#MAWC2020: How to Stay On Track
When you arrive; head to the nearest grocery store, CVS, or Walgreens to pick up healthy snacks and drinks. Look for items like:
- Fresh fruit
- Pre-cut veggies
- Trail mix
- Beef or turkey jerky
Avoid the sodas, juices, and sweetened teas, and you’ll be stocked for success!
Remember to drink lots of water! For many, Miami is warmer than their home climate. Nothing is better for your brain and body than water, especially with three full days of learning!
Move your body first thing in the morning to optimize your learning and energy for the day! It’s a great way to get your blood flowing, wake up, and get endorphins pumping. Didn’t wake up in time for your usual lift or run? Even an easy stretch or yoga session on your hotel room floor will a long way!
- Choose Tomato or oil-based sauces or dressings.
Don’t be afraid to ask to swap out a cream sauce for something else if you really want a specific dish on the menu. Modify and go!
- Hold the Cheese
It’s one of my most common statements.
- Think Rapid Results
Focus on choosing options with lean protein, veggies, and water-filled foods!
- Pay Attention to Prep
Grilled, blackened, or baked are the ways to go! With the options available, fish and seafood are always a great option to enjoy in Miami, too.
- Swap the Starches
If a potato, rice, or bread option comes as a side, ask if you can swap it for a broth-based soup, house salad, or veggies like garlic green beans or steamed broccoli.