I also travel a ton and have the same issue. I make sure to always stay in a hotel with a kitchen, and then I stock up on a few basics (some hotels will even shop for you! Marriott's Residence Inn gives you a list you can fill out and they'll deliver it to your room.) This was a lifesaver for me.
As far as restaurants go, if you have self control I think Chipotle is actually a really good option - their veggie or chicken options (with no cheese/sour cream) are decent health-wise (although high in sodium). Subway is another go-to for me. Sushi, while expensive, is another great option...
I am a huge fan of tea - and a good friend of mine recently replaced coffee with Mate tea (supposedly it has the same caffiene as coffee) with great success. I've read that Mate tea gives you the energy boost without the jittery feeling that coffee gives. I don't drink coffee myself so I can't really compare, but I do really enjoy Mate tea, and it comes in some really delicious flavors! Could give it a try and see how it goes. :)
I have not been able to find a way to do this either...
I eat egg whites every day - not delicious, but they do the trick. When I'm lifting a lot and trying to build, I also usually have a protein shake after each workout.
Sashimi is by far my favorite protein source... but on a day-to-day basis, I have egg whites.
I agree about the water! When I'm dehydrated I tend to crave fatty things like cheese and sour cream, and just drinking some water really helps fight this urge!
It stands for High Intensity Interval Training - it's basically a workout that alternates between doing intense anaerobic exercises and lower intensity recovery exercises. It's said to improve performance for athletes, as well as cause your metabolism to be higher for around 24 hours following the workout. The Tabata classes on this site are a type of HIIT.
I have never tried this but it seems reasonable. I would recommend no more frequently than weekly (which is how often most people I know recommend weighing yourself), as losing enough to make a noticeable difference will not be an overnight process, and it can be demotivating when you don't see the results you're hoping for.
When I started a workout regimen, I began seeing muscle tone in my arms around 2 weeks in, my legs about 4 weeks in, and a noticeable difference for my stomach after about six weeks. Just make sure you are realistic in your expectations and don't get discouraged - there are all kinds of ways you will see improvements, not just inches lost!
Great - I am also interested in being able to see this.
I really love yoga for being able to stretch and strengthen knees while also respecting the limitations of your body. The instructors can help you to understand modifications that eliminate pain and bad kinds of pressure and strain on your knee joints. Some yoga routines I've done are entirely focused around helping your knee joints strengthen/heal. I really recommend it both for recovering from injuries, as well as preventing them!
I joined the Cook Smart with Healthy Oils challenge.
I joined the Beat Midday Stress challenge.
I successfully completed the Combat Cravings challenge.
I really love that you have a wide variety of videos, and hopefully they will keep adding more - this really helps keep me from getting bored (versus the DVD, which I get bored of very quickly). It would be cool to have more flexible options on tracking various things, but I also prefer the style they've gone for, which is to change the way you live rather than counting every little thing you put in your body. I have never been able to keep up with a tracker for more than a few days in a row, whereas this makes me feel like I'm eating healthy and not falling behind with updating what I've been eating. So far, it's the only online fitness site I'm really willing to pay for!
Not sure if you mean in general, or on this site?
For the site, you can browse the workouts by clicking on the workout tab, and then the discover button. The right side of the screen has options that let you select categories like easy/hard, the length, etc.