Sunday, July 19, 2009
First it was the indignity of having to take off my shoes and walk on a dirty floor just to get through security at the airport. Add to that, the inability to pack a nice healthy meal to get you through a day and night of flying because you can't get it through security. As much as I would like to avoid airport food, even short flights require long stretches of time spent in the airport. There is no way to avoid eating airport food and that is bad for your health.
Some airports have a food court with some choices...if you are lucky enough to be in that terminal. Today I was not so lucky.
Hungry during a layover, I had only a few choices. I stopped in at the "bagel haven" and found a chicken sandwich (on a bagel of course). It actually had the calorie count at a whopping 1250! I don't even like chicken on bagels so that didn't seem like a good choice. I cruised down to the "deli" and found it was closed. The "pub" offered chili, pizza, hamburgers and beer. Pass!
What is a hungry traveler, who wants a decent, low cal, healthy meal to do? I ended up getting a burger king whopper (680 cal) much to my dismay. There were just no other choices.
It is no wonder we have an obesity epidemic. Our society is not conducive to healthy eating and cheap fast food is everywhere. Does anyone else agree with me that a great organic salad bar would be a huge hit at the airport?
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 1:21 AM