Healthy Eating Tips - New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery - Knoxville, TN

Whether it’s for work or leisure, traveling can oftentimes be a temptation that can derail you on your weight loss journey. However, with careful planning and discipline, the team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery says you can enjoy your trip without falling off your nutrition game.

Here are some tips on how you can eat healthy while traveling:

  • Pack healthy, non-perishable snacks
  • No matter how you travel, these healthy non-perishable snack ideas can fill you up:
  • whole or dried fruit
  • nuts
  • beef jerky
  • nut butters (snack-sized packets are great especially when traveling by air)
  • whole grain pretzels or bread
  • freeze-dried vegetables
  • snack bars (look for those made of whole grains, nuts, and fruit with little to no added sugar)
  • trail mix

Cook your own food
Most hotels these days are equipped with a basic fridge and a microwave. Some of the meals you can make in your hotel room include oatmeal, sandwiches, and even healthier desserts (look up healthy mug cakes)!

Once you’ve settled in, ask the receptionist for the nearest supermarket and buy some healthy food essentials – oatmeal, milk, plain Greek yogurt, some fruits, cut up vegetables (a more convenient option can be sliced up streamable veggies), rotisserie chicken (you can make several meals out of it), whole wheat tortillas (great for making wraps), and low sodium broth (this is handy if you’re planning to make some soups).

Dine wisely
They say you haven’t really traveled if you haven’t tried the food in that place. So, hit up those recommended restaurants, but still, keep your nutrition in mind.

The trick in healthy eating while dining out is to fill yourself up first with nutrient-dense food like vegetables, whole grains, and protein.

If you’re worried about the added calories in sauces, you can request to serve it on the side.

Still, have some room left and craving for their best-selling dessert? Try it. As long as you don’t make it a daily habit, a once-in-a-while treat especially when traveling is worth it!

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, Dr. K. Robert Williams and the team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville can help! Visit our Info Session page to get started today! Visit

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. New LIfe is affiliated with the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery, a comprehensive center accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.