9 Ways To Eat Healthy During Your Vacation To Avoid Gaining Weight


Losing weight is not an easy thing. It requires a lot of commitment, discipline and sacrifices. It’s possible to gain weight while on vacation as you can easily go against your diet and exercise plan. Often, vacation eating and exercising behaviors are poor as they are characterized by eating fast foods, drinking alcohol and spending most of your time lying on the poolside or beach. Below are 9 ways to eat healthy during your vacation to avoid gaining weight:

1. Avoid fast food
Top maintain your weight, you should avoid fast foods such as pizza, oily potato chips, re-warmed steaks smothered in weighty sauces and chocolate-chip cookies, mostly offered in the airplane. These high-carb fast foods can make you increase weight heavily.

2. Pack your own healthy foods
You should carry your own healthy foods on the airplane, such as carrots, nuts, popcorn, plums, pears, chopped raw vegetables, trail mix, hummus, homemade granola, pretzels and celery sticks. This can help you avoid eating junk foods that is offered in the plane.

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3. Avoid high-calorie content beverages 
You should avoid increasing your risks of gaining weight by drinking beverages with high calories on top of the additional calories you will get from food that you eat. There are normally many no-calorie drink alternatives at many restaurants, such as lemon, unsweetened cold or hot tea, diet soda, sparkling water, and club soda. You should try as much as possible to avoid drinking alcohol during your vacation as it has high content of calories. You should make sure you drink a lot of water when traveling.

4. Eat one meal in a day
To avoid gaining weight during vacation, you should consider eating one meal a day. The best way is to eat a heavy lunch and a light or no dinner. Apart from helping you avoid weight gain, this can also help you save a lot of money as mostly lunch is cheaper compared to dinner.

5. Share meals
Mostly you eat on restaurants when on vacation. Many restaurants serve large portion of food that may contain too much fat and calories for one individual. You should consider sharing the meal with your vacation mate. Though it may not be healthy to share a plate of chips, it can definitely be less detrimental to your health to split rather than to eat the whole plate alone.

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6. Self-cater 
A great way to make sure you are in control of what goes into your mouth is choosing a self-catering vacation. Despite the fact that you may make healthier choices in a restaurant, you may not exactly know what a meal is made-up of, especially in terms of calories. You should therefore consider selecting hotels that provide the facilities to prepare your own food as this way you can have control over what to eat. Moreover, this can help you save a lot of cash, especially if you have a bigger family.

7. Go for a healthy retreat vacation
One of the great way to avoid adding weight when on vacation is going for a health retreat vacation, such as water sports, hiking, skiing, cycling or rock climbing. These are great activities that can help you burn a lot of calories as opposed to lying on the poolside. You can make your vacation more enjoyable by having your meal and glass of wine outside in the fresh air taking part in active activities.

8. Walk
Take a walk to a city, museums or restaurants rather than taking a bus. Despite the fact that you can save a lot of time riding a bus, you can burn a lot of calories when you walk. You can make your vacation an adventure by walking. You simply need to get a map and find out the best route through the extraordinary sights of the city.

9. Look for a gym
You should look for accommodation in hotels that have gyms. Moreover, many accommodations provide free sessions with an onsite trainer. Make sure you visit the gym frequently and attend these sessions as this can help you keep up your exercising routine and therefore, keep off weight gain.

You should not use a vacation as an excuse to gain weight. It’s possible to enjoy your vacation whereas avoiding adding weight. You can simply achieve this by following the 9 ways discussed above.