Snacking at an Altitude

One of my favorite websites, Diet Detective, just announced it’s Annual Airline Snacking and Onboard Food Survey with Health Ratings for 2010 (Whew, say that 10 times fast!).

Charles Stuart Platkin, senor Diet Detective, contacted each major airline and requested nutritional information on their on-board food offerings. What I love about this report is that not only does he list the nutrition stats of the food but also how long it will take you to burn those calories!  For example, American Airlines offers the Boston Market Chicken Deli Pesto sandwich. Select this and you’ll consume a whopping 1300 calories and will take 388 minutes of walking to burn off those calories.

When I travel, I rarely order food on the plane. Mostly the food is sub-bar (taste wise) and chock full of sodium, causing me to walk off the plane feeling as bloated as the Stay Puffed Marshmallow (wo)Man.

My suggestion when traveling: BYOF–Bring Your Own Food. Make yourself a favorite sandwich, pack fruit, nuts, etc. Or purchase something before you get on the plane, preferably something simple and low in sodium.  And don’t forget to drink LOTS of water (I drink so much water that I always sit on the aisle because I make frequent potty trips). And I’m sorry to say, wine is just not a good choice before or during the plane trip. Dehydration city!

If you forget to pack sustenance, take a look at this list and choose wisely!

What is your go-to travel food??

One Response to Snacking at an Altitude

  1. Abbey Flaum December 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    Ooooh…airline food. I didn’t see Airtran listed but the last time we flew Airtran, I was able to purchase an Almond Butter and Banana sandwich on 9 grain. I’m sure it was loaded with fat but….mmmm mmmm mmmm. De-lish!

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