Thursday, May 2, 2013

Road Trip Tips

Hi guys! How are you doing? Great I hope!! I know I'm doing awesome...over the past week I've lost 4.5 inches (between my waist, hips and thighs) and 5 pounds all because of the Bikini Series and ACTUALLY eating clean. Check out my last post for the best tips I have put together on How To Eat Clean!

Anywho, Joe and I are driving down to Memphis, TN today!! I am so excited to meet up with our college friends and to explore a new city. Anyone ever been to Memphis??

Because it's the Bikini Series, I plan on eating as clean as possible and as close to the TIU Nutrition Plan as I can. I have already packed our snacks for the road, and prepped my Protein Pancakes and Bombshell Spell for the mornings!

What's good to pack for a car ride? YUMMY FOOD! It has to be yummy because you're battling all of the McDonald's, Arby's and Wendy's at every rest stop. Here is a list of what I have packed:

  • Apple Slices - Make sure to precut them, you're more likely to eat it if its an easy snack to pick up.
  • Almond Butter - For apple dipping, of course!
  • Kiwi and Strawberry Salad - I had to pack a fork for this one, but I mainly packed it so that the fruit wouldn't spoil while we are away. This is a great way to use up any fruit that is in your fridge.
  • Carman's Muesli Bars - You can find them here: http://www.carmanskitchen.com.au/our-products/bars . I love these bars!! They are high fiber, high protein and low sugar. A perfect on-the-go snack.
Another staple of any road trip for me is COFFEE. I get so much enjoyment out of a nice warm (or cold) cup. This time around I already know what I will be picking up: Starbuck's Large Iced Coffee with Soy. Always ask for it unsweetened and add your own Stevia :) The soy milk they use is vanilla and sweetened, so it pretty much tastes like a cold latte. If I go for a hot version, I put skim milk in it. I don't know why, but I hate Vanilla Soy in hot coffee. Weird, I know. And I can't stress this enough, ALWAYS bring your own sweetener. There's nothing worse than putting Splenda into your clean diet...it's not natural and will make you crave super sweet stuff more often. Maybe I should do a post on the science behind that? I love talking about the science behind the notion that "Splenda makes you fat."

Now I know coffee makes you have to go to the bathroom a lot, but luckily Joe-Joe doesn't mind stopping. He likes to stretch his knees out haha. And I've built up a really good tolerance for driving 4 hours without stopping. Big shout out to my dad on that one. The last time we made the drive from Hershey, PA to Madison, WI we only stopped 3 times. It's a 13 hour drive. BAM!

But I'd love to know, what are your best road trip tips??
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5 comments

  1. This is amazing! Great way to plan ahead :)

    Please do a post on Splenda! I used to be a Splenda addict in college until I realized how terrible it really was. I don't think enough people know the science.

    You're lucky Joe will stop. I average stopping every 1.5 hours and my husband absolutely hates it! haha I can't help it, girl needs coffee for a road trip.

    Have a great time!!!

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  2. I'm not from Memphis but I do live here as of four years ago. You're coming down at a great time as our annual Memphis in May/Beale Street Music Festival is this weekend. The only bad thing, and it's always this way (even a running joke down here now) is that it's pouring down rain and is forecast for the whole weekend. Have a great time anyway with your friends and seeing the sights...safe travels!!

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  3. Please do a post about Splenda! I use it all the time. Not a fan of Stevia. Help!

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  4. I'd love to hear about the bad effects of Splenda. This is what my husband and I currently use. Love your info...keep up the great work!
    My boot camp instructor says that soy milk can make your hormones out of whack...not his terminolgy but i can't remember exactly what he said. What are your thoughts on Soy milk?

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  5. So helpful! I always DESTROY any healthy kick/diet by going on a roadtrip. No more justifying fast food just because we are on the road!

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