Stress-free Strategy to Stick to a Healthy Diet on the Road

Gain confidence that you can stick to a healthy, real food diet while traveling for business or pleasure.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This course is about how to eat fresh, healthy food and feel great while you are traveling, whether by land or by sea, for business or for pleasure. Never feel like you have to scrap by on airplane pretzels and fast-food again!

In this course I offer specific suggestions for different situations, including what kinds of foods work well on an airplane vs a train trip. You will learn how food anxiety (worrying about what you will be able to eat or what you should choose) can impact your digestion and how to avoid it. Eating well can be a challenge for anyone, but it is especially tough for those of us with food allergies or sensitivities, so I include special considerations for those following a health-driven diet (eg gluten-free, dairy-free, etc).

Anyone who finds the idea of eating healthfully on the road challenging or stressful should definitely take this course! You will walk away with concrete examples of how to pack for different situations and an understanding of how taking care of yourself on your travels will make your trip more enjoyable. Course participation is highly encouraged :)

Of course, this course includes a Udemy-backed 30-day satisfaction guarantee so there is no risk. Enroll today and join the discussion!

What are the requirements?

  • Computer with speakers and an open mind.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Travel with confidence, even on a restricted diet.
  • Learn how to prepare for a trip by car, plane, ferry, train or bus.
  • Understand how to feed yourself for a week in a hotel room with just a fridge.
  • Know that you can stick to your diet at a potluck or family dinner.
  • Learn how to pack meals for a camping trip.

Who is the target audience?

  • People who want to eat a healthy, balanced diet while traveling.
  • Anyone with food allergies or sensitivities.
  • People who are traveling with family members on restricted diets.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and Basic Tips

Welcome to Stress Free Eating On The Road. This lecture covers learning objectives of the course.


What is food anxiety and why should we care? Learn how stressing about food choices negatively impacts digestion.


Learn why preparation and mindful eating are the keys to avoiding food anxiety and stress.


Let's set a baseline for our food choices and make sure we are on the same page about what "healthy" food means.


I talk about why it is key to focus on foods that keep you hydrated and balance your blood sugar and then talk about the importance of prioritizing your health goals when you are traveling.

3 questions

Let's see who is paying attention.


An overview of how the next three course sections are structured.

Section 2: Getting There

Tried and true foods that are good to pack for a long flight.


Learn from my mistakes :)


Are you an adventure who journeys by train, bus or ferry? This lecture covers some of the differences between airplane travel and some extra foods to bring along when you have a small cooler.


Road trip! Do you get tempted at the drive through or at the gas station pit stop? Learn how to fend off a snack attack and to appreciate a good picnic.

Section 3: EatingThere

How do you navigate a restaurant when you are on a diet? Special notes on gluten-free certifid restaurants.


How do you navigate potlucks and family celebrations without getting into a big discussion about your health choices? What do you do about catered events like training classes, conferences or weddings?

Section 4: Staying There

All my friends think I am crazy, but I have found that finding a hotel with a minimum of a fridge is a life saver when you are on a restricted diet. Learn how to secure one and what do to with said fridge.


Camping doesn't have to be all hot dogs and s'mores. As a passionate hiker and backpacker I share some of my favorite foods to bring on the trail.

Section 5: Mindful Eating

Now that we have covered what to eat, let's talk about how to eat to reduce stress.


I talk about, the benefits of journaling during a big change or experimentation and the benefits of a mantra or positive self-talk.


Walk through a couple of Louise Hay's affirmations with me that you can do before a meal or throughout the day to reduce stress.

Section 6: Wrap-Up

Where can you find more information? has lots of free resources on how to work with restricted diets (food sensitivities and allergies).

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Instructor Biography

Erin Knight, Health Engineer

Erin Knight is a Health Engineer at Engineering Radiance. Her education was in chemical and pharmaceutical engineering at the University of Michigan. A trend throughout her career has been on developing staff training and managing root cause analysis programs. With a life long passion for understanding how to optimize health (body, mind and spirit), she now applies the thought process of an engineer to find the root cause of health issues. Rather than deal with symptoms she encourages people to work on the cause of their health concerns.

Through her personal journey to wellness, she got involved in the integrative health community. Continually amazed by the impact lifestyle changes can have on our well-being and performance, it is her mission to share this information and help other people who are interested in being at the top of their game.

She posts free resources on real food nutrition, food sensitivities and building radiant health on the Engineering Radiance website.

Erin is an Advanced Communicator Silver as well as Advanced Leader Bronze through Toastmasters International and enjoys putting together training materials and sharing new information. She has recently taught courses on innovation, leadership, root cause analysis, SharePoint, chromatography, filtration, and other biopharmaceutical technologies.

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