Living Healthy in the Real World
by
J.B. Patterson
 
MPH, RDN, BC-ADM
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Q: How do I "stay on track" while on vacation?

A: Vacation is about escape. A break from the every day. A time to explore a new landscape, authentic foods, or different cultures. Traveling is the perfect opportunity to engage in mindful eating—a practice that exemplifies the notion of savoring the moment. Recently, I embarked on a birthday getaway—a 10-day trip to a few of America’s top travel destinations. It started with a kiss goodbye to my family, three one-way plane tickets, a train reservation, and an utter disregard for the cost of it all. I dubbed it my midlife crisis tour. Midlifing started with a girls’ weekend in Portland. Some “me time” in Seattle. Then a family weekend in New Orleans. I sipped wine in the Willamette Valley,

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