2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 18:44
Although this is the time to relax and get away from work and routine, this is not the time to put aside your he althy lifestyle habits, on the contrary.
With a little planning, you can enjoy your vacation while staying on courseHere are some tips to help you:
Plan your workout
Holidays are certainly an opportunity to recharge your batteries, unwind and relax, but they are not an excuse to put your he alth on the back burner. When planning your vacation, choose places that allow you to practice a physical activity that you enjoy. Keep in mind that exercise is the key to burning off excess calories!
If you don't like running, consider places where you can walk, bike or swim. In addition, if you are staying in a hotel, take advantage of the tennis courts or the training room!
Since work won't take up your time, you should be able to incorporate enjoyable physical activities into your day. Walk the golf courses, play basketball, swim, kayak or even play tennis for an hour every day.
Preparing for the big day
Whenyou travel, whether by plane, train or car, plan to bring he althy and nutritious food to avoid having to eat what is available on the road.
Start the day with a nutritious breakfast and bring foods that are easy to transport: fruits, raw vegetables, pieces of cheese, sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, etc.
If possible, avoid eating the entire meal in the car. Take the time to stop, relax and enjoy your snack. Take advantage of this stop to walk a bit, stretch, or even run with the children.
Avoid fast food chains and restaurants along the highways as much as possible. If no other options are available to you, choose the he althiest on the menu and watch the portions.
Delays and boredom are inevitable on long trips, but these situations are not a reason to eat more than you normally would. Try to maintain a meal schedule to avoid indulging in energy/calorie dense snacks.
Take it easy with restaurants
Unlike at home where you know exactly the ingredients of the meals you prepare, eating out frequently is a challenge for the line…
In fact, to do well in restaurants, all you have to do is order dishes that are as simple as possible: meat or fish cooked in the oven orgrilled.
It is easy to avoid unnecessary calories by eliminating foods that are fried or crispy or prepared with cream; limiting cheese, mayonnaise and salad dressings; drinking water instead of soft drinks, etc.
If you rent a house with a kitchen or barbecue, you can cook delicious meals. Why not take the opportunity to try new recipes or exotic products! No excuse for lack of time is valid!
If you're at a hotel, use the fridge to stock up on convenience foods that will be perfect for he althy snacks: yogurt, cheese, fruit, milk, etc. Also, always have non-perishable foods on hand such as nuts, seeds, dry cereals, individual containers of fruit compotes, granola bars, etc.
Indulge yourself in moderation
Giving yourself treats while controlling your calories is possible! The key: moderation. For example:
- Take a scoop of ice cream instead of a sundae.
- Share a dessert at the restaurant.
- Make your own mocktails by mixing sparkling water and fruit juices.
Alternate between an alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink.
- Stay away from potato chips and other high-fat snack foods. Opt instead for pretzels, crudités or oven-toasted tortillas.
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