Many people have expressed the opinion that those who go on vacation will inevitably gain weight. For those who have fought hard to eat right and live healthy, this can be distressing. However, this sentiment is largely mythical, and those who focus on the following tips can be assured that they will enjoy their vacation without gaining weight.
Eat Right While Traveling
Eating right while traveling can be difficult, but there are steps vacationers can take. Most airports now offer healthy eating options, and arriving at the airport early can allow travelers to sit down and enjoy a healthy, tasty meal. Another option is to simply eat before leaving. Those taking long flights may also want to bring healthy snacks along as well. Bringing dried fruit and healthy alternatives can prevent you from being forced to order a high calorie, fattening meal on an airplane. Always pack something to nibble on during flight.
Eat Right at Hotels and Restaurants
It can be difficult to eat well at hotels. One option many travelers are now taking advantage of is bringing along a small crockpot or other cooking device. A quick trip to a nearby grocery store to stock up on fruits and vegetables can allow travelers to eat healthy meals in their rooms. High in nutrient soups and oatmeal can be made in room simply with hot water as well. That said, travelers will want to explore local restaurants. By finding healthy restaurants and deciding what you will eat before leaving, you can avoid the temptation of eating unhealthy meals at local restaurants. I have found that reading reviews online of hotels and restaurants in your area can prevent you from choosing between the lesser of two evils. I recently took a trip out west and found this great site that listed reviews for hotels in Las Vegas, Through this I managed to find a gluten free restaurant within my hotel with the help of other travelers. Fortunately, healthy restaurants are easier to find than ever before, and choosing vegetarian varieties of local meals can help tremendously.
Exercise While Traveling
Those who use exercise as a form of controlling weight and staying healthy may struggle while on vacation. By walking to destinations instead of taking taxis or other forms of transportation, it is possible to burn calories while enjoying local scenery. In addition, most vacation destinations offer great places to walk or run. Scheduling a morning run at the beach every morning, for example, can allow travelers to maintain their exercise schedule while away. Many vacation hotspots also offer guided tours and other activities that can allow travelers to get out and exercise a bit while enjoying their time away from home.
The notion that vacations inherently lead to weight gain is a myth, and there is no reason to believe that you will necessarily gain weight if you travel. With a bit of preparation and some perseverance, it is possible to enjoy your vacation while maintaining your healthy habits.
[iconbox title=”About The Author” icon=”V-Card.png”]Cole Millen is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.”[/iconbox]