if your one of the lucky one who has dieted for this break away then go & enjoy yourself, there is nothing more satisfying than smashing your goals and reaping the rewards.
So what little tips and tricks can we follow when travelling to stay on our goals.
1. As mentioned above, tracking our macros. Even if you don't already tracking for the few days or week your away can help you stay accountable and on track.
2. Preparation, there's an old saying Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance (Also known as the 6 P's to my rugby club) there is so much prep you can do before a trip. If your staying domestic you could prepare lunches and breakfasts, you can research or quickly look into healthy restaurants and menu options as well as prepare snacks and plenty of water to fill those gaps.
3. Next is education, this is the most powerful tool in any situation. Educate yourself on the right foods to be eating, educate yourself on your daily intake and how to balance your calories as well as this you yourself will become more confident & self aware.
4. Finally avoid process and fatty foods, it seems like the easiest one but is probably the hardest. No one wants to be the guy ordering salmon or swapping their chips for sweet potato while all their friends are doubling their burgers and adding cheese to everything. But at the end of the day these small changes will go a long way.
With all that being said at the end of the day you do you, if you end up having some burgers and fries or a couple takeaways then it doesn't really matter. As long as you know when you return you can flick that switch and return back to smashing it then go and enjoy yourself.
Crossfit L1/BTN Academy Nutritionist