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Food to avoid on business trips

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The second part of a 3 part series on how to stay travel fit, thanks to Flight Centre Travel Group's health and well being business Healthwise.


Being travel fit is all about choices, and making the right choices about food not only keeps you healthy during work trips, but also helps prevent you getting sick once you get home from a business trip.

Breakfast on the run or choosing the best lunch and dinner options on or before your flight doesn’t have to be a lost cause. At every airport there are the all-too-common unhealthy fast food options, which will power your body with large amounts of sugar and fat. The problem with these options – they send us on an energy rollercoaster, full of crashes and cravings that are hard to overcome.

When you’re on the plane, try and choose options that are packed with protein and vegetables. Sometimes the vegetarian option can be your best choice to ensure you get enough vitamins and minerals without excess starch and quick-release carbohydrates like potato and white rice. Overall, think about your choices and control your cravings before they control your food choices. These meal choices can set your body up for an easy flight and an even better recovery, so choose wisely.


  • Muffins
  • Sweets
  • Pastries
  • Burgers
  • Hot chips
  • Fried options
  • Soft drink or other sugary drinks


  • Fresh sandwiches
  • Wholemeal or multigrain options
  • Salads and vegetables
  • Leans proteins (chicken is an easy go to)
  • Lots of water