Hello summa luva’s!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and is enjoying the start to the summer! June has been a crazy busy month, but so much fun. I have to give a shout out to my hubby- today is his birthday! Love you!
Today I want to talk about how to stay on track when on vacation. I am a big advocate of enjoying life and all the fabulous food that comes along with it. I have found ways to indulge and stay on track in everyday life and on vacation. Since it is the summer and we are all traveling I know how hard it can be to stick to a meal plan or find time to exercise. Here are just a few of my tricks and tips to help.
Drink more water– Most of us will consume a few more alcoholic beverages on vacation and since they make you dehydrated it is an even greater reason you should choose to chug more h2o than usual. Choose water for all other drinks. The empty calories from beverage consumption will add up quicker than anything else.
Don’t snack– since you will be eating larger portions at meal time it is unnecessary to consume anything in between. You are on vacation, so enjoy all that is going on around you instead of thinking about eating!
Eat seafood! Even if you don’t like it, at least try it once. It is so much fresher at the beach and the restaurants usually know the best way to prepare it. Fish has so many health benefits that even if it is prepared with a little butter it won’t cancel out the good. Another great thing about eating seafood is most of the time the portions are reasonable so you won’t leave refusing to put on a bathing suit the next day.
Share- this is one of the biggest ways people can save calories while eating out. I honestly think it is the BEST way. In my opinion I feel it is kind of rude to go to a nice restaurant and tell the chef how to prepare your food. This way you can enjoy the food, not offend anyone and not consume too many calories.
Eat your fruits and veggies– Even though you are on vacation you don’t need to skimp on this rule. Making sure you get the proper amount of fruits and veggies at every meal helps regulate your diet in a major way.
Try to get in as many activities you can– I know vacation is about relaxing, but that means enjoying all that your destination has to offer. Walk wherever you can and play with your kids on the beach. Swim in the ocean and play beach volleyball. Everyone loves to shop on vacation and if there are outlet malls near than WALK to each store. I don’t even feel like I have to workout on vacation because I am doing so much during the day and I actually find myself sore the next day! Seek out activity!
Enjoy locally grown food– It is ALWAYS the freshest and often times the healthiest. They will absolutely taste the best and you will not feel deprived.
Pack snacks for the drive- This is such a great rule. If you have snacks in your car you will not feel the need to stop for fast food. You will also save time by not having to stop so often! These are good to have if you do need a snack during the day during vacation.
I also have a great workout I want to share with you guys today. It works your whole body and combines cardio and strength. You can also do this anywhere!
I hope you guys enjoy your summer, wherever your travels take you!