Travel is incomplete without the food. Food is like a cherry on the top of the cake called travel. While everyone has a dream of having different cuisines of the world on their next vacation plan unfortunately sometimes you have to stick to your diet plan for health purposes. Sometimes we have to avoid certain foods even though we want them the most. Well, don’t be disappointed. There is some good news. You can stick to your diet plan and still enjoy your trip to the fullest. Yes, with proper trip planning and making a good travel itinery, you can do that easily.
Also, here are 5 super tips for travelling with dietary restrictions.
1) Research Well –
Research your destination very well while making your travel plan. It is always advisable to research about the food and culture of the destination you are planning to visit. There are several blogs and websites which provide you with the exactly type of food you get in a particular country. They can help you make your trip plan easier. Taking a look through these can definitely help you avoid certain foods and stick to your diet plan.
2) Pack well –
Packing is one the essential skills everyone should have. Your pack should contain all the important things that you need while you are travelling. Prepare for food emergencies while on flight or trains. Always keep fresh fruits and some snacks to keep you up for hunger and still be on your diet. There are endless varieties of packed foods and fruit juices which can help you satisfy your taste buds and stay on your diet as well. Also, do not forget to carry your medicines if the condition gets worse.
3) DIY (Do it yourself) – It is everybody’s dream to just go to a lavish restaurant when travelling and jump on the food out there. Well, in case you have dietary restrictions, you can always cook your own food. Cooking your own food in a foreign country has its own benefits. You know what ingredients you are using plus you get to learn their cuisine and culture more personally. Also there are always healthy alternatives to your favorite food and ingredients as well. Sounds amazing right?
4) Asking Helps – There are times when we go to a restaurant that is so good that we don’t even care to see what the food is made up of? Well, asking the waiter is always a good idea. Knowing few basic words of the local language spoken in the country is always helpful. Try to ask the staff about what ingredients are being used in the particular dish that you are planning to take. Once you know they are safe enough for your diet plan, well savor on then.
5) Technology Rules – In today’s world there are more hotels and restaurants on smartphone applications than in real life. Also with the use of it, there are certain applications out there helping people stay on their diet. Well, diet applications can help you stay on your diet and perfectly enjoy your trip at once. Yes, a single application like “My diet coach” can help you know about what amounts of proteins and vitamins are you eating and at the same time it can track your progress. It is therefore, always a good idea to have one of these applications on your phone while travelling for saving yourself from the trouble and health issues.
Travelling and food goes hand in hand. You don’t have to worry much about anything when travelling but taking good care always helps. And yes,remember to eat simple, be happy and live the moment.