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Business Travel: Tips for Healthier Fast Food Eating on the Road

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Business travel offers many benefits as well as challenges. One of the biggest obstacles has to do with finding places that serve healthy food choices. Going to a sit-down restaurant is typically not an issue because you can always find healthy menu items, but fast food is an entirely different story.

Staying Healthy on the Road with Fast Food

Unfortunately, most fast food restaurants have food that is high in fat, calories, and carbohydrates. These foods cause fatigue, as well as an array of health-related problems, including weight gain and high blood pressure. The good news is that you can eat healthy fast food when traveling.

  • Restaurant Choice – The restaurant you choose is extremely important since some fast food places have healthier menu items than others do. For example, you might consider dining at Panera Bread, Jason’s Deli, Noodles and Company, and Chipotle. However, due to ongoing pressure, even fast food chains like Arby’s, McDonalds, and Taco Bell have changed or added new healthy food items to the menu. 

  • Beverage – Instead of requesting soda, juice, or milk, ask for bottled water.

  • Adaptations – Most fast food restaurants are more than willing to make changes upon request. For instance, you can ask to have a particular type of sauce or condiment taken off a sandwich. You might also consider ordering a sandwich with just one bun, making it open faced.

  • Salad Dressings – Although fast food restaurants offer a variety of low-calorie and low-fat dressings, cut back. Rather than pour dressing on the salad, dip each bite. That way, you still get the flavor but not all the calories or fat.

  • Vegetables – Replace french fries and onion rings with cottage cheese, fresh apple slices, and other fruits and vegetables that most fast food restaurants now offer.

  • Kid-Size Meal – Stay away from adult size meals and never choose to “super-size.” Instead, look at options for kid-size meals.

  • Bring Your Own – When traveling and stopping to eat at a fast-food restaurant, choose the healthiest item on the menu, such as grilled chicken, and enjoy with healthy snacks that you brought along, such as string cheese, granola bar, baked chips, and so on. 

Saving Time and Money with Ground Transportation

One of the other challenges of travel has to do with ground transportation. To save time and money, not to mention stress, you can hire a professional limousine company to ensure you get to your destination on time.

Posted on Oct 14 2015

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