Those of you who spend a lot of time on the road will realize that its not always easy to eat well on the road.
In fact, if you rely on just stopping in places to find your meal every time you’re hungry, you are very likely to be eating a lot more saturated fat and refined sugar than you ever thought.
The individuals who I have trained over the years who have constantly worked away, have been the ones who have struggled with their weight, struggled with their performance and in general have been less than happy with their existence of “life on the road”.
I have seen turnaround situations happen though quite easily, as long as the individual was willing to spend more time preparing their meals and snacks before getting in the car.
Most hotels these days have a fridge, and this is an ideal place to store most of your ingredients for the week.
For example, let’s say you are used to eating sandwiches in petrol stations of supermarkets, then if you do this more or less every day, then you will never be in the shape you really want. You will often feel lousy during the day, and the last thing you will feel like after a hard day is have a tough workout!
Instead, if you packed your fridge or cooler box with fruit, wholemeal bread or wholemeal pitta, then no butter or margarine, no mayo or salad cream, put some tins of mackerel or tuna, make a cooked chicken before you go away, and you can pick away on this for sandwiches and snacks for most of the week.
Make sure you have a big bottle of water by your side for much of the week, just buy one and keep filling it up overnight, and stash it in the fridge ready for the next day.
Cottage cheese, low sugar low salt tins of beans can be example of ingredients for good snacks and meals.
If you have access to a microwave, then even better because you can use it for two minutes to heat up your porridge first thing in the morning or sometimes tea time just before a big workout.
Please don’t rely on pre-prepared packaged foods to get you in shape because it will not, simple as that!
Preparation is everything and you CAN be in great shape on the road, but it does take far greater planning!