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Travel Tips and Summer Hacks


It’s Summer Time!!

The year is over half way through. There are 192 days until Christmas. That also means there are only 28 more Fridays until Christmas. Isn’t that wild?!

You know what this also means – it is summer time. TRAVEL TIME!!

If you’re anything like us, we travel pretty regularly all year long between family being all over the country, loving the water and tropical weather, and hunting season during the fall. Many people travel over the summer, though, when kids are out of school, SWFL is extremely hot, and… why else do you even need a reason to travel?

Progress, Not Perfection

Your lifestyle should be about constant progress, not perfection. We do not need to be 115% on 100% of the time. We need to be on 90% of the time with 10% of freedom and 100% focus to reset.

I am going to give you some of my favorite travel snacks - first, though, I am going to tell you about my reset trick.

Resetting your Mind and Metabolism

Traveling is about enjoyment. Traveling is about freedom. Traveling is about new things. Traveling is about letting go, being you, and flexibility. With that being said, I remember a few things when I am traveling:

  1. 1
    Focus on adequate protein throughout the day - do not skip meals and snacks thinking you will make up for the calories in other areas. Protein is vital to stabilize our blood sugar and maintain our metabolism while we are having a little “freedom” and maybe some higher calorie and higher sugar snacks, meals, and drinks
  2. 2
    Bring your tennis shoes with you and move your body for at least 20 sustained minutes per day. Get out for a walk, jog, bike ride, swim, a lift in the gym. Bring your bands to do a short, though efficient band workout. Move your body for 20 minutes straight. Focus on getting your heart rate at 110 beats per minute or higher for 20 minutes. 20 minutes goes quick! You can work that into your day somewhere
  3. 3
    Bring your water bottle with you. Bring a bottle that is 30 ounces or more. Fill it up consistently throughout the day. Focus on 1 gallon of water per day while you are traveling! (Don’t forget your electrolytes, too)
  4. 4
    Focus on adequate protein and vegetables throughout the day. Yes, you need your protein every 2-3 hours. Yes, you need your cooked vegetables two times per day.
  5. 5
    Enjoy the extras, though stay mindful. If your extra is that delicious Margarita, skip the chips. If your extra is the chocolate flourless cake, skip the potatoes. Flexible, though, conscious.

After Your Travels…

After you have thoroughly enjoyed your trip, I recommend a quick reset to help with refocusing your mind, blood sugar, metabolism, energy, and sleep. I recommend 2-3 days of a “Reclaim”. This means we are Reclaiming our blood sugar through our food.

Focus on lean proteins and leafy greens for two to three days. It might be challenging as you are going to crave a little bit, though you will be surprised at how the cravings dissipate quickly!! Focus on adequate, lean protein, such as egg whites and vegetables or a protein shake for breakfast. Focus on your lean proteins at your snack times between breakfast and lunch. Focus on leafy greens (mixed greens) and protein at your lunch and dinner with a low calorie/sugar dressing. Try to avoid the protein bars, prepackaged snacks, and simple carbohydrates for those 2-3 days. These days are lean, mean, and fighting machines!!

Continue to focus on 1 gallon of water as your metabolism is resetting!!

Travel Snacks!

I have a list of some of my favorite travel snacks. You can find many of these at www.amazon.com/shop/berman_wellness ! Have you tried any of these?!

  • Apex Jerky Sticks (individually wrapped)
  • Nugo Slim Vegan Protein Bar
  • Sample Size Catalina Crunch (individually packaged)
  • Ambrosia Planta Protein Powder Sample Sizes (individually packaged protein powder)
  • Bowmar Nutrition Protein Sample Packs (individually packaged protein powder)
  • 100 calorie pack Dry Roasted Edamame
  • 100 calorie pack Bada Bean Bada Boom Snacks
  • Epic Bar
  • Garden of Life High Protein Weight Loss Bar
  • Aloha Protein Bar
  • Soca Food Crackers
  • Chomps Stick
  • ONE Plant Protein Bar (or ONE Protein Bar - Not Dairy Free)
  • Smarte Carb Protein Bar
  • Aloha Protein Drink
  • Evolve Protein Drink
  • Ripple Protein Drink
  • Neoh Chocolate Bar
  • Julian Bakery Progranola

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Jenni Berman

Jenni Berman

Jenni, owner of Berman Health and Wellness, works alongside Berman Physical Therapy to help individuals get back in shape, improve their gut health, and to stay feeling young so they can stay in the game! After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, she went on to obtain a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. She has a passion for helping individuals to feel better than they thought imaginable through natural approaches, nutrition, and whole body treatment. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist. When she is not working with patients or with clients, you can find Jenni on the boat, in the sun, enjoying time with her husband, Jake,her daughter Stella June, spending time in Jacksonville with her family, or playing with her [CUTE!] pups!!
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