It’s can be somewhat easy to let your diet go off track during the spring season. If you have children, they are on spring break. Or maybe you’re just ready for a week off or work to celebrate the warmer weather. Whatever the case may be, you’re likely heading to a warm locale to enjoy some waves, sand and sun.
And as we all know – travel can present quite a challenge when it comes to keeping your diet healthy and light. But with a little dedication and planning, there’s no reason you need to succumb to the dreaded travel weight gain.
Here are some ways to stay on track, even when you’re on the road (or at the beach).
- Drink plenty of water. It’s easy to mistake thirst for hunger, so stay hydrated and avoid this problem altogether.
- Take healthy snacks along with you. Stock your hotel room with bottled water, fresh fruit, healthy granola bars or whatever snacks you enjoy, as long as they’re healthy and fast.
- Remember to eat breakfast. It’s easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of packing, but skipping breakfast only sets you up for overeating later in the day (because you’ll naturally be starving).
If you’re not going to be somewhere fresh, healthy food is likely to be available, take your own! There’s no reason to give in to greasy fast food with products like our Go Healthy Travel Pack available. These covered, microwave-friendly, easy-to-clean plates make it a snap to plan perfectly portioned meals of veggies and fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and more.
Above all, remember that even when you’re travelling, the only reason you should ever eat is because you’re hungry. It’s okay to have a treat now and then (in fact, you should, so that you don’t feel deprived), but don’t overdo it.
Be mindful of what you’re eating (and why you’re eating), and find ways other than food to celebrate your vacation with your loved ones!