There are truly no words to express how happy I am to be in NYC.
Im honored Fitness Magazine asked me to speak
and I may or may not have smuggled a six year old here, too.
I adore my at home/work routine but GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY I was ready to git out of it for a few days…
Except for the food.
I love me my home-food and, since Im not one to give it all that much though on a daily basis, this is a fact which surprises me each time I go away.
I pretty much eat what my body demands and when it requests it (I know Im lucky to work from home this way). This approach to (fingerquote) my diet (unFQ) works well for me.
Until I travel.
When I take a work trip Jetting off to exotic locales is really the only time I notices what my body craves tends *not* to be whats readily available.
Im a protein-gurl (reason #58 why Im such an Egg Beaters 100% egg whites fanatic).
Carbohydrates of any variety (from lumpy-bumpy Irish oats to a bowl of fresh sliced fruit) even with a smattering of good fats dont satiate me.
My body cries out for protein. Protein which, on the road and on the go, can be hard to locate.
What works for me (since a fridge dragged behind me all-filled-UP with EB WHITES didnt quite work out) is to bring along (or buy the moment I lay my misfit-eyes on it in a shop) protein laden snacks to add to my readily available carbohydrates.
I tend to tote:
- Turkey, beef or ostrich jerky.
- All varieties of nuts.
- Trail mix.
- Envelopes of no-drain tuna, salmon or chicken (and a plastic fork).
When I was hardER of core & traveled more (pre-Tornado) Id also tend to tote:
- Protein powder.
- A travel blender.
- Flax & Chia. (in baggies. lest you think I was truly hardcore and brought canisters.)
All the navel-gazing above into my very boring dietary-habits (see why I never do the “what I ate Wednesday posts”?) has only served to make me curious about you & your food-travel habits.
Do you, as I do, miss your FAVE foodstuffs when youre away from home for a long stretch?
Do you pack your carry-on with snacks as I do?
Got any better/other suggestions for 2013 when I travel again?