2016 NPAA Magazine 2016 - Volume 1 - Page 40

TRAVEL TIPS WRITTEN BY er n y t S e Y vett F O R T H E COMPETITOR Whether for a vacation or for work, travelling all too often means complete derailment from your structured, healthy eating habits and can leave you feeling defeated, guilty and bloated. Whether you’re a competitor in off-season or weeks away from the stage, or a non-competing athlete hoping to still look as good on the beach at the end of your vacation as you did at the beginning of it, some practical tips below might help you avoid an all-out derailment when travelling. If possible, get accommodations with a full kitchen. This allows you to purchase your own groceries and cook your own food. All-inclusive buffets often have lots of fresh and clean options. Walk right on past the pastry and dessert section! Most buffets are great for having simple whole foods: fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to dress a large plate of salad; grilled chicken, fresh shrimp and more. Pack what you can from home. Take as much of your own food as possible. If you’re travelling within Canada, you have no restrictions.