Eating While Traveling/Vacation
I did a search on this topic and didn't see a thread. Mods, if there is one, please cull.
Generally speaking, I am a fussy, delicate bitch. I don't get sick often, but when I do, I get knocked on my ass. I am very rigid and routine oriented. I am a slave to a schedule and arrive 15 mins early for everything and being on time means being late. But I am most fussy when it comes to eating.
I have a sensitive constitution. I don't eat red meat or pork, as it make me *feel heavy*. I am allergic to shellfish so that pretty much means I am afraid to eat any fish. I can't handle the spicy and don't eat fast food.
Generally, when traveling, I come back feeling like crap and it takes a couple of days for my body to reset. Essentially eating out for 2-3 meals, eating food that isn't prepared by my, with ingredients different than my own, takes a toll.
When we stay in a hotel, we usually stay in one that features the "complimentary breakfast" that allows the boy to have his waffles or pancakes and eggs and bacon or sausage and stuff. Kids tend to like that. For me, I can usually cobble together something resembling my usual breakfast and generally will have yogurt and fruit and some manner of oatmeal or granola or cereal.
Problem is...it isn't *MY* brand of yogurt and not my Kashi waffles.
The difficulty is usually in lunch and dinner. I've tried packing a MetRX bar for lunch, but they usually get all melty and sticky and what seemed good when packing seems less appetizing when you go to unwrap it. Plus, half the time I eat a MetRX it makes me feel like I have to take a crap.
Dinner is the worst, as even dining "sensibly" results in 2 or 3 or 4 days of crap eating out in a row and the generally feeling out of homeostasis for the last day and just wishing I was home.
It gets to the point where I'm thinking, "**** this, I'm just gonna eat **** the whole time cuz I know I'm gonna feel like **** anyway." I tend to pack *normal* foods and drinks to keep in the room refrigerator, but when you are out and on the go you just eat at the best place you can find that seems to offer the best quality of food, knowing your digestive tract will be playing hell for the next few days.
Anyone else experience this and what have you done to either reduce/remove/minimize dining-induced travel stress.
Or is it just me and I need to HTFU