AIRPORT SURVIVAL GUIDE
8 Tips to Help You Travel Successfully (be sure to grab your free gift below)
The airport can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you are rushed and not prepared. I’ve realized that when I travel, I’m the most successful when I plan ahead.
By being prepared, and I am not just talking about having your boarding pass and itinerary printed, you must have a plan for what you will eat at the airport and on the plane.
As I’m sure you are aware, airport food is not only unhealthy ... it is very expensive.
So I put together 8 tips to help you travel successfully, I’m calling it the “Airport Survival Guide”! When these 8 tips are implemented, you will enjoy your experience at the airport, be able to de-stress, save money and not feel so rushed!
STEP 1: PLAN AHEAD
If you are not able to prep food and must eat at the airport, then be sure to research the available restaurants and food options. Not all airports are created equally! Some will have an array of healthy options, while others will have hardly any at all. By planning ahead you can figure out what healthy foods are available and not be tempted to make bad choices while you rush to your gate.
STEP 2: STAY SOBER
Now I know this can be a difficult one, especially when you are headed out of town for vacation. However, you will save calories and money by avoiding the airport bar! Drinking will lead to unhealthy food choices and maybe even missing your flight.
STEP 3: BRING AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE
Bring an empty water bottle when you travel so you can fill it up after the security checkpoint. Many airports have water fill stations so you do not need to pay for water. I like to add a few slices of lemon into my empty water bottle so I have refreshing lemon water to enjoy. Adding lemon to your water aids in digestion and cleanses your system, so drink up!
STEP 4: BREAKFAST FUEL
When traveling in the morning, it’s best to eat breakfast before you get to the airport. Another option is to pack food you can eat once you get there. Hard boiled eggs and fruit are a great on-the-go meal. If you have to buy food there, avoid pastries since they provide no nutritional value and only will make you hungrier. Aim for a healthy carb like oatmeal and protein like scrambled eggs.
STEP 5: BREATHE
Traveling can be stressful, especially if you are traveling with young kids. So remember to slow down and breathe. When you are in line for security and you can feel your blood pressure rising, take 5 deep breaths in and out, you will instantly feel better.
STEP 6: CATCH UP ON READING
At the airport and on the plane is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. Rather than being locked onto your cell phone or your computer, try using this time to unplug and read a book. It will do good for your mind, body, and soul.
STEP 7: EAT FRESH
Load up on fresh fruits and veggies from home. I find that it is more difficult to find veggies to eat at the airport over fruit so I typically aim to bring at least one serving of raw veggies with me to munch on.
STEP 8: BRING SURVIVAL SNACKS
Always pack snacks when traveling! You can save $20 or more when bringing your own food to munch on.
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