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Find it hard to navigate the airport without ‘treating’ yourself?  Healthy eating goes out the window the minute you step into the terminal?

Hands up if this is you!

The airport can be one of the toughest places to resist temptations, especially if you are heading away on holidays.

The habitual McDonalds (because you did it as a child)

The pint for social media (because you are addicted to likes J)

A muffin with your Starbucks (because they did it in Friends)

And only the strongest willed folk can fight the urge of that little “mini devil you” sitting on your shoulder telling you

“It’s ok, you’re going on holidays, everybody does it, go ahead. Over indulge!”

The key point to remember is, you only do this as it’s learned behaviour from years back, that we do because that’s what we have always done, right?  No other logic, we mightn’t even be hungry.

But to be safe, before you go to the airport, don’t let yourself get too hungry, or you will generally make poor nutritional choices.

So what can we eat? I hear that little “mini devil you” on your shoulder ask.

There’s always Nuts

There’s always Fruit

There’s Fruit/Veg Smoothies (no other crap)

There’s always Salads

There’s always Meat

There’s always Water or a Diet Coke in an emergency

The issue is, we try to justify eating crap, by choosing not to see the good stuff or at least not having a dig around to find it.  Then we use it as an excuse when it comes to putting on weight or not seeing results.

What’s best to eat on the flight?

Absolutely nothing that you can buy on-board I’m afraid. There really isn’t any healthy options. Avoid at all costs. Even cabin crew bring their own food to eat on-board, so that must be saying something.

Ever checked the ingredients on an airline sandwich?  Black coffee anyone?

I have on good authority, that on certain national airlines, the fruit even has added sugar to it. Olives maybe ok, but covered in cheap salt.

So do your best when trying to get and stay lean, to avoid eating airline food at all cost, the additives, preservatives, chemicals etc.

Regardless of whether you are travelling for work or play, the solution I believe, is to bring your own food to the airport. Yes you can, in case you are wondering. I know this, as I’m in the UK at a seminar, munching on some cashews and blue berries that I brought with me, along with a paleo bar from Aldi as dessert.

Wow, I know I’m going crazy, but from a working trip point of view, I treat it as any other day. Why let an airport get in the way? At the end of the day its’ an excuse and an easy one at that, but one I’m not prepared to use as it’s not how I’m wired anymore. Maybe I was before, but being healthy and lean is more important to me than a quick fix of cheap crap, nutrient sparse food, especially if it’s a work trip.

If I’m on holidays, don’t get me wrong, I over indulge, I eat out, I eat crap, (but definitely less than I use to) as I feel rubbish and it make me so tired and irritable. Not fun for my family to be around. What’s the point of being on holidays with your loved ones if you are in terrible form right?

The sacrifice of not eating the crap food and choosing the good one is a no brainer, as I always say:-).  The trade-off of

Feeling happy, confident in your body and how you fit into your clothes or how you look naked

v’s

Feeling deprived for a few minutes and getting over it…

Hmm, I know which one I go for every time.

Yours in fitness

Damian

www.completepersonaltraining.ie

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