Last weekend, I had a work conference. It was a lot of fun and related to college student health…not really health as in nutrition and fitness but the other forms of health such as mental and social (I know…bet you forgot about those). A lot of the seminars I chose to go to were on cyber bullying which I found to be most interesting. (I’ve posted a bit about that and I plan to post a bit about it tomorrow too).
With day long conferences come eating and hanging out with your coworkers. Sure it wasn’t the best dietary safe zone you could imagine but that’s okay as I didn’t get sick nor did I even need to take my blood sugar meds.
Here is something I found extremely interesting…just throwing this one out there. I went to a HEALTH conference (you know that professionals are in charge of…people who got degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health, community health…ect). Yet for some odd reason, the food being served wasn’t ultra vegan peanut butter with a side of what the eff is that topped voo doo food found in the second aisle top shelf of some specialty health store. It was natural, healthy food. Food such as NORMAL peanut butter, NORMAL roast beef, NORMAL spinach salad. (of course there were options for those with real life dietary restrictions…but all normal probably walmart bought food).
For breakfast we had a mixed variety of berries with yogurt. The choice of coffee as well (my only complaint was there was not enough coffee…oh well).
Lunch was a plethora of mixed salads (pasta salad…random salad greens…lots of choices) as well as a roast beef wrap with cheddar cheese and mayo (I picked around the mayo because I’m not a fan of mayo or ranch…it was still good though)
Dinner we were on our own and my work went to a famous place called Duffs. It reminded me of the bar “Duffs” back in my college down but it was certainly not that quality. They are known for their wings and boy were they good. We ordered 150 wings among 12 or so people. Seeing as I had run before, I was easily able to complete my fair share of wing ordering. (No these were not some weird health wing or something…these were greasy fried wings.).
That’s that. It was all really good food, but I must say the intensely hot wings came back to bite my in the butt (erg esophagus) the next morning when I ran and was breathing fire.
We also got to go to Niagara Falls which was a lot of fun (I’ve been a few times but it is always nice to go).
Questions for you:
Do you like wings?
Do you pack your own foods when traveling?