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You’ve successfully dodged cookies, cakes, and sugary snacks in your day-to-day routine, but now you’re headed on a getaway and worried that avoiding refined sugar is going to prove more trying.
To make sure you don’t veer too far off track, we pulled together a list of tips for staying sugar-free on the go.
1. Prep before you go.
A little prep goes a long way when you’re traveling. Pre-pack a few healthy finger foods like kumquats (so refreshing!), nuts, or dried fruit (be sure to look for no sugar added) to keep glucose levels from dropping.
2. Don’t forget to exercise.
It might be tempting to skip a workout while on vacation, but if you’re looking to curb your sugar intake, fitness could be the key to maintaining your routine. Work up a sweat in your hotel room or catch a class at a local yoga or spin studio.
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3. Even cocktails have sugar.
Tempted to throw back a fancy cocktail while you’re out to dinner? Be cognizant of the fact that mixed drinks often include added sugar. Stick to the tried and true glass of red wine. Prefer to stay away from alcohol all together? Squeeze some oranges, lemons, or limes into seltzer for a refreshing pick-me-up.
4. Keep your emotions in check.
Travel—for business or pleasure—can be stressful. When you’re worked up about travel schedules or landing the perfect dinner reservation, your body will release the stress hormone cortisol, which can cause cravings for something sweet. Keep your cortisol levels in check in the moment by taking a few deep breaths. And make sure you’re getting enough sleep so your body has time to recoup from a busy day.
5. It’s a team effort.
Whether you’re traveling with co-workers or family, let everyone know about your dietary restrictions. If the whole group is aware of your preferences, it can be taken into account when you’re choosing a restaurant or a bar.
This story fueled by EVEN Hotels. Our commitment to enable wellness in travel is more than just staying at our hotels, where wellness is built in. It’s enabling wellness minded travelers to travel well wherever their journey takes them. Discover more at Wellwellwell.com.