When you are away from home, sometimes you can feel stranded. You’ve committed to eating an optimal diet consisting of a variety of amazing plant foods and you have ditched the meat and dairy. You’ve gotten into a groove at home. You know how to stock your refrigerator and pantry, you know how to combine these foods and make them flavourful. You know how to shop, and you don’t bring in the things that you used to be addicted to and that used to make you feel lousy.
But you’re on vacation or on a business trip. It’s not just another outing from which you’ll be returning home on the same day. And you can only bring along so much from your own house.
How do you not give in to what’s around you and what’s being dangled in front of you? It’s that hurdle called convenience. Often what’s readily available simply does not jive with the choice we’ve already made.
Here are a few tips:
Some forethought is all it takes to make sure we have a good experience while travelling. There’s no need to feel trapped or bound by the default offerings in the food industry. Some creativity, thinking outside the box, and knowing what to look for is all it takes.
Learn to not be afraid to ask questions and make special requests at restaurants. You’ll be surprised how accommodating kitchen chefs and restaurant managers are. Each time that you are intentional about staying commitment and then follow through will make it seem so much easier the next time you are faced with similar challenges. Eventually, thinking this way will become automatic and you won’t want to do it any other way. Talk to other plant-based friends or go on the Internet to discover more ideas.
About the Author:
Stevan Mirkovich, Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition
Plant-based living literally saved his life. As a recovering food addict, he's journeyed through overeating, junk-food veganism, and finally found the life-giving ways of a whole-foods plant-based style of living. Stevan has guided hundreds of people, introducing them to plant-based nutrition, cooking and shares education to help by break down the stigmas and myths that many people encounter as they transition to a better way of eating.
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