Here are some quick tips on how you can stay healthy and feeling fit on vacation and afterward this summer:
Try out a new sport or athletic activity. Last time I was in California, I tried out paddle boarding and loved it!
Eat Healthy at Buffets:
Aside from being pretty reasonably priced, it is very hard to walk into a buffet, starving, and eat a normal or healthy amount of food. Here’s how to eat healthy while on vacation:
ñ While at the buffet, look for food items you can stash in your bag for later…Things such as fruit, boxes of non-sugary cereal, bacon (wrapped in napkins!), a chicken egg roll (not the healthiest option, but still full of protein), and a few bran muffins.
ñ DO NOT show up starving. This is a TRAP! When you are starving and presented with a large amount of food, you head straight to carbs and sugar.
ñ DO take things to go. A lot of times we feel like we need to get our money’s worth at buffets or all-you-can-eat places. Instead, bring a little container or wrap some food in a napkin to munch on later.
Especially when you have other people buying you drinks, it can be especially hard to turn them down. That’s why you MUST drink:
ñ One glass of water after one alcoholic beverage. That is the #1 Rule to preventing a hangover!
ñ Next, make sure you are hydrated throughout the day. Places like Vegas are SO dry that it is very easy to get alcohol poisoning or really sick after a few drinks. Make sure your liver and organs have tons of water to process all of the toxins from your drinks.
ñ Eat something before you go out! It does not need to be a gigantic meal – but eating a light meal ensures that your body is ready to function and is more prepared to handle whatever else you are putting into it!
Remember, this vacation is YOUR vacation! There are no schedules, no obligations, no mandatory things or commitments you need to oblige to. YOU set your own rules.
- Prior to your vacation, think about what your goal is for the vacation. Is it to sight-see, relax, enjoy the company of those you’re with? Whatever your goal is, include some aspects of what makes YOU most happy and helps you accomplish that goal of your vacation.
Women like to use my workbook to keep them on track mentally when they’re away from home: