The holidays are a time to gather with loved ones sharing laughs, eating food and having good times. For many of us, however, before we can get to the good times, we have to go through the hell that can be holiday travel.
The day before Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the busiest travel seasons of the year and standing in long lines and rushing to gates can wear you down and put a wrench in your healthy eating plans.
All the hustle and bustle can make it tempting to stop at the fast food spots or airport bakeries and restaurants — a sure way to get extra calories you don’t really need. To avoid blowing your calorie budget before you even hit the friendly skies, follow these simple on-the-go snacking tips.
Don’t Leave Home Hungry
You know how they say you should never grocery shop on an empty stomach? Well the same goes for traveling. Before you head out to the airport make sure you eat a filling meal. That’ll keep you from grabbing the first thing you find once you get through security. And by eating out of your own kitchen, you’ll know exactly what you’re putting in your body.
Not true. One can drink too much water. It’s called water intoxication, which results from drinking so much water that you’re electrolytes go out of balance. Irregular heartbeat, seizures, even death can result.