If staying focused on dieting is already difficult when you have a routine, imagine when you spend most of your time in airplanes and hotels? It is a challenge and I must confess that it was not at all times that I managed to keep my diet focused during those 25 days, but there are some tips to keep the diet that I started to follow and even if the 25 days have already finished, are having an effect.
Drink water, even without being too thirsty.
Research indicates that when we feel thirst is because our body is begging for water, then it is important to hydrate all the time.
Water becomes important in helping to maintain the diet because normally we feel thirsty we take a juice or soda, which often, using the juice example, are not natural and without sugar. Therefore, especially traveling is important to always carry a bottle of water, or even more than one if the ride is longer.
Tip # 2
Stop pinching between meals!
It is normal for us to feel a bit of hunger between meals and eat a few things: snacks, peanut, a biscuit. But stop! When we do this, our body understands it as another meal, and that little thing we nibble on becomes a reservoir of fat.
Ideally, we should have a right interval to eat, two to three hours between meals, so our metabolism has time to digest food better and we set up a feeding routine that our body understands as right.
Tip # 3
Eat and drink at the same time, never again!
You know that dry-mouth craze we’ve had with the good old coca cola? It is not a good idea when the intention is to maintain a healthy diet!
Ideally is that we first make the meal for after at least 30 minutes to drink something. “But how am I going to do this?” It is a matter of habit and you can create this habit over time.
What I normally do is ingest plenty of water 30 minutes before lunch, this already helps to speed up metabolism and thirst. After lunch, I always like to drink something with gusto, and before that, I used to run for coke or a very cold juice. Now I’ve traded these more caloric beverages for a glass of very cold water with squeezed lemon.
Lemon also helps in metabolism, as I mentioned in the other post, and in the detoxification of the accumulated fats from lunch.
Tip # 4
Make purchases before your trip.
This and the last tip are especially for those who live inside airplanes and hotels and already thinks, “Oh my God, I’m going to break my diet with this whole food!” I know, it is tempting to pour into the hotel’s breakfast, especially the wonderful restaurants that I have staying in, but take it easy!
The tip here is, before traveling, to spend in a house of natural products and buy seeds, nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars, gluten-free and natural biscuits, etc. These foods help us quench hunger and maintain our diet.
Ideally is to carry a little in the suitcase and a small bar or cookies in the carry-on, so as not to give up food from the plane. And as for the hotel, at breakfast, opt for healthier options and put chia, the one you buy even, over fruits, for example. This helps quench hunger for longer, helps metabolism and helps you to have a more productive day.
Tip # 5
This last tip is something I discovered recently.
It is possible to request an alternative menu for your airline not to eat things outside of your diet, especially if you have any food restriction, during a long flight. And I’m not talking about the menu that’s already on the plane itself.
Call at least 72H in advance of your flight to the company and order your meal according to your needs. This is a free service offered by airlines for passengers’ convenience during their trip.
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