Thanks! These are all really great suggestions. I'm flying home and then back next week and I intend to bring back a slow-cooker and a few utensils. So far I've done the healthy sandwiches and found good food at the grocery store deli like lean meat, fish, roasted veggies, cut-up fruit, etc. I haven't had much luck at Applebee's, Chili's, etc. i.e. the typical chain restaurants on the hotel circuit. Though they offer light or Weight Watchers entrees the food is generally high in sodium and tastes bland and very processed.
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Will you have a fridge available and supermarket nearby? You can get a cooler (foam kind that folds if you fly) and a bag of ice if your hotel doesn't already provide it, double bag it and get low sodium sandwich meat, a low cal cheese and sprouted bread if you can (more proteins and usually well made and low cal) then raw veggies with a low cal or fat free dressing. You can pack a can opener and have beans which you can rinse and toss some veggies in + dressing.
Pre-made food is usually outrageous in terms of calories and sodium so I would only have it maybe once a week or twice and save it for when you're in a pinch. Some supermarkets have hot buffet and salad buffet; check availability; again, watch sodium and calories when making choices.
Do some homework as to your location and see what's available around where you work and/or sleep.
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