You've striving to shed your unwanted pounds, get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle. You're finally starting to feel better and eat better, but there's one singular problem - you're about to go away on vacation and can't help but wonder how on earth will you be able to maintain your healthy diet and lifestyle while out of your usual environment and routine. The good news is you can put your worries aside. Just because you are on vacation doesn't mean you have abandon your weight loss regimen and healthy eating throwing in the towel and revert back to all your old unhealthy habits that got you into trouble in the first place.
Fruity drinks, desserts galore, all you can eat cruise dinners has got to stop though they all sound great but is it really worth it? While on vacation you can still be conscious about what you eat and how much you eat. Vacation doesn't have to produce an extra notch in your belt at the end of the day.
Here are 3 tips for a healthy vacation eating and lifestyle to help you manage yourself well while away from home.
- Pack Healthy Snacks: No matter how you are traveling: car, bus, train, plane, you can pack your own snacks that are healthy and match with your weight loss diet. By packing your personal healthy snacks, it prevents you and takes away the urge to stop by a gas station and fill up on unhealthy food that will make you gain weight, not to mention the guilt as well.
- Have time for fitness: Vacation doesn't mean sitting down and being lazy. Set aside a free time each day for some minor physical activities. Try taking a leisurely walk with your partner. You'll not only burn off extra calories but you'll have a chance to spend some quality time with your partner too. Many hotels have fully equipped gyms. You can wake up an hour early and make a quick trip to the gym, and you don't have to spend hours sweating. Whenever you're at the beach, throw a Frisbee with the kids or toss a football around. A little physical exercise will definitely pay off in the long run.
- Eat in: Yes, vacation typically means a break from everything, particularly cooking. However do well to make the sacrifice and if you have access to a full kitchen, eat in a few nights. You'll save money and save on calories.