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Dieting during work travel

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sweetpotater | | May 4, 2012 07:01 AM

I travel a lot for work and am doing Weight Watchers. It's really hard, especially since I often wind up in tiny towns where restaurants serve seven side dishes, all potatoes. And I like to have a glass of wine with my colleagues at the end of a long day in a conference room.

Unfortunately on my trips (which can be every week for 10 weeks), lunch and often breakfast is just presented to us. Often it's the sandwich-chips-apple trifecta I never eat in real life—I don't eat the bread from the sandwiches, and give away the chips, then am hungry. Sometimes we are served an elaborate meal from culinary students who want to impress us.

Dried fruit and nuts, my fomer crutch, have so many points. I do bring as much fresh fruit from home as is practical. I bring a boiled egg for each day and just eat the white. (They keep.) I don't like energy bars or most other processed foods. I hate artifical sweeteners.

Any suggestions of things I can make and bring for snacks and meal supplements to last through three-day trips? It all has to pass TSA, so no gooey stuff.

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