Today I’m sharing 3 tips to stay healthy on vacation! I’ve been meaning to share this since P and I got back from our Europe vacation because I was pretty happy with the way I balanced enjoying vacay and staying healthy. And I actually lost FIVE pounds on vacation (which I’ve been able to keep off and I’ve lost another five pounds. Though that’s largely motivation from picking out a super tight wedding dress I have to fit into in a few months…)
Obviously the ways to stay healthy on vacation depend on what kind of vacation you’re going on. So these are just general things to keep in mind so you can decide what the best way is to stay healthy on your trip. But myBIGGEST TIP THAT’S NOT INCLUDED BELOW is to do your best to decide ahead of time what your gameplan is.It may need to be adjusted once you’re on your trip, but that’s much easier thancreatinga plan for the first time while you’re already on your trip.
1. BALANCE ACTIVITY +进食。好吧，这听起来过于笼统，没有帮助的。但我的意思是：当然是你想吃在旅途中。我的意思是，我猜你喜欢的食物，如果你正在读我的博客。But figure out what kind of activity level you’ll have so you can make smart decisions about how much to indulge in food (more on that below.) If you can be more active than you typically are, then feel free to indulge a little more! If you’re going to have a laze-by-the-pool type of vacation, then you probably want to indulge a little less than typical. (That is, if you want to maintain your weight and health. If you’re down for a few extra vacation pounds, then be a touch more indulgent but don’t go crazy unless you’re fine really packing on extra weight.)
The biggest reason I was able to lose weight on our vacation is because we walked SO FREAKING MUCH. We probably averaged about 10 miles per day. Our highest day was over 15 miles (Fitbit said it was 19 but I think that was a little high.) I wasn’t planning on walking quite that much. BUT I did expect to be more active than I am in my everyday life, so I also expected to indulge more. Although I’m pretty active, I have a desk job and I sit for probably 10 hours a day. Which I knew I wouldn’t do during vacation. But once we were there and wound up walking so much more than I expected, I let myself indulge even more than I had planned.
2. PLAN YOUR SPLURGES.放纵它真正重要的。如果你连一个大概的了解什么类型的治疗，你会想在您的假期挥霍，然后选择一个顶一个或两个或三个计划在具有。这样，如果你在别的会晤的机会，沉迷，你可以把它比作你真的想要的治疗和决定它是否值得你。去意大利？也许计划在冰淇淋沉迷而不是疯狂的意大利面和比萨饼。当普雷斯顿和我几年前就到墨西哥，我知道我想在我们的全包式度假翩的帝都的我的公平份额。但是，新鲜的水果和海鲜更好听起来对我来说比重晚餐沉迷，所以我大部分的治疗都是饮料。和果馅饼。
For the Germany part of our trip, I knew I’d want pretzels and beer. And I knew I wanted to try spaetzle. But the rest of German cuisine isn’t that tempting to me, so I planned to keep the rest of my meals as healthy as possible. (Again, this is something that I did change once I discovered how active we were. Our highest mileage days were all in Germany — and there were even less healthy food options than I expected — so I ate a couple heavier meals than I was planning to.)
3.不放纵，如果不是特别的。这是最简单的advice to stick to. When you’re on vacation, don’t bother splurging on a bag of potato chips you can get at home. Enjoy the local cuisine. And I recommend sticking mostly to whole foods from restaurants. I like to look through foreign grocery stores and try a couple things for the experience of it all. I mean, you KNOWI did not hold back on my Icelandic candy. But for the most part, avoid processed foods. Even if you’re splurging at restaurants, that’s almost always healthier than processed foods.
This also applies if something is just not special to you. Going somewhere that’s known for a specialty dish that you’re just not interested in? Skip it. It’s your vacation, your health, your waistline. It makes the vacation treats so much more special if you really cherish them. And of course helps you keep in shape.
从我的假期曲线球的是，这个被宠坏的小加州没有意识到明升娱乐只是how hard it would be to find healthy veggie options in Iceland and Germany during the fall. So even when I tried to eat on the healthy side, it was a bit tough. So I’d make one of two choices: I’d either do my best and order the healthiest option. Or I’d go all in and get one of myplanned splurges像奶酪spaetzle，只是自己玩。我是认真的isvacation, after all.
这就是我的建议!It’s nothing ground-breaking. But these tips really helped me eat in a way that worked well for me on my vacation.You can see一切，我吃了这里度假if you’re curious to see how all this played out.I am going to use these tips again for my honeymoon in a few months! I expect a lot less walking then, but also a lot fewer pretzels…