Just because you’re traveling, doesn’t mean your whole diet has to be a bust! Here are some tips for healthy eating while on vacation!
We’ve all been there, home from vacation and your shorts are way tighter than they were before you left. I hate coming home and feeling like I undid months of work in a matter of a few days! We tend to travel a lot and if I let myself go every time, it wouldn’t be a pretty sight. I’ve discovered that I can live a little, without going overboard and still really enjoy what I’m eating. The pictures in this post are actually things I ate while on our Hilton Head trip last week. I followed the Faster Way To Fat Loss Program I’m doing and was able to stay on track very easily! A new round with Jordan starts on Monday, if you’re interested!
Here are ways I stay on track with healthy eating on vacation:
Start the day off well
Fuel up for breakfast with an omelet filled with veggies and some fruit. Skip the sugary danish and breads that will leave you feeling fluffy all day!
Healthy first, then tasty
I tend to fill my plate with veggies first, then accent with proteins and starches. No exception for vacation! If I start with filling myself up with a salad, there isn’t much more room for junk!
Skip sugary drinks
We all love a good cocktail on vacation! But those sugary drinks will pack in the calories and give you a sugar crash. I love tequila and club soda with lime or some juice, or stick to white wine. If I really want a margarita, pina colada or something with a big umbrella, I’ll have 1 and then stick to my regulars.
Sauce on the side
Dressings, sauces on steak, gravies; they all can be packed with fats and calories and are usually a larger amount than you need. Ask for them on the side and use just a part of them!
Enjoy your treats
You’re on vacation after all. If you want a treat, have it! But don’t feel guilty and enjoy eating it. Make sure you’re being active, if you can, and it won’t wreak your lifestyle to enjoy an occasional treat! I try to make these good choices, like opting for grilled instead of fried, so that when it comes time to have a treat, I don’t feel like I’ve already indulged too much. Keeping up with my workouts also pushes me to keep making healthy choices. No one wants to ruin all they worked hard for!
How do you stay on track while you’re traveling? Share your tips for eating healthy on vacation with us!