Juggling your macros outside of your own kitchen can be challenging. Without some creativity and careful planning, you could find yourself tempted to order in pizza or something equally unlikely to fit your macros.
With a little homework you can make your “home away from home” just as macro-friendly as your own. Not only do many of our coaches travel regularly, but we have so many members who have made incredible progress while hotel hopping.
Many chain hotels offer options with kitchenettes so that you’re able to cook more substantial meals, but, unfortunately, sometimes that comes with a bigger price tag. Extended stay options, such as Extended Stay America, Residence Inn or Homewood Suites, all come with kitchenettes, making prepping your own meals easy. If you need to spring for a suite at a traditional hotel, keep in mind that the money you will save on meals will help offset the cost.
Airbnb rentals are an increasingly popular option that often offer the comfort of a full kitchen, on whatever budget you’re looking for. Plus — you may even get to explore more unique areas of your destination!
If you’re staying in a traditional hotel room without a kitchen there are plenty of ways to prepare food and stock up on groceries to help manage your meals. Most hotels are happy to add a microwave and/or mini fridge to your room when given due notice. It’s always best to call ahead and confirm availability so you’re not surprised upon arrival.
Inquire about breakfast and meal options at the hotel. Is it a breakfast buffet or continental options only? Are you able to order a different breakfast meal if the buffet selection isn’t to your preference? If possible, ask them about what is normally served so you can be prepared.