There is nothing more exciting than going on a vacation so that you can relax and have a good time. In preparation for your special vacation time, you may have put in a few extra hours at the gym over the months to make sure you achieve the ideal body for the vacation season and warmer weather. While you are in shape now, cheating on your diet and avoiding exercise during your vacation can cause you to pack the pounds on quickly. There are ways for you to stay healthy and in shape even during your vacation. Most importantly, these methods do not require too much effort or take much time from your vacation.
Get On the Right Track from the Beginning
The best thing to do is start off on the right foot. In order to do this, you should avoid airport food and airplane food at all costs. If necessary, there are some healthy selections, such as grilled entrees or salads that you can eat. However, you can save money and calories by simply enjoying a large, healthy meal prior to boarding your plane. You can also pack some light snacks, such as dried fruit, to be on the safe side if you do get any cravings for snacks.
Keeping It Healthy at a Hotel
First and foremost, finding a hotel that will allow you to stay healthy while you are away. Often times that can be extremely difficult due to the misleading information that some hotels provide to lure in customers. I have found consumer reviews to be the most unbiased and honest information. I took a trip out west about a month ago and found a great site that listed reviews for Las Vegas hotels regarding the amenities and services. This was extremely helpful in determining which place was right for me to maintain my healthy lifestyle for the week!
There are quite a few ways to stay in good shape at your hotel. The first thing you can do is avoid the mini bar. Why pay extra for something that is loaded with junk food and temptation? Do not even bother having one put in your room. Choose a hotel that offers a fitness center and swimming pool so you can still work out. You do not have to spend hours at the gym instead of enjoying your time away. However, a fitness center and swimming pool give you time to burn calories when you want to and need to. Instead of eating out all the time, stop at a local store and purchase whole-grain foods and oatmeal. Do not forget the fresh fruit and veggies!
Eat At Restaurants with Healthy Options
If you eat at the restaurants in the area, find out about the healthy selections that they offer. Most restaurants offer a portion of dishes with fewer calories than some of the larger meals. To be on the safe side, stay away from the fast food joints or any foods that are greasy or endless. If the restaurant happens to have a website, take a look at the website and get an idea of both the foods available and the price range so you know what kind of healthy foods you can enjoy even if you are budgeting and do not want to spend too much.
It is certainly not difficult to stay in shape while on vacation. It may seem challenging to avoid temptation at times. It also does not hurt to have one cheat day. However, it is still essential that you stick to a workout plan and eat healthy foods.
Article send by Cole Millen, who is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.” Follow his blog at Cole’s Mill.