Vacation! Something we all need and look forward to! Vacation is a great way to distress, relax and have fun. It’s a time to just forget about work and all your responsibilities, to just enjoy that week or two of fun.
I just returned from our vacation. We spent a lot of time on the beach, and boy did we eat a lot! A lot of junk!
Although vacation is meant to just get away from reality, it can take a toll on your body physiologically and psychologically. It is important to keep balance while you’re on vacation, for it can throw you off your A game very easy! The “A” game you worked so hard to master! What do I mean by A game? My A game is staying on routine, making sure that I’m sticking to my healthy eating, taking my supplements, vitamins, exercising, staying on a sleep schedule, doing my skin care regimen, keeping things organized, etc! Boy did I lose my A game this vacation! Now that I’m back home, I am overwhelmed, bloated, constipated, sluggish, stomach cramps, sunburned, dehydrated, and looks like I aged 10 years! I thought vacation was suppose to improve your health! Well it can if you don’t lose your A game. It is so easy to do and when you do lose it, you sure do pay a price!
I am very disappointed in myself. I was doing so well and now I feel like I have to start over again. I hate for you to have to feel the same way I do! I wanted to share a few tips before you go on your vacation. I learned the hard way and don’t want you to do the same. So I did some research and wanted to share the tips I found would be helpful to you! I wish I would have done this!
How to have a healthy Vacation!
- Eat before the airport. Chow down on a big meal before hitting the airport to avoid having to eat at the fast food courts. If you forget and need to eat there, try a salad.
- Watch out for jetlag. Adjusting to a new time zone might make you hungry at odd hours. Resist the urge to snack at 4 a.m. and wait for normal meal times instead (or choose a healthy snack, like a handful of nuts, to tide you over).
- Drive past the drive-thru. If you’re driving to your getaway, plan where and when you’ll be stopping for meals before hitting the road. It’ll give you more flexibility when choosing a healthier restaurant—or figuring out the best options. And of course, pack your own healthy snacks!
- Beware of buffets. With so many delicious choices, how to choose anything other than, well, everything? Start by using a smaller plate; it’ll encourage smaller portions . Also aim to fill up on as many fruits and veggies as possible.
- Stay consitent. Keeping a fairly consistent diet helps maintain weight better than being erratic . Even when you’re on vacation, aim to eat roughly the same amount and kinds of food as you usually do. Your body will thank you.
- Visit food markets. Local food is better, you get to pick what you’re eating; picking fresh veggies and fruits! Veggies and fruits have your fiber to keep you regular. The last thing you want to have is stomach ache with constipation. UGG.
Pack snacks. When you plan to be out all day, bring along your own healthy snacks to stave off hunger. Also try Organifi To-Go packs to put in your water, and for your coffee breaks take VitaCup, to add vitamins!VitaCup Gourmet House Blend Coffee K-Cups
- Make your own meals. If you’re staying somewhere with kitchen access, take the time to whip up your own delicious meals as much as often doing your stay. You’re more likely to eat something nutritious at home—and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.
- Beware of drinks. A single cocktail can contain loads of sugar (and calories). If a stiff drink is necessary (and sometimes it is!), try some of these healthier drinks instead.
- See the sights. On foot or bike, that is. Skip the bus tours and check out your new surroundings the old-fashioned way to burn calories while taking in the views.
- Take the stairs. Skip the elevator and sneak in some extra cardio by taking the stairs. Make it fun and run up and down them for a quick cardio.
- Embrace your surroundings. If you’re at the beach, try doing the usual yoga routine on the sand instead of indoors. A change in scenery might be the boost needed to get physical . Take a long walk through a local park when kickin’ it in a new city.
- Drink water! it is important to stay hydrated during vacation. It keeps you energized and helps curve sugar cravings.
- Sunscreen. Nothing more miserable than a sunburn! Be sure to load up on the sunscreen and protect your skin from those harmful rays.
- Do not forget your supplements! It is important to keep taking your supplements during vacation. You will need it more than ever. Especially your probiotics. Take your pill box!