The One Thing I Ask Myself To Help Me Eat Healthier | Travel Edition |
Here’s one thing you might not know about me:
I hate large crowds. I become claustrophobic and a little hot and anxious.
So, connecting in LaGuardia on Monday was a little crazy.
I walked quickly away from the crowded gates and to the LGA Food Court.
When I travel, I tend to eat consistently, even when I’m not hungry.
It seems like the best way to pass the time…
As you know, there aren’t many healthy choices in an airport food court.
I made two laps through the LGA Food Court, searching for something that would satisfy.
I stared at the burger joint’s menu and saw an egg and American cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll.
And then asked myself one thing:
How is this going to make me feel?
Well, not very good, I guessed.
This one thought changed everything.
I made another turn and found that the coffee station behind me actually offered smoothies!
And healthy smoothies! Not the ones masquerading as healthy but are really sugar bombs waiting to give you a stomach ache.
I chose a green smoothie with banana, kale, spinach, pineapple, mango, and coconut oil.
Someone remarked, “Oh, how very healthy!”
It was. And it was also delicious 😊
I paired the green smoothie with homemade energy balls, which are sweet and satisfying and taste like cake!
Here’s Your Action Step:
The next time you’re faced with a few food options, ask yourself:
How is thing going to make me feel?
This questions jolts you out of an emotional decision (melty American cheese sounds really good right now….) and into a decision that you might feel better about.
And here’s the other benefit of asking yourself this question:
You might answer the one question as, “well, not very good” but then still decide to get the egg and cheese sandwich.
That’s OK too! Because you took a second to think about it. And you owned your decision.
Now that’s what I call healthy.
Need a few ideas for delicious and healthy homemade snacks for your next trip?