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Restaurant Eating


Question:

I have several clients that travel and I was wondering if you have any specific tips for maintaining a nutrition program while on the road. I am aware of the basics such as planning ahead, not skipping meals and being in control of what you order in restaurants.

Answer:

It is quite difficult for many people to eat properly when traveling. We all know how tempting it is to “pig out” when eating out. High calorie and high fat foods are the “norm” in most restaurants. The main downfall to eating out is the large portion sizes, the foods are very rich (high in calories), and there are so many courses to the meals (ex: appetizers, deserts). Besides, most people allow themselves to get so hungry, that they end up choosing the worst possible food choices on a menu.

In order to help your clients maintain better eating habits while on the road, we have created some survival tips for those who travel.