I used to travel A LOT for work. About 80+ days a year. I am notorious for packing foods and crying to baggage checkers when the 5 bottles of water in my bag push me over the 50lb limit.
I have a great post chock full of travel fit tips here. My basic point in that post is, "PACK LOTS OF FOOD!!"
I will only be gone for work for a total of 46 hours, but I've been doing really well on clean eating and I want to keep that trend going. I also like to save money by avoiding airport and hotel meals. My work will provide all 3 of my meals tomorrow, however I know what our meals typically are and I want to be a little more disciplined than that. A croissant is not enough breakfast for me. This lady needs her oats. Also, our dinner is kinda fancy and pretty delicious. By making good choices at breakfast and lunch, I can enjoy dinner much more...in moderation.
I'm also not checking a bag...I like my $50 thank you. So I am limited on what I can take.
Here's a peek at my food hoarders haul:
Quaker Weight Control oatmeal packets + raisins
Various protein bars
Roasted soy beans
Blue Diamond almond thins
Sandwich tupperware = cracker holder
On the plane
leftover chicken and potatoes
My hydration tip is Crystal Light and an empty water bottle. I will often pay the $4 for a giant bottle of water. Flying is so dehydrating. But when I'm playing the role of penny pincher I take my own empty bottle through security. I fill it up at the water fountain water and add Crystal Light. Yup. I'm so thrifty I will drink fountain water. Don't judge.
I can't tell you where I'm going on my trip, but I will give you a hint. Don't be jealous of my snazzy destination:
Oh and get this...my hotel DOESN'T have a gym. Is that legal?