A holiday is a time to unwind, celebrate, rejuvenate, to see new places and try new things, a well-deserved break from your daily routine. A holiday can be cause for worry when you are on plan and trying to lose weight with exotic foods to sample and buffets. But you can successfully stick to plan whilst on holiday. Here’s some useful tips to keep on track and enjoy your holiday.
Stick to Your Diet It is common for people on holiday to just abandon healthy eating habits altogether. Once back to real life, they find it much harder to get back on track. You will have the chance to sample exotic foods from your destinations, try and keep on plan for the day and use these foods as a treat, control your portion sizes.
Exercise A holiday might be lounging by the pool all day, skiing/ snowboarding or cruising. Whatever holiday you are on make sure you fit in some exercise throughout each day. If you’re staying in a place with a gym, take advantage of it. A wonderful way to see more of the location you’re visiting is by going on long walks as you enjoy the local scenery and keep fit.
Requests for your Waiter Remember that the waiter or waitress is there to provide assistance with your order. With this in mind, it is a good idea to get used to requesting the following requests when dining out.
Ask how the dish is prepared, once you know how the dish is prepared you can request that it be prepared according to your needs. You can then request to have sauces, gravies and dressings on the side, this will ensure you can practice sensible portion sizes. You can also request to replace side dishes with a salad or vegetables. Replace bread/pasta/rice with the whole-grain version. If the restaurant you are dining offers whole-grain options, be sure to request them in place of their more processed counterparts. A great way to start the meal instead of filling up on bread is to sip on a glass of water or unsweetened tea. That way you fill yourself a little with something harmless and also take care of thirst which can sometimes be misinterpreted as hunger.
Water Remember to keep up your daily water requirement. Travelling can dehydrate you, and so can being out in the sun more than your body is used to. If you can, stock your car, backpack, or hotel room with ice-cold bottles of water. Take water everywhere you go.
Most importantly relax and enjoy your Holiday!