I found a short article on the subject of good carbs verses bad carbs that is worth sharing: http://www.you-on-a-diet.net/goodcarbs_badcarbs.php I think it is a nice, quick overview on the subject that reminds me to always try to make the best choices for the limited number of carbohydrates I can eat in a day and steer away from "carb-age."
My Tips for Traveling:
1. When on the road, it's vital that I plan ahead for snacks in the car or plane. I bring presliced carrots and celery, individually wrapped cheese sticks, small apples, cheese or peanut butter sandwiches made on Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats or Arnold's Sandwich Thins and make my own "trail mix" with mixed nuts and some dried fruit. (I'm careful about dried fruit because it is high in carbs.)
2. Whenever possible, I stop at a grocery store to buy fruit and low-carb snacks instead of relying on the roadside service areas that tend to offer only candy, chips, ice cream and fast food restaurants.
3. On this trip, twice I stopped at farm stands to purchase fresh, locally-grown peaches and apples. Those peaches were heavenly and such a special treat that it made it possible for me to resist my husband's bag of peanut M&M's that he kept in the cup holder to snack on when he felt tired at the wheel.
4. As often as possible, I get out of the car, stretch and walk at rest stops for exercise. When planning our trip and calculating travel time, we included several exercise stops each day in our itinerary.
5. I don't know why, but road trips tend to make me hungry -- maybe it's boredom. In reality, I'm not getting much exercise sitting in a car or plane, so I don't need as much food on travel days. I try to eat small, light meals (especially at dinner) for better blood glucose control.