Road Trips Can Be A Health Killer

July 27, 2011 by Matt

So just recently I had moved across country from Orlando, Florida – Home of Mickey Mouse yes and all the way out to Los Angeles, California. It is definitely a big change but in a great way. I’ve spent a lot of time out here but one of the reasons I love California is because everybody so health conscious which is great for me and helps me fit in when I tell people I’m a nutritionist.

But I will tell you the hardest thing for me was eating healthy driving out here. If you are going on a road trip this probably won’t even cross your mind but you tend to eat quickly so you can stay on the road and that can be a calorie killer. Even for me I tried my best but it is just simply not easy.

Which brings me to the point that you should bring some snacks along with you. Not only that but it helped me realize I should be telling you guys that when you are hungry it is ok to graze throughout the day and have 4-6 smaller meals with some snacks.

HOWEVER: Make sure those snacks are organic and healthy. One of the best snacks I took along my trip was assorted nuts that were low in sodium. These helps fill you up and give you lots of protein that you are going to need. Also dried and fresh fruits are great to snag as well.

But I also wanted to share with you what happened when I was traveling through Austin, Texas to stay at my other buddy Matt’s house. I had asked him if there were any juice bars around and he pointed me in the direction of this place called “The Daily Juice Co.”

Needless to say this place was incredible. It was loaded with incredible superfood, natural, and organic juices and smoothies that give you the natural boost I’m always talking about with whey protein smoothies.

I had this natural coconut, banana & kale drink called the CoCo Loco that was incredible. And luckily for me because I was driving and moving all my stuff I happened to have my favorite whey protein powder in the car with me I threw in.

That was a lifesaver and really helped me stay on track. But that being said if you are ever in Austin Texas look up “The Daily Juice Co.” because it is this little hippie joint with tons of great stuff and information on health food and they are spot on.

The other interesting part was how happy everybody was there. I mean smiles for days on everyone’s faces and I could tell that is partially because they enjoy living and eating a healthy lifestyle.

So make sure you are doing the same. I know it’s been a while since my last post but chalk that up to the big move. So stay healthy and if you’re on the road or stuck in traffic get yourself some nuts or grab a whey smoothie to take along the way.

More posts coming soon — I promise :)

-Matt Smith