How to eat healthy while on holiday

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Everyone feels rejuvenated while on holiday by relaxing their mind and body. Yet, we all fear the dilemma of putting on extra weight while on vacation. You can prevent this easily by acting upon the following suggestions.

Try not to binge eat: Being carefree and detuned on holiday is not something to be afraid of. It becomes an issue though when we start splurging on different types of food, unstoppably. Try control your meal portions even if the urge to binge on everything feels unbeatable. This way you will avoid ending up with an abundance of calories that will of course be stored as extra body fat.

Dine smart: If you are planning a long trip, you will probably be dining a lot. Making healthy choices every time you have your meal is the key to remain slim and stomach ache-free. Your options for healthy food may be limited so plan your food intake proportionally and try not to fill yourself up.

Snack, Snack, Snack: If you are travelling with family, the best way to make sure you eat healthy is by preparing creative and handy snacks for yourself and family. Snacking regularly while on holiday is crucial to maintain normal glucose levels in the blood during the whole day. Glucose is the brain’s fuel and helps in its proper functioning – nobody wants to stay low on energy while on vacation.

Quick meal preparation: If you have the space and equipment for preparing lunch or dinner while on holiday, diversify your options to dine out and have home-prepared meals at the same time. Swapping along these options will not only ensure controlled body weight, but it will definitely add up to a healthier diet plan during your holidays. With that, you can have the best of both worlds.

Focus on your plate: Enjoy the taste, smell and texture of the food you eat. Enjoy the scenery around you and focus on your meal again. Studies show that concentrating on your plate while eating will prevent over-eating and popping unneeded calories in your mouth every 2 minutes. Try not to binge on nuts, seeds and sweets while having long conversations by the beach – you will not realize how fast the plates got empty – in just less than an hour of binge-snacking.

Workout: If you are staying at a hotel with a gym, do not let it go to waste. Use the pool facilities for a swim if it is included in the package or the sauna to burn some calories and rejuvenate your skin. In this way, you can attain a streamlined and healthy body by not feeling guilty of the extra food portions.

Walking is your secret weapon: If you are munching on high-calorie cuisines, make sure you walk. Go for a hike and enjoy the scenery. In this way, you are not letting any calories to store up in your belly. Instead, you are burning all the extra energy right away. Moreover, if you find yourself standing in front of a huge mouth-watering buffet, try not to feast on a variety of cuisines, but sample them instead. In this way, you can try everything and anything you like without the fear of gaining extra pounds.

Indulge once a day: Don’t deprive yourself from sweet or savory treats while on holiday. If you eat healthily throughout the day, then you deserve having a small treat, whether it’s ice cream, chocolate cake or traditional sweets. Besides what is the point of going on holiday to your dream destination and not being able to taste its delicacies?

 

Best of Health,

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