Eating healthy when traveling can really be a challenge. It is so easy to order off the menu and make a bad choice or tell yourself "what the heck.. I deserve a treat ". I have found that most restaurants will make omelettes with whites only and will substitute sliced tomatoes or fruit instead of hash browns or potatoes. Makes for a healthy filling meal on the road.
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We all know that when traveling it can be a bear eating healthy - or eating as healthy as you can.
We've been on vacation for the past 10 days & I've been surprised by the restaurants that have changed their menu to attract the nutrition conscious.
One restaurant that totally surprised me was IHOP. Yes, IHOP. Home of the 2500 calorie breakfast and other unhealthy road blocks. First they have a separate menu section for those of us who are trying to eat healthy. Then, they will work to
de-fat and de-sugar other items. They now carry Sugar Free syrup! I found a Spinach, mushroom & Tomato omelet (made with egg substitute) and a side dish of fruit that totaled just 330 calories. Standard prep called for Swiss chess, but I axed the cheese for less calories & fat. TASTED GREAT!
Use the calorie tracker even when you know what you're eating isn't always the healthiest. By being true to yourself you will establish healthy habits in the long run. Everyone has a bad day or strays once in awhile, don't take it as a defeat just another mile on the road to healthy eating.
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