This post is by guest blogger, Rich. I know I can relate to his dilemma.
The times when it is hardest for me to eat healthy is when I travel for work. In fact it’s hard for me to do anything healthy when I travel. It’s hard to excersize, it’s hard to sleep enough, and it’s hard to stay in touch with family and friends. But, eating really is a unique challenge. Airports and train stations are filled with fast-food restaurants, so it’ nearly impossible to get a decent meal if I’m trying to be efficient in my travel time. And of course, plane food is terrible and can’t in anyway be healthy. If you’re on a long flight you may be able to get the kosher meal, and I suppose if you’re in business class there’s always better food. But for me, for the most part, it’s flights under three hours in economy class with no food or “snack bags,” late rental car rides to a discount hotel with no restaurant, and jam-packed schedules that leave little-to-no time for lunch. If I’m lucky before I leave for an airport I can get a decent sandwich to pack, or sometimes I can get something not loaded with processed sugar from a small coffee shop. But – if I fly between multiple cities in a single week I visit Burger King and the local pizza spot more often than not.
Do you travel frequently for you job? If so, how do you keep it healthy?