Consuming savory and sweet foods on a vacation is something that is extremely tempting to most people. When vacation time arrives, many people are simply tempted to toss in the towel when it comes to maintaining their good dietary habits. While it is pleasurable to eat delicious foods during a relaxing vacation to savor as much of the trip as possible, this can be done in moderation to maintain a healthy figure and a healthy style of living. Keeping in mind a few easy suggestions is a great way to mentally prepare yourself to stay fit, active and healthy during the entire time of your getaway while still having a blast!
Be Reasonable About the Foods You Will Eat
It is one thing to make a commitment to avoid all restaurant foods that may be covered in gravy or fried or topped with a ton of delicious melted cheese. It is another thing to actually follow through with this commitment. If you really want to indulge in a delectable chocolate dessert or a steak and potato dinner during your vacation, allow yourself that option but simply make preparations to counter-act the extra calories consumed during the indulgence. Try your best to choose the healthy options for the dishes that you are consuming. This will ultimately save you a number of calories and fat at the end of every day.
If you know in the evening you will dine out and try some of your most favorite foods, consider walking during the daytime. For example, if you tour the city to explore art houses and museums, walking a good portion instead of using a taxi can help you to burn off extra calories to make up for the food you will eat that night. Additionally, taking time to stroll through the city or area you are visiting will also give you a first-hand view into the location and will give you an even more real experience than zipping through the city in a cab would give you.
Take Advantage of Hotel Services
More than ever hotels are attempting to accommodate to healthy conscious travelers desires and needs. Even still, it is often times difficult to find a place to stay that will allow you to maintain your healthy lifestyle. I have found that a little due diligence goes a long way in this regard. I took a trip out west and found a great site that listed reviews for hotels in Las Vegas regarding not only their different amenities and services but also regarding the restaurants in the surrounding area. This made it so extremely easy to plan ahead and find a great hotel as well as healthy restaurants to eat at on my stay. I have been using it ever since!
Many hotels provide concierge services to meet the needs and comfort of their guests. This is a great service for any fitness-minded person to take advantage of. By communicating your desires to engage in a workout session and to find healthy restaurants to dine out at to the concierge service, you will be able to obtain a wealth of good information about fitness options and health food services in the area you are staying at during your vacation.
Begin Each Day with a Good BreakfastStarting out each day of your vacation with a wholesome and healthy breakfast is a terrific way to ward off hunger cravings and binge temptations throughout the day. If your hotel offers a continental breakfast, consider opting for oatmeal with fruit or a whole grain cereal and a cup of yogurt. Fresh juice and fruit and vegetable snacks during the day can also help you to keep from over-indulging during lunch and suppertime.