I've been in Europe for nearly two weeks. To say my diet has been "irregular" is an understatement. Don't get me wrong, the food has been fabulous, it's also rich, and not what I'm used to. While I normally eat balance meals, when we travel I don't know what I'm going to get or when I'm going to get it. Sometimes dinner looks like this:
Sometimes I don't eat breakfast--if we have an early flight it's tea and then we're off. Then there are the things I can't resist--like local produce. Hello fresh cherries!
While all of this is what makes travel fun and exciting, it's also not providing me with everything I need nutrition-wise. Here's what I'm supposed to be getting everyday:
- Vitamin A / 700 micrograms (mcg)
- Vitamin C / 75 milligrams (mg)
- Thiamin / 1.1 mg
- Riboflavin / 1.1 mg
- Niacin / 14 mg
- Calcium / 1,000 mg
- Iron / 18 mg
- Vitamin D / 15 mcg*
- Vitamin E / 15 mg
- Vitamin B6 / 1.3 mg
- Folic acid / 400 mcg
- Vitamin B12 / 2.4 mcg
- Phosphorus / 700 mg
- Iodine / 150 mcg
- Magnesium / (19 to 30: 310 mg, 31 to 50: 320 mg)
- Zinc / 8 mg
- Copper / 900 mcg
- Biotin / 30 mcg
- Pantothenic acid / 5 mg
- Potassium/ 4.7 grams
- Sodium/ 1.5 grams
I'm pretty good about staying ton top of things at home. Packing for this trip involved a little shopping at CVS/pharmacy. I got all the small toiletries I needed and stocked up on premium vitamins and supplements. You've got to have the travel essentials with you: tea, vitamins and snacks for the kids!
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When we travel I make time to get exercise--even if it's a simple walk. I try to make at least one meal a day vegetarian and I always take my multivitamins.
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