Vacations are a time to relax, unwind, and explore new places, but they often present challenges for maintaining a healthy diet. It’s easy to be tempted by indulgent treats and convenient fast food on the road, but with a bit of planning and mindful choices, you can enjoy a vacation that nourishes your body and soul. Here are some tips for eating on vacation that your body will thank you for:
Pack snacks: These are great to have on hand for long flights and car rides. Having something healthy and satisfying to snack on will prevent you from resorting to unhealthy fast food or vending machine options.
Hydration is key: Bring a refillable water bottle with you. When you fly, carry an empty water bottle, and fill it up on the other side of airline security. Airports have hydration stations everywhere! Drinking enough water will help to control hunger and keep you energized.
Seek local produce: One of my favorite things to do on vacation is visit local farmers’ markets. It’s a great way to support local businesses and can lead to some new and exciting foods that you have never tried before. You never know, you may find your new favorite food.
Balance indulgences: While it is okay to treat yourself, try to balance indulgent meals with healthier choices. If you enjoy a decadent dinner, opt for a lighter lunch or breakfast the next day.
Stay active: Do not let your exercise routine go by the wayside. Once you get into the habit of exercising, maintaining a sense of routine is important. Even if you cannot do your regular workout, do something else active (swimming, hiking, or daily walks) to keep the momentum going.
Following these tips will allow you to enjoy a healthy and happy vacation that will create wonderful memories and maintain a healthy body. Bon voyage and bon appetit!
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