Healthy Options When Travelling by Ferry

Have you ever had a tough time finding the healthy options when travelling?

I was on the ferry the other day and watched an interesting thing unfold. I could be completely off, but ultimately I made the assumption that the person in front of me was on a “Diet”.

I tend to “people watch”, a lot, and I look at how they move, act and eat.

I was watching this person while in line for ferry food. This means you usually get the option between burgers, fries and other lovely deep fried foods. Bottom line: not a lot of “healthy” options. This is a problem I’m sure many of you have found yourself in. So, what do you do?

Here’s what unfolded for me:

Sign #1 of a diet: At the drink station, they grab a cup, fill it with ice and go for the only “diet” option available.

Sign #2: Further down the line they are confronted with a bowl of mini yogurts. They dig through the bowl and find the low fat plain yogurt. The “healthiest” of the bunch.

Sign #3: At the food order station, they get oatmeal. Just oatmeal. They seemed very unsatisfied with this choice. I imagined they really wanted the deep fried chicken burger. Thankfully, there was a small container of brown sugar that they could grab for the oatmeal. (sign #4)

By the end of the line, their total tray contents were: 1 small diet pop, 1 small plain yogurt, 1 small oatmeal with brown sugar.

By the facial expressions I saw, it did not appear like it was their favorite meal, but rather the only healthy options they had available.

On the flip side, here’s what I chose to eat:

I got the “All Aboard Breakfast”: 3 strips of bacon, 3 sausages, scrambled eggs, hash browns and toast. I asked them to hold the toast.

 

So my question is:

What actually are the ‘best’ or healthy options? If we were both on a diet, why would we choose what we chose and what are the effects we think we’re getting from those choices?

I’d like to hear your thoughts on this topic so please comment below.

I’ll reveal my thoughts next week!

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