Macro Counting While Traveling
I see several clients fall off the wagon while traveling. In some cases, this is okay. You just need to identify your GOALS. Here is how I decide what I’m going to do while on vacation:
- Is this a place that I plan on visiting again in the future?
- Am I actively trying to lose weight?
If you answered yes to both, then stick to your macros as best you can. If you answered no to number 1 but yes to number 2, then you need to decide what’s more important. Losing weight or indulging while one vacation. If you answered no to both, then have fun and enjoy the food that you get to try!
I like to loosely track my food if I answered no to both of the questions. The reason is mostly because I’m OCD but I also like having statistics and data from my personal experience. I also always make sure that I hit my protein goal. NO MATTER WHAT. Protein is the most important macro to hit and it helps maintain your lean body mass. This will help you bounce back faster after your vacation. If this means that I need to have a protein shake in the morning or as my before bed snack, then I’ll do it. I always pack protein powder on all of my trips.
If you haven’t read our blog about summer airports and traveling, click HERE to see the best snacks to bring with you. I won’t go into too much detail about hitting your protein because this article will also talk about that.
Tracking exactly what you’re eating while traveling seems to be the biggest issue I see with clients. So, I’ve attached some pictures to show you how I input macros with meals while traveling. I don’t always eat the entire plate of food but I do always make sure to finish my protein. I also typically add some oil/butter because restaurants always cook with it.
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