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9/4/11 7:57 P

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You are very welcome!

Good luck with the move.

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MOMMIE98 Posts: 47
9/4/11 9:48 A

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Thank your info. Never thought of any of that it gets a lil overwhelming trying to make I eat healthy and how to do it while on the road but this info will help. emoticon

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8/28/11 9:56 P

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Travelling and eating well is difficult, especially with other people to consider.

I'm not that familiar with what's on offer in American chains, but can you get eggs (benedict, florentine are choices I usually go with) and only eat half or none of the bread? A big breakfast with tomato, mushroom etc might also work if you can give the carbs and unhealthy bits to others.

Prepacking some snacks like nuts might be good for when others buy chocolate bars etc.

Maybe even buy a friand or two (I don't know how long this journey is) as they are almond based (protein & fat) rather than flour (carbohydrate) based so not as bad.

Oh and lots of bottled water, maybe with a squeeze of lemon so you don't fall pray to the temptation of some sugary drink or fruit juice.

Last trip I made, I stopped at a roadhouse and asked for their works burger but on a plate, without the bread and with some extra salad. It turned out to be a great meal and fairly healthy too.

If all else fails, remember that short intense bursts of exercise (like doing star jumps, skipping rope, sprinting) increase your insulin sensitivity so maybe chase the kids around a bit when you get out of the car before eating. I'm sure they'd enjoy a break from sitting still so long.

If you do wind up succumbing to the lure of pancakes or some other high carb meal, perhaps take a tablespoon of psyllium fibre and a large glass of water before hand. It will swell in your stomach, making you feel fuller sooner, and when you increase the fibre content of a meal, you lower the glycaemic index (the rate at which the carbohydrate contained in it is broken down to sugar and absorbed into your blood, thereby reducing the insulin spike).

If you don't already take insulin sensitisers, some things that may help are cinnamon, green tea, gymnema sylvestre, chromium, magnesium, manganese, d-chiro-inositol and vanadium.

One other thing to keep in mind, is that once you are in Alaska, your requirement for Vitamin D will be greatly increased (or rather the amount you absorb from the sun will be greatly decreased), so having your 25-hydroxyvitamin-D levels checked when you arrive and regularly while you are there, until you find the right level of supplementation to maintain them in a healthy range is important.

Good luck with the move and if you do find yourself seated in front of pancakes and you have no other option - enjoy them! It's a rare enough treat, so there's no point in ruining the sensory pleasures through guilt.

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MOMMIE98 Posts: 47
8/28/11 9:18 P

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Ok we are moving from North Carolina to Alaska I am worried about eating my husband is all about the drive through and breakfast at Denny,Ihop or Waffle house I am stressed because I dont wanna gain 50 pounds before I get there anyone have any suggestions?

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