Ask Tana: Travel Tips

By: Tana Amen | Resource Categories: Tips. | on 04/05/2015 at 10:43 PM

You’re going on a trip for the next few days. Would you leave your medicine at home?
Dumb question, right? But many of you, who use food as medicine, leave your healthy eating habits at home. You either feel that you can’t do it or you let it slide, regretting it when you get home.
This week’s video is for all you travelers who want to take The Omni Diet program with you on the road. You may feel that it’s hard to do, but it’s not. It just takes a little bit of planning. I’ll show you how I do it.
We are creatures of habit. While working a normal day job, we can stick to a routine pretty easily (wake up at the same time, eat all meals at the same time, work out at the same time, go to sleep at the same time). However, when we start traveling, very little is familiar, and the slightest speed bump can be enough to screw things up.
Sometimes you’re going to be in a town or city where you don’t have many options to get a healthy meal, especially brain-healthy food. Sometimes you’ll have to go out to dinner at an unhealthy restaurant.
Oh, they may say that they have a healthy menu, but many of you have a health indicator right on your finger: Your ring. You know you’ve gone over your salt limit when your ring gets tight on your finger.
Then there will be times when you’ll be stuck in an airport that only serves twelve-dollar salads.
At the moment, food is still allowed on planes, so use it to your advantage by packing easy to-go meals and snacks to keep in your carry-on.
Later on in the video, I’ll show you a cool ice chest (excuse the pun) that I use when I go on trips. I store plenty of convenient foods that keep me going, without having to rely so much on stores and restaurants.
But first I’ll introduce you to one of my favorite clients. His name is Jason, an ex-Marine. Jason came to one of our clinics because he had brain fog. He had trouble with his memory; he couldn’t focus, and had difficulty maintaining his weight. As it turned out, Jason had a brain injury while in the Marines. After treatment at the clinic, Jason loved that he could see his brain scans. He loved being able to treat what he could see.
However, the first thing he said to me when it came to the lifestyle aspect, which by the way happens to be one of the biggest part of our treatment plan, was, I can’t do this because I travel more than 200 days a year.
I showed Jason how I did it. I actually literally walked him through my program on how I do this on the road….and now let me show you in this must-see traveler’s companion video!