Tips to Avoid Eating Troubles When You Travel

by Dotson Skaggs 08/25/2019

Travelling affects your nutrition in so many ways. While one may be excited to taste and savor all kinds of different foods, some may be concerned about their health because their body is not used to various meals.

People with food restrictions will find it difficult to eat just any food with the troubles of getting sick to discourage many from maximizing their traveling enjoyment. The good news is that you can easily make a healthy food choice that will not pose a danger to your health and keep you energized while you are not carrying out your usual routine. Here are some tips that will help you prevent eating troubles when you travel:

Do not skip your breakfast

It is advisable to eat before embarking on your journey. If you start your journey with an empty stomach, you may end up eating fast food that you wouldn't have eaten. Therefore, it is better to eat a healthy breakfast before setting out. 

If you are flying, you can consider oatmeal which only requires hot water. You can get hot water from a flight attendant.

Take healthy snacks along

To avoid eating troubles when traveling, you should pack healthy snacks that you can take when hunger strikes. It is essential that you have something satisfying and healthful in your backpack. You should think of crackers, whole-grains, dried fruit, nuts, low-cal popcorn, reduced sodium jerky, and trail mix.

Don't hesitate to fill your cooler with ice if you have one. Also consider stocking a mini-fridge in your hotel with fresh fruits, Babybel cheese, hummus, low-fat yogurt, and pitted green olives. When you have this at your disposal, you will not need to go for a high-calorie meal. 

Plan your meals ahead

Planning your meal is very important, and it's a way of avoiding eating troubles when you travel. Plot your travel plans, determine where you are going to be at a particular time and whether you are going to be on the road for lunch or would have reached your destination. A little planning has a lot of advantages. You can also decide to make a whole grain wrap with tomato, onion, lettuce, turkey, mustard, as well as a side salad – and then take them along with you.

A refillable water bottle is also essential; you can always fill it up when the need arises. Being aware of your dietary restrictions is critical especially when you are traveling to somewhere new. So if you’re unsure before you visit, talk to your nutritionist about what might work for you, do some research on where you’re going, and stock up on simple snacks.

About the Author
Author

Dotson Skaggs

Living in Denver continuously since 1960, Dotson has witnessed The Mile High City mature to become one of the nation’s top metropolitan statistical areas.  As one of Denver’s elite real estate salesman with 2,000+ homes sold and $600,000,000+ in sold volume, Dotson is annually one of the top 15 agents out of 5,000+ members with the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.

     Based on the principles of service, professionalism, and our Realtor Code of Ethics, Dotson sponsors and donates his time to numerous community service projects such as dumpster day, shredding day, a community garage sale weekend and a neighborhood young entrepreneur’s career fair.  Dotson also distributes American flags to neighborhoods for the Fourth of July, helps sponsor a neighborhood picnic, prepares and distributes HOA directories to various communities and sponsors a neighborhood annual photo session with the Easter Bunny.  Dotson also serves his fellow Realtors by volunteering on the Denver Metro Association of Realtor’s Professional Standard’s (Ethics) Committee.

     To better serve his clientele with the principles outlined above, Dotson left his own independent real estate company after 22 successful years and joined the nationally acclaimed Kentwood Real Estate in 2005.  Dotson has been blessed with the opportunity to serve countless homeowners and buyers with their individually unique and diverse needs.

     In addition to real estate, Dotson’s passions are spending time with his growing family, working out, playing golf, reading and observing the political scene.  He dreams to one day possess a golf game which is commensurate to his real estate career.  However, Dotson is also known to be overly optimistic when it comes to his golf game.

Dotson’s Favorite Quote is:  “Never Give Up.  Never Give up.  Never.  Never.  Never.”            Sir Winston Churchill (1941)

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A BRIEF SUMMARY OF DOTSON'S CREDENTIALS AND REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE:

Over 30 Years of Real Estate Experience in Negotiating the Sale, Purchase and Leasing of Property (20 Years Broker/Owner) 

Over $600 Million in Sales Volume 

2,500+ Homes Sold in the Denver Metro Area

2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Wall Street Journal - Top 100 producing agents in Denver Metro Area

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Kentwood Champion’s Club Recognizing Over $17 - $31+ Million of Annual Sales

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Denver Metro Association of Realtors Gold Roundtable of Excellence Award with $17 - $31" Million of Sales Volume 

Prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Designation

Member of the Colorado Association of Realtors’ Ethics and Professional Standards Committee for the Past 25 Years 

Member of National Association of Realtors

Member of Colorado Association of Realtors

Member of Denver Metro Association of Realtors

Member of Denver Metro Area Multiple Listing Service

     In addition to possessing a true love for assisting homeowners and buyers with their real estate needs, Dotson is just as devoted to his family's needs. In his leisure time, Dotson enjoys activities such as snow skiing, golfing and camping in the beautiful Colorado mountains.  Dotson has also contributed to the Denver Metro area community by being an active supporter in many local groups and charities. He served in the Big Brother's organization for 10 years and has supported and contributed to the American Zang Foundation. This organization provides assistance for low-income and minority students in locating, applying for and obtaining college scholarships.

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OVER 30 YEARS OF TRUST AND EXPERIENCE

SERVING THE ENTIRE DENVER METRO AREA

  • MBA, BS, CRS, GRI, ABR, CDPE, LHMI, MCNE
  • Top 10 Brokers - Denver Board of Realtors
  • Top 15 Individual Sales - Denver Board of Realtors
  • Top 10 Transactions - Denver Board of Realtor
  • More than $500 Million Career Sales and 2,500 Transactions

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EDUCATION

  • Masters of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science-Business/Land Management