My best solution? SHOPPING! Go look at all the silly touristy stuff (even in your own airport it's fun!), all the crazy expensive stuff you'd never buy, etc. I try to find a healthy meal option like a salad or a sandwich so I have something to eat. Just walking around the airport with your carry on looking in all the stores is a great way to avoid sitting and eating!
I second bringing your own snacks! Make it stuff that you really, really like, so that you won't feel sad and deprived when you see the other stuff for sale. I almost always tuck something to eat into my carry-on, and I've never had any problems with it being confiscated.
10/31/12 3:39 P
I wish there was consistency then. I just flew in and out of Boston 3 weeks ago. I saw them take cheeses, sandwiches and muffins from people....
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10/31/12 2:57 P
I've never had any problems bringing my own food through security. And I have brought bagels, sandwiches, fruit, nuts in clear baggies, granola bars, etc. Everything went through the x-ray.
Now, I did have a bottle of water tossed because there was still some water in it. I forgot to empty the bottle before I got to security. I bring an empty water bottle with me and fill it when I get to the airport.
Last year, I was flying to DC to visit relatives. Well, I was in the security line waiting my turn when the line got stopped. One TSA motioned over another TSA and they started staring at x ray of a the bag of a college kid two or three people ahead of me. So, they take the guy and his stuff out of the line to be searched separately. I continue through the line, but see him taking out his stuff for inspection. Now, this fellow was probably in his early 20s. He opens his bag and what comes out ? A SUPER SOAKER water gun.
Dude, what were you thinking ?
anyway... I've always been able to bring my own food to the airport. Liquids seem to be the one item they always hem and haw about.
10/31/12 1:26 P
How do you get the food through security? I have seen them toss sandwiches, fruit, and snack foods....
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10/31/12 12:29 P
Whenever I travel, I bring my own snacks not because I'm worried about the calorie content of airport food. No, what gets me are the PRICES !! Airport snacks are outrageously overpriced. If anything puts me off buying a bag of trail mix at the airport, it's the price, not the calories.
A small bag of M&Ms is over a dollar. that's a pricey snack if you ask me. that's why I bring my own i.e. to save money. Bring your own healthy snacks like your own trail mix, nuts or dried fruit. I've even brought my own sandwiches !
10/30/12 5:33 P
When I go on vacation, any "splurges" are really special things, not the plain old everyday stuff I could get at home any time I wanted. I usually don't buy any food in airports-- it's overpriced and not that good. I'd rather save my calories for something really fabulous at whatever my destination is.
You could buy a small bag of m & m's. Or if you're afraid they'll set off an eat-a-rama, skip them. Take a book or magazine to keep you occupied while you're waiting at the airport.
10/30/12 5:00 P
Traveling/Vacation are two I struggle with, heck, when my hubby is on vacation I get the "I can eat what I want" mentality which is weird because I can eat what I what any day, no one judges me nor what I eat except me.
I guess try to figure out if it is stress eating, reward eating, escape eating name it and claim it. Traveling takes you out of your routine so for me it becomes an all or nothing if I'm not careful. I try to keep in mind, especially if I am traveling in my own country that I can have any of this food any time, these aren't special M&Ms only available in the airport these are the same M&Ms I pass by everyday in the vending machine at work. Good luck, drink lots of water-even though it's not special water either
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46,222 10/30/12 4:57 P
Why can't you buy a small individual bag? With careful planning all foods are possible in a healthy lifestyle, you just have to keep the portions in control and track them with all your other foods.
I am going to be traveling this week and I am worried about my time in the airports, in between flights. I tend to go right for the big bag of peanut butter M & M's. Then, whatever else I see is good too. Nobody will know me there, so what's the big deal? Anyone else ever see traveling as a trigger?