updated 08/07/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/08/2012 AT 12:05 PM ET
When it comes to eating well, travel can be your worst enemy. From skipping workouts to hours of sitting (and not moving) in cars, airplanes and airports, there’s a lot that can derail your diet.
But not to worry! After 20 years of chasing my clients around the globe, I’ve developed five effective tips that will help you avoid gaining weight while on your next vacation or business trip.
Carry Food on the Plane
Imagine this scenario: you wake up at 5:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. flight. After arriving at the airport, checking in and boarding, your stomach begins to rumble. You realize you haven’t eaten since your 7 p.m. dinner the night before.