Tip #13: Cook in advance; travel with food

My breakfast in blue bag. Planning, not willpower!

My breakfast in blue bag. Planning, not willpower!

I travel a lot. Just to give you an example of how I maintain healthy habits when on the road: While I was cooking breakfast and checking morning email before a trip, I cooked a double meal (steamed frozen wild Salmon; frozen collard greens nuked in a covered bowl with a TEAspoon olive oil, dried basil, nonsalt seasoning, and basalmic vinegar (not vinagreETTE); brown rice).  I ate 1/2 for lunch before I left, and the rest for dinner shortly before the plane landed.  The folk on the plane were jealous – and I wasn’t tempted by chips and cookies on the plane.

Travel food from an earlier flight. Sardines, brussels sprouts, sriracha hot sauce, green tea

Oh, and I had my bags of green tea as well.

BTW, be sure to stay hydrated and get up and move around on long flights.  Overweight and obese people are more likely to have blood clots on long flights – that appears to be what killed rapper Heavy D.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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