Delicious Wednesday is here.
As I’m getting ready to move to another country and the city that my heart never left, since my student years — the last thing I can think of is food.
Some of us eat more, when we get excited about something, a bit worried and anxious. But for me it’s the opposite — when my mind is busy with exciting things about to happen, I don’t think much about food and I don’t have much appetite. I’m full of life!
Traveling, moving to a new place — that is always a test of our habits. Since there is not so much thinking going on about lifestyle and eating habits — we are busy with many other things — we tend to do things on autopilot.
I was talking to my girl friend, Anna, yesterday. We were having our nails done, getting ready to travel. She asked me, “What do you eat while traveling? At the airports, on the planes? Where there is almost nothing healthy? How do you survive through all that, especially when it’s a long trip?”
It’s actually simple.
I make sure I drink lots of water — luckily we can get that anywhere.
I pack a bag of nuts or seeds, in case I get hungry and need more energy, or in case my journey gets longer than expected, or if I get bored.
Plus my mom likes to say, that it’s always a good idea to have something to eat traveling to a new place — you don’t necessarily want to be looking for food right away, when you arrive, you’ll be tired, your willpower will be close to zero to look for healthy food, so it’s smart to have little something to chew on in your bag with you.
Nuts are very convenient.
No mess. No stress. Yummy. Filling. You can store them and eat them anywhere. You can take them through security with you on the plane not to be tempted by lots of crap offered on board.
This time I’m getting some nuts and some 100% cacao dark chocolate for the trip. Totally healthy, I love it and so convenient. Plus water. Plus coffee and tea — and I can survive for days.
Also, often, while traveling, I fast. It feels easier then — I’m not sleepy, there is no discomfort in my stomach and I don’t have to visit public bathrooms that often.
So again, my to-go travel food — nuts.
Plus almost everyone loves them — your friends, family, kids, fellow travelers you meet. Great food to share!
I’ve never met a person, who doesn’t like some kind of nuts — cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamia and Brazil nuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, peanuts.
Summer is the time to travel.
Want to avoid hunger strikes and eating crap while traveling?
Want to feel full of energy and have no digestive distresses?
Pack your nuts!
And drink lots of water!
And don’t forget to pack food for your mind! Books, podcasts, movies, magazines, doodling books.
I just finished listening to this great podcast about healthy living and longevity. Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and James Altucher talk about 5 simple things anyone can do for a longer, healthier life.
by Sanjiv Chopra, David Fisher
“Deepak called it “the lazy person’s guide to health and longevity.”
I am the lazy person.
When you listen to today’s podcast you’ll learn:
How to rewire your brain [13:00]
Dr. Sanjiv’s secret to never getting yelled at by his wife [10:14]
What exactly influences your health [38:15]”
And pack your nuts for a trip!
Time to travel with you bags light.
“You’ll never meet a traveler who, after five trips, brags: “Every year I pack heavier.” The measure of a good traveler is how light he or she travels.”
~ Rick Steves
From the book I’m reading: