Vacation is typically about indulgence and it can be very hard to pass up delicious brownie sundaes or cocktails.
Here are few tips Team Arbutus have compiled to ensure your healthy eating routine is not ruined while on summer holidays.
1. Pack (Healthy) Snacks
Whether your destination is a short car ride or a 3-hour flight, having a supply of healthy snacks on hand can be the difference between processed airport food and a fresh alternative. Most hotels only offer continental breakfasts with highly processed foods and having better alternatives on hand saves time in the mornings.
Some snacks take with you include:
trail mix (almonds, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raisins)
2. Pretend You Are Eating at Home
For some reason, many people feel like vacation is a time to completely disregard normal eating habits and budget constraints.
If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth at home, you probably shouldn’t put it in my mouth while in another state or country.
3. Skip the Sugar (or Limit to One a Day)
Though rules are important, it’s also important to know how to break or bend them without completely falling off track! If you are going to have a treat after a long day of sightseeing or laying on the beach, make an event out of it! Maybe it’s at the end of your trip or even in the middle, but pick one day where you plan on eating a special treat. Just don’t make it a regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner event the whole holiday and you’ll be OK!
4. Don’t Stress
So you’ve fallen off the food wagon? Before, you figure all is lost, remember… Don’t stress! Just take note of how your body is feeling and get back on track.
Remember, stress is the ultimate enemy and vacation is supposed to be a time to relax and rejuvenate. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t adhere to your usual fantastic regimen. ENJOY YOURSELF!