I’m too excited to sleep!!! I’m heading to Washington, DC, tomorrow for a nutrition policy conference. I’ll be learning about all of the current political issues that affect nutrition, like the Farm Bill, for the first two days, then heading to Capitol Hill to meet with Congresspeople to talk about the issues.
Normally on trips, I allow myself to eat whatever, because it’s vacation, it’s a break from life, it’s should be a break from healthy habits, right? I always end up feeling gross and bloaty, and regret all the overeating.
Well it was my new year’s resolution this year to eat more like a dietitian, so I’ve been watching portion sizes, eating more fruits and vegetables, eating at restaurants less often, drinking more water, completely cut out pop, and limiting alcohol.
So this trip, I’m going to make a huge effort to keep up my healthier eating habits, which should be a little easier since I’ll be surrounded by other Registered Dietitians. I’ve already planned my workouts (4 miles on Sunday, 3 miles on Monday), packed some healthy snacks (KIND bars and Zbars) and plan to stock up on some fruit at breakfasts. I’ve also packed lots of gum to help stave off hunger…my stomach gets REALLY grumbly and growly when hunger hits! For my coffee, I’m planning on only adding nonfat milk instead of whole milk with whipped cream on top.
I’ll try to keep up with the blog with updates on my trip! Any advice for traveling healthfully?