Keep Eating in Check during Hotel Stays

By April 9, 2018 December 28th, 2018 No Comments

Hi there readers!  It has been way too long!  

The reason for my lengthy absence is that I was in Florida for 2 months at the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training camp.  In November, I was hired part time with the Toronto Blue Jays as an affiliate dietitian.  I spent February and March in Florida at Spring Training and am now back in Lansing working with the Jays’ single A team, the Lansing Lugnuts.  And I am having a blast!

I am also putting tons of time into my Lansing-based private practice and am taking new clients every day!  In addition, I have been busy working on materials for several speaking engagements, including teaching a class on eating disorders at Michigan State University, presenting at the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, and being a guest podcaster!

Lots of people have asked me what Florida was like.  Most importantly, I loved every minute of it!  The days were very long and consisted of one off day for the 50 total days I was there.  Working days included St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and every weekend.  This is the life of a sports dietitian.  You cannot do this job unless you truly love it! 

Possibly, the most challenging part about being in Florida for 2 months was living in a hotel room; especially a hotel room with limited space and kitchen equipment.  As a dietitian, I thoroughly appreciate a home cooked meal and do not eat out more than a couple times a month.  In Florida, there were plenty of restaurants around the hotel that could have been frequented; however, I did my best to limit eating out to once or twice per week.  Thankfully, there was a Target within walking distance, and Publix and Whole Foods were an easy drive away; which allowed me to keep a healthy supply of groceries in my hotel room at all times.  Below is a list of my regularly purchased items. 

  • Gallons of water
  • Kombucha
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Deli meat – turkey or chicken
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Pre-made salads
  • Raw vegetables
  • Hummus
  • Fruit
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Cottage cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Microwavable rice
  • Microwavable pasta
  • Steamable vegetables
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Hard boiled eggs

Keep this guide handy if you are planning an extended hotel stay any time soon and want to save calories or money 🙂   See you at a Lugnuts games – Go Nuts! 

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