Tips to Stay Healthy While on Vacation
Summer is finally on its way and with it comes sunshine, barbecues, and vacation. These things can sometimes make it difficult to stick to your diet plan.
Travelling, especially, can pose a few obstacles for eating healthy; not only can it disrupt your eating and exercise schedule, it can sometimes take away the option of shopping for your own food and cooking your own meals.
While summer vacation can make it hard to stay on track with your diet, by planning ahead there are a few ways you can prepare. Here are four tips for sticking to your diet plan while travelling this summer:
Pack your own food
If you’re heading up to a cottage or venturing out on a road trip, packing your own food is one of the easiest ways to help you stick to your diet while travelling. Fill a cooler up with a bunch of healthy and accessible foods like cut up fruits and vegetables, already prepared salads and sandwiches, pre-made recipes, and other nutritious snacks so when hunger strikes you already have a healthy option on hand.
Set a menu ahead of time
Sometimes packing your own food won’t be an option, for example, if you’re travelling far, by airplane or if your accommodations don’t have a refrigerator. In these cases, a little research can go a long way in maintaining a healthy diet while travelling. Start by browsing the restaurants in or around your destination and look up the menus that are available. By knowing your food options ahead of time you will be able to make healthier choices.
Stick with a schedule
Vacation time usually means leaving behind your day-to-day routine, which in turn can make sticking to an eating schedule more difficult. However, getting sidetracked and missing meals can increase the odds of impulsive or unhealthy food choices later in the day. In order to stick to your diet while travelling, it’s important to make sure you create a regular schedule for while you’re away.
Find alternative ways to fit in exercise
The healthiest diets are those that include a mix of nutrition and exercise, but while travelling you won’t always have access to a gym. This doesn’t mean, however, that you have to take fitness off the table entirely. Whether it’s swimming, walking, running or playing sports there are likely several fun ways you can still get your daily sweat on. With technology today, you can have a downloaded exercise routine on your computer and do that right in your hotel room!
Going away doesn’t have to mean taking a vacation from your diet plan. If you’re travelling this summer, a little planning can help you stay in top shape no matter where you are!