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I am going on a 5 day business trip - my first since joining PeerTrainer. I have already noticed that I'm best on eating when I'm at home or at work with a lunch I've chosen to bring or buy on my own, but I quickly get a little lost when going to restaurants or eating with others - ending up with food choices that do not really work for my plan - too much food, too much unhealthy food (not wildly unhealthy, but still more bread and more fat that I am otherwise consuming).

So . . . I'd love to hear from folks about how they handle trips away from home, particularly business trips when one is with work colleagues for every meal.

Also - if anyone has any suggestions as to healthy places to eat or shop for food that can be kept in my hotel room in the Riverwalk area of San Antonio, that would be much appreciated.

Sat. Jun 17, 1:26pm

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Yes; it is much harder to stick to a plan when one travels. I usually bring some breakfast/power type bars (Luna, Pria) to have for emergencies and otherwise try to stick to smart choices. At restaurants, I stick with non-cream based soups, salads, fruits, steamed vegies, grilled chicken or fish, etc. Almost all restaurants have some healthy choices if you look carefully. I'm not familiar with San Antonio, but travel to other cities. It's challenging but certainly doable. Good luck!

Sunday, June 18, 2006, 1:12 PM

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Ask if they would allow you to order off the kids or seniors menu. The portion sizes are smaller to begin with. All the above posters tips were on target as well!

Sunday, June 18, 2006, 5:04 PM

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Pack foods that you would normally eat that don't need to be refridgerated - granola, nuts, powerbars, raisins, bananas, packets of oatmeal (can make w/ water run through coffee pot in hotel room), etc. Eat breakfast on your own if you can, and make it healthy - maybe oatmeal, a banana, and a few nuts. That'll keep you full for awhile.

Lunch - try and grab something light and healthy. Ask a coworker who's from that office to show you around if you're on your own for lunch. Ask them to take you on a walking tour of the area, and pick up some food on the way back (instant exercise), and mention to them that you like to eat healthily (this tends to get better reactions than "I'm on a diet." Being on a diet makes people tell you that it's okay to cheat, or even pressure you to, but if you simply like eating healthily, people tend to respect that more, just my opinion).

Go explore the area any chance you get - it'll be fun, and you'll get some exercise.

Dinners - always get a salad first (light dressing on the side), or broth-based soup, it'll keep you out of the bread basket easier and it'll fill you up before the main meal. Stick to fish or chicken, with any sauce on the side, and not fried. Or, lean cuts of beef (i.e. tenderloin/filet). If you go for burgers, skip the bun. Ask for sides of steamed veggies instead of whatever starch they offer. If the menu has a section of healthy entrees, just look there and don't even read the rest of the menu.

Remember, at all times, this is not your last meal, so you don't have to go for the thing on the menu that sounds the best. You can have that thing anytime. If you skip it now, it doesn't matter. If you eat healthier, you'll feel better afterwards. Ask yourself, tomorrow morning, will you be happy that you ate X, or would you be happier if you ate Y. Almost always, the healthier item wins. But, if it's something really special that you can't get elsewhere, maybe the unhealthier item would win. Pick based on that, rather than immediate cravings.

Good luck!!!

Monday, June 19, 2006, 10:41 AM

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San An has good BBQ

I travel with packets of oatmeal that I add hot water to using the coffee maker while I shower. Lunch is a little harder, and I usually have to go out to get a salad. Dinner is easy in San An. Get some BBQ and a cesar salad. Texas is pretty decent food-wise. It's the real south like Atlanta and Raleigh that it is hard NOT to eat a coronary on a plate.

Airports are the biggest challenge for me. It is hard to get something healthy while rushing to a connecting flight, and protein bars do not suffice.

Monday, June 19, 2006, 1:29 PM

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I loved the business trips. because on those trips the most important thing is that you can enjoy the new atmosphere and surrounding that will freshens your mind and you will enjoy the new working place too and Discover More Here for guidelines. The change in the place is always effective.

Friday, February 21, 2020, 2:41 AM

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I see that you are all experienced people)) My mother also says that I am married to my job)) But .. I just have a goal and I go to it) Last year turned out to be especially successful for me because I was able to do the company registration in HK Being the boss is a big responsibility. I didn't want to make mistakes, so I hired qualified personnel with European roots to work remotely with financial documents and audit. I really had to travel a lot in Hong Kong. However, now my business works like a Swiss watch)

Monday, October 05, 2020, 9:02 AM

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Business trips need lots of planning that we need to manage before going. I always do shopping for business travel. I need to buy necessary things from an online shopping store Go save shop. It's an online store selling things on discount.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7:29 AM

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