Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

12/29/12
Holiday stress

12/15/12
Holiday season isn't all just about food

12/01/12
Plan ahead to stay on the right track

11/17/12
Prioritize this Thanksgiving

11/03/12
Choose treats wisely during the holidays

10/20/12
Starting a weightlifting routine

10/06/12
Healthy body has right signs

09/22/12
You need a livable food plan

09/08/12
Tailor your food according to needs

08/25/12
Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

08/11/12
Traveling can challenge eating habits

07/28/12
Parenting your own inner spoiled child

07/14/12
Long-term motives create long-lasting results

06/30/12
Interval training works for anyone

06/16/12
Check ingredients when eating out

06/02/12
Get out of the house for your workout

05/19/12
Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

05/05/12
Cooking extra saves time and calories

04/21/12
Even small changes can make an impact

04/07/12
Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

03/24/12
Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

03/10/12
Make your lifestyle and health compatible

02/25/12
A little exercise can yield big results

02/11/12
Food plans can help you eat right

01/28/12
Moderation is weight-loss key

01/14/12
Give your weight-loss plan time

12/31/11
Combat post-holiday blues with activity

12/17/11
Choose holiday calories carefully

12/03/11
Good kitchen tools make life easier

11/19/11
Enjoy feast in moderation

11/05/11
Start planning holiday meals now

10/22/11
Don't buy Halloween candy too early

10/08/11
Theaters offer healthy snacks

09/24/11:
Try to avoid evening snacking

09/10/11:
Tips to stave off hunger pangs

08/27/11:
Stuck?  Reassess your routine

08/13/11:
Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

07/30/11:
Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

07/16/11:
Learn to love being thin

07/02/11:
Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

06/18/11:
Fruity thoughts to keep fit

06/04/11:
Water can ease cravings

05/21/11:
Working a pool into your exercise routine

05/07/11:
Stay focused, move forward

04/23/11:
Delay caving to craving

04/09/11:
Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

03/26/11:
Holidays are never-ending

03/12/11:
Measuring food is key to weight loss

02/26/11:
Food-logging can help in weight loss

02/12/11:
Find ways to make exercise fun

01/29/11:
Reserve time for your exercise program

01/15/11:
Substitutions for your holiday treats

01/01/11:
Moderation is key to good diet

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Traveling can challenge eating habits

Traveling can be a big challenge when you are trying to live a healthful lifestyle.  You can organize your home and most of your life to avoid the temptations, but once you leave your healthful environment, they appear everywhere you look. 

At restaurants, it's usually pretty easy to order what you want. 

Also, most restaurants are willing to cook to order.  You can request a salad instead of fries, or hold the mayonnaise or the toast.  Don't feel guilty if you don't eat all your food.

But how do you handle a visit with friends or family?  Your hosts might buy and cook food especially for you.  This makes it's very difficult to turn down.

Your best bet is to run as much interference as you can ahead of time.  Make sure people know you are trying to eat healthfully.  Bring some healthful food, especially snacks. 

Have conversations about the food that will allow you to collect information on it, such as:  "Oh, that looks tasty, how did you make it?"  Then you can have a little bit of everything and go back for seconds on the things that you know are going to fit in best with your plan.

Some trips involve only a short stay with others.  If this is the case, you might allow your plan to get a bit off track for a day or two.  Usually, when the stay is shorter, hosts will not plan elaborate meals for your entire stay.  This will allow you to eat as healthfully as possible whenever you can, and indulge a little for the more special meal occasions.

Finally, enjoy your travel, and don't completely deprive yourself.  Don't over-indulge, but do plan to have a treat now and then.