Tips on How to Stay Healthy on Vacation
You are on the verge of packing your bags and traveling somewhere. However, your biggest concern is that you won’t be able to keep up healthy eating habits while on vacation. No worries! With the power of the Internet and the popularity of healthy eating, there is no need to be anxious about eating greasy and sugary food during the course of your trip. There are many things you can do to avoid eating bad and consequently gaining weight.
At The Airport
If you are flying, the easiest thing to do is avoid eating at fast food restaurants inside the airport. Granted, there might be a few healthy options, but for the most part airports are filled with the same fast food restaurants that you would find in your neighborhood. The only difference is, they are more expensive. In this situation, it is recommended to bring some snacks with you to munch on before flying and as well during the course of the flight. Healthy choices like dried fruits, nuts, whole-wheat crackers, or vegetables can nourish your body and feed your appetite.
Find The Right Hotel
Do your homework on the variety of hotels available in the city to which you are traveling. On my last vacation, a simple list of recommendations and reviews forhotels in Las Vegas helped me find exactly what I needed to stay on track – even in Sin City! If you are that conscious about what you eat, many hotels come equipped with kitchenettes that allow hotel guests to cook their own foods. Also, avoid staying at a hotel that is far removed from shops and restaurants. You want to be close to a variety of restaurants that won’t limit your food choices. If you are also worried about working out, make sure your hotel comes equipped with the right fitness center or gym room suitable for your exercise needs. A lot of hotels have fitness centers, but sometimes they are nothing more than small rooms filled with cheap exercise equipment.
Create A List Of Healthy Restaurants
If you have the time, carefully research and compile a list of restaurants that you would like to eat at. Many restaurants now have an online presence, so leverage the power of the Internet to carefully research the menus, prices and overall popularity of restaurants. If you can’t find the menu online, call the restaurant and ask the manager to fax you a copy.
Eat Lean — Avoid Sugary and Starchy Foods
Weight gain usually is a consequence of eating excessive sugar and carbohydrates. As tempting as that dessert may be, it is important to be conscious of what you are consuming. Avoid eating starchy foods, limit alcohol consumption, and drink plenty of water. The fastest way to gain weight on vacation is by sipping on sodas, fruit punches andother sugary drinks.
Treat yourself At Least Once
Again, you are on vacation. If you know that you are consistent with your diet and you generally avoid eating bad, have a “cheat” day will not suddenly pack on pounds of fat to your midsection. Treat yourself! You deserve it. Remember, you are on vacation — a time of relaxation.
Thanks to Coles Mill http://colemill.blogspot.com/ for his contribution and interest in WHOLE LIFE LIVING.