Nowadays everybody is aware of a great role nutrition has in everyday life. Its importance increases when you travel. If your diet is poor or limited in variety, if you are traveling hard and fast and therefore missing meals, you can soon start losing weight and place your health at risk.
To maintain a well-balanced diet during traveling is not so easy. Routine diet gets broken and you have meals casually and anyhow. While eating on time is an essential part of rational nutrition. Four-hour interval between meals is the best for proper functioning. Constant eating between meals does no good.
Sometimes in attempt of getting insufficient calories you may take a lot of junk food and make things only worse for your health. Empty calories make your glucose levels go up and down, so very soon you feel hungry again. That's how a spiral of overeating starts. Avoid high-fat and high-sugar dishes or at least balance them with vegetables, fruit and grains. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals as well.
In the absence of meat, good ways to get protein are cooked eggs, tofu, beans, lentils, nuts. Well-cooked food is generally safe but remember that overcooked food loses much of its nutritional value. If your diet is not well-balanced or your food intake is insufficient, make sure you take multivitamin tablets.
Try not to eat on the run. That may completely destroy your digestion and it can happen faster than you imagine. Besides, when you travel actively you lose much more calories than you usually do, and snacks (often unhealthy) fail to supply you with energy. Existing for days on the same foods is also not a good idea - try to vary them.
Make sure you drink enough especially during air flights and in hot climates. Don't rely on feeling thirsty to indicate when you should drink. If you feel thirsty that means you are already dehydrated. Lack of fluids has its negative effect on the whole body. Water and fruit juices is the best option. Sweet carbonated drinks add "bad" calories and are not effective in slaking thirst. As for alcohol - it goes without saying it cannot be a part of your rational nutrition, the more so, in hot climate it can be really dangerous. A bottle of plain water should always be there in your handbag.
Excessive sweating can lead to loss of salt and therefore muscle cramping and feeling tired. You can take salt tablets as a preventative but it's better to compensate the lack in a natural way.
Remember that proper nutrition can prevent many diseases and help you keep yourself fit no matter whether you are at home or traveling. Don't compromise your health!