If you have a low-carb diet you probably find it hard to respect in on special occasions. For example, if you are traveling or if you are with your laptop in your hands, it is easier to give in to temptation. Luckily, we have thought about that, and today we will show you how to plan a healthy road trip.
Respecting your low carb diet is not impossible even when you go out on a road trip. You can do this by planning ahead and preparing everything carefully before you leave. Here is how you can do it.
Take a look at the route
Before your road trip, think about the places you will stop at. Remember that gas stations don’t offer too many options when it comes to low carb food, so you should think about what you want to eat. It might be a good idea to check the route to see if there are any restaurants that use low carb recipes. This way, you can be sure that you will find something to eat.
If necessary, change your route in order to include your favorite shops and restaurants. You can do that by using apps like Google Maps. Think about time as well, you will want to have a restaurant nearby when it is lunch time.
Prepare your meals ahead
If there are no restaurants along your route, or you simply do not want to spend too much money, you should try preparing your meals before the road trip. Get a cooler and fill it with your favorite food. You can even treat yourself and include some low carb desserts.
The cooler is also great if you want to keep water or other beverages cool. Not to mention the fact that you will be able to add some fruits or other things that would normally go bad quickly. If you don’t want to take too much food with you, and you just want some sandwiches, you should know that there are low carb bread recipes available online as well.
Water is an important element of your diet. Not only that you will get hydrated, but it will also help you get rid of some of your cravings. A refillable water bottle is something that you must have with you when you are on a road trip.
Even if you would prefer some soft drinks or soda, remember that water is healthier and it is better for your thirst as well. If you want some flavor you can add cucumber slices or lemon to it.
Buy some snacks
There are low carb foods that you can find at any store, and it is easy to buy them and take them with you. Not to mention they are the perfect snacks for a road trip. For example, nuts are great. You can find them almost anywhere, and they are not that expensive either. You can also get some canned tuna for when you get hungry.