You have your nutrition meal plan all planned out and perfect. Everything seems like it is going pretty good, when all of the sudden, you have a vacation coming up. That’s right, for about a week, you are away from all of your pre-made Tupperware containers. You are thinking about how hard you have worked to keep your diet in check, when here comes temptation! This has been something that I have gone through, it really is a struggle. On one hand, you are on vacation and feel like you should lighten up. However, for some of us, that lightening up could completely derail what we have worked on once we get back home.
To help have a plan, when it come times to vacation, is to have a plan. If you have the time, check out the website of where you are going to be staying. Look ahead to some of the restaurant menus for the hotel, you could do some research on what the healthy options are. Another method that I will use is to check out an online map for the surrounding restaurants. Chances are, you will at least be able to find a Subway or another healthier option for the duration of your trip. Even though, you probably won’t doing any cooking, don’t fret, there will always be some kind of healthy meal option while you are away from the kitchen. Some places that accommodate you while you are traveling will even have special meal plans set aside for those that require a more strict diet.
Let’s say that you have your meal options all in place for this upcoming vacation, now what about how you will work out? Fortunately, this is a common thing for most hotels to now have. Granted, the level of equipment will vary from hotel to hotel, but you will have the general stuff covered. I want to say that there is really nothing that will be that much of a setback for most, if you indulge a bit while you are on your trip. It is perfectly to leave the strictness level of your current meal plan for a week. You can always use some general knowledge to find something that is somewhat healthy at a restaurant. If anything, watch out for overindulging in certain drinks that are chock full of calories. This is an easy slip up for someone who ate right but comes back home to find that they gained more than a few pounds.
Another option that you might run into is the all-inclusive option when traveling abroad. This is a great way to save a buck or two, as long as you don’t pay for that by stuffing your face all day. That much of an increase in calories over a short span of time will go to fat and could lead to those habits coming home with you. An incentive to stay committed to being fit while on vacation is to go for a jog or walk around the area that you are in. This is a great way to get a feel for the local culture and is a truly personal experience. One of the things that I now look forward to when on vacation is the morning jog in a new place. By doing this, you will also get a great energy boost that will carry you through those busy days!