Happy October! I hope your transition into fall has been fabulous. This is actually my favorite time of year. I feel more of a sense of renewal, recommitment and desire to improve vs. any other time--even more than at the New Year.
I’ve been asked about staying healthy and true to my lifestyle while traveling so I thought I’d share a few items I take with me regardless if I’m out of town overnight or for an extended period of time.
These 3 items save me from losing ground on the health and fitness results I work so hard towards.
Let’s Talk TREATS!
Keeping it real, we have to have treats as part of our healthy lifestyle right?!?!? These keep us IN our healthy lifestyle. We don’t feel deprived when we have options that are satisfying AND help us see keep our results.
I take these single serving Cenavi 70% Dark Chocolate Flats with me in my gym bag or purse. Rather than munching on sugary cookies, pretzels or whatever else is offered on a plane or at the gas stations, I enjoy a chocolate square. I love how these are low sugar but taste like the real deal! They’re rich and indulgent so one is really all I need (most of the time!).
I use these at restaurants too. Don’t you hate it when the dessert looks so much better than it actually tastes? Sadly, most of the time this is the case so rather than eating what’s served, I pull out my chocolate treat and enjoy every single bite of it while other’s are eating that “less than amazing” dessert just because it's on the table.
Probiotics to the Rescue
It’s no secret our bodies get out of their routine when we travel. At those moments, we all could use a little help to feel and function our best while on the road.
Amazing benefits of the Silver Fern Brand Ultimate Probiotic include:
· Improved digestion and food tolerance
· Reduced gas, bloating and digestive discomfort
· Aided recovery of the flora after antibiotic use
· Supported nutrient absorption
· Reduced inflammation
· Improved favorable immune response and reduction of allergies and asthma
· Improved regularity of bowel movements
· Supported growth of good bacteria
The best thing about these probiotics is they actually are what the label states! PLUS, they're shelf stable which means you don’t have to worry about refrigerating them so they can be tossed right in your carry on with you! Without geeking out on the research, I love them because these are…
· 100% guaranteed survivability
· Independent, 3rd party lab proven survivability results
· 3rd party DNA verification of the strains
· 3 university tested bacillus species
· Contain a prebiotic to help activate the probiotic bacteria in the intestines
I’ve done my research and these are the one thing my family and I take on a daily basis—ESPECIALLY while traveling!
Silver Fern Protein Shakes vs. Getting Hangry
Having a baggie of protein powder comes in handy when you need an actual meal but you don’t love the choices being offered . Whether you’re on a plane, in a business meeting or you just don’t have access to food YOU’D like, this is easy and low maintenance when you’re in a bind. All you need is a cup or water bottle!
Besides the fact this is the best tasting, highest nutrient powder I’ve found, it mixes great in just a bottle of water. I've even used the chocolate flavored protein in hot water and it tastes like a hot chocolate! Who else totally freezes on airplanes?!?!?
There you have it: my Travel Trifecta! These are my non-negotiables that go with me on every trip. I keep them in my carry on and in my purse at all times.
Have you had any experience with these items yet? What do YOU do to stay close to your healthy lifestyle while you travel?
As I'm getting ready to pack for my upcoming BodyJoy Retreat I’ll be sharing a few more "grab & go" ideas soon! Until then, I hope these items help you on your next travel adventure, work trip or weekend get away!
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