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Eating Healthy on a Business Trip

Eating healthy on a business trip is very different than eating while on a vacation.

Here's why:

  • You may be traveling very early or very late in the day. This will automatically disrupt some of the good habits you have worked so hard to put in place.

  • Your schedule is not your own.

  • You often are served your meals rather than being able to order your meals.

  • You often don't have a refrigerator to store your own food.

  • Your eating schedule gets thrown off so you may go for long periods without food. This can make you cranky, tired, and lightheaded.

  • If you do eat out, you may be alone or with a group of people from work which could possibly cause you anxiety and/or stress and cause you to eat mindlessly.

  • Different times zones may make you extra sleepy and crave heavy foods.

  • Your exercise routine will be thrown off.

  • Your hydration will also be thrown off.

  • You are limited to food choices nearby.

Need I say more?  So what do you do in these situations?

BE PREPARED!

  • Bring healthy snacks with you. If you can bring fresh veggies and fruits and have a place to store them, that is awesome.

  • If you can't bring fresh food, bring some bars and bags of nuts. I am not a fan of bars in general, but I would rather you bring a somewhat healthy bar than being forced to buy whatever is available in the vending machine or snack bar. 

  • Eat a BIG breakfast. If you are staying in a hotel, either order room service or leave time to get down to the restaurant before your meeting. Having an opportunity to start the day with healthy proteins and fats will set you up for clear thinking and good energy. I love ordering eggs, veggies, and some avocado on top! Oatmeal is another good option.

  • Focus on lots of veggies, healthy proteins, and fats at each meal. Save fruit for a dessert rather than a snack to keep your blood sugar in check.

  • Avoid the "I'm not home so I can eat whatever I want" mentality otherwise you won't be happy when you do return home!

  • That being said, enjoy the foods of different locations and find healthy versions of local favorites.

  • Limit your alcohol. Not only will it impact your food choices, but it may impact your clarity and sleep quality as well.

  • Drink LOTs of extra water! Extra sitting, poor air quality, fatigue, and hard work all will work to dehydrate you. Bring a reusable water bottle and keep refilling it!

Yes, you can stay healthy while traveling for business, but it takes careful planning and hard work. I know you can handle it! Enjoy the trip and close the deal!

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EVERY SINGLE PAINFUL UGLY FEELING

I had made myself vulnerable.

I had shared my stories of pain, not-good-enoughness while growing up, and how for most of my life I had distracted myself from feeling my feelings.

Now I felt naked.

I needed to hide from the intense feelings...

So, I crafted my escape plan.

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Confessions of a Former Sugar Addict

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Chocolate buttercream frosting or vanilla fondant?

Raspberry filling or mocha?

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A TRAVEL TRICK FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP!

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Let's face it, we all know what we are supposed to eat healthy, but actually doing it is another story...especially while on vacation.

The bread, the wine, the cheese, and the gelato.... they all call out to us. Eat me! Eat me! No, Eat me! 

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I get it. I used to be that way too.


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She knows what to do but can't seem to do it!

Dear Lisa,
I try to do everything right, but life keeps getting in the way. I seem always to run out of time for the things I most want to be doing (exercising, buying and preparing healthy foods, etc.). What can I do about this?   - Knows What to do But Can't Seem to Do It!

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I went to a lecture last weekend called "Letting In While Letting Go". The topic was referring to grief and that while we are letting go of our loss, there is also now more room to let something in that may bring us comfort and joy. 

The speaker talked about the Both/And concept:

I can be both sad about ________ and happy about ________. 

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Fighting a Food Obsession? It's Time to Ditch your Inner B*tch

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Admit it women: we have a thing about being too much or not enough.

We fall into the trap of telling ourselves we’re too pudgy or too emotional; we’re not smart enough or motivated enough. We are really good at stressing ourselves out! And the more stressed we feel, the more we turn to food for comfort.

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The Superwoman’s Guide to Healthy Eating

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Are you a self-declared Superwoman flying from one “need-to-check-the-box” goal to another throughout your day? Do you feel like your work is never done? But, when you become depleted, instead of taking time to recharge with rest, relaxation or fun, you keep going and going and getting more stressed along the way? And, the more stressed you feel, the more you turn to food — that universal quick-fix — for comfort. You are not alone.

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Are you sick of making New Years Resolutions that only REMOVE things from your diet or life in general? You know, the "I want to lose 5 pounds" or "I want to clean out the pantry" or "I want to get rid of those toxic relationships"? I know I am!

This year, give yourself a break and put a positive spin on those resolutions. Rather than removing things from your life, try ADDING in more lusciousness and the things that will really nourish your body and soul. You might actually stick with them!

Here are five things to add this year to get 2016 off to a great start:

 

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Are you sick of making New Years Resolutions that only REMOVE things from your diet or life in general? You know, the “I want to lose 5 pounds” or “I want to clean out the pantry” or “I want to get rid of those toxic relationships”? I know I am!

This year, give yourself a break and put a positive spin on those resolutions. Rather than removing things from your life, try ADDING in more lusciousness and the things that will really nourish your body and soul. You might actually stick with them!

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