I’m not surprised that frequent travel is a big hurdle to eating well. One problem is access. Airports and gas stations are not exactly paragons of healthy eating, although I do love me a MTO every now and again. Pretty yummy, all things considered. At least some places are offering healthier options. Or at least options involving bacon.
Another problem, I think, is environmental cues.
Vampires have super-senses right? It seems to me that it is easier to eat well when I am in the environment where I spend most of my time, and have the most motivation to eat well. It is also where I have the greatest control…the fruit and peanuts are in easy reach, while the ice cream is buried in the back of the freezer. Granted, that doesn’t stop a newborn-vampire-style sweet tooth feeding frenzy, but it may slow it down a little.
So I wonder two things…what, other than trying to hide treats from myself (hard to do since I do all the grocery shopping and cooking) can I do to take cues from environment to eat better, rather than the other way around? And two, what connections can be made to a changing, or unfamiliar travel-type environment that will support better eating?
I don’t have the answers yet, but it is something to think about. Dieting isn’t all “body”…food and exercise. There is much to be said for the “mind” part of the mind-body-spirit paradigm. If environment can support healthy outlook, and therefor overall health, then I’m all for working with it.