A lot of people struggle (myself included) with staying healthy on vacation - you worked so hard to maintain these healthy ways in the days leading up to your trip, but then have trouble keeping them in mind once you're actually there. It's so tempting to literally eat your way through your adventures, but you'll most likely feel gross later. I have come up with a few tips for avoiding that groggy, full feeling that I definitely have experienced myself, and they aren't actually that difficult to stick to! Below are my tips for staying healthy on vacation.
If you're going somewhere warm, hydration is even more important than usual. When you're outside in the sun, be sure to keep water with you and drink it pretty constantly. Traveling is known for dehydrating you, so stock up in your bag, hotel room or car.
+ Load Up on Fruits + Veggies
If you're like me and sometimes it doesn't matter if it's chips or blueberries that you're eating as a snack, then ditch the junk food and swap it for fruit and veggies. Fruit and vegetables fill you up more than super sugary or carb loaded foods do, so you will be more satisfied and less groggy full (we've all been there). It's also fun to explore farmers markets and fresh produce around you - load up on these!
+ Stay active
Take advantage of beautiful weather and go for a run, bike ride or walk. Rather than driving everywhere, it's also a lot more fun to walk or bike to different places whether it be a restaurant for lunch or some shops to look at. A lot of places offer walking tours of the local area so explore these too! Combine sight-seeing and a low-impact workout and you won't even realize how much exercise you're getting.
+ A Treat a Day
The rule I like (or rather, try ;) to stick to is a "a treat a day". To avoid overindulging in a ton of junk food, I instead look forward to having one dessert or sugary treat a day such as chocolate chip pancakes or an ice cream cone. This way, you're not really restricting yourself and can still enjoy the yummy food around you!
+ Don't Over-Restrict Yourself
At the end of the day, don't stress yourself out about what you're eating or how much exercise you're getting. You're on vacation after all and it's important to relax! Strive to do these things I mentioned above, but don't worry yourself if you didn't sneak in that run you wanted or had two desserts in a day. It's all about moderation!
Do you have any other tips to add?