Vacation is a time of letting go and allowing yourself to let loose more than you would in your day to day life back at home. Imposing the same rules on yourself during vacation as you do during your normal routine would defeat the entire purpose of a vacation.
In many cases, however, people tend to let themselves push the limits a bit too much and end up gaining a significant amount of weight. If you want to avoid coming home from vacation having to buy a new pair of pants at the airport, then follow these tips to avoid unnecessary weight gain during your travels.
Since you may not have time to hit the gym during your vacation like you usually do back at home, a great way to get in exercise is by walking everywhere during your trip. Rather than hopping in a cap, opt for walking to your destination.
Just be careful that you are aware of local traffic laws and which side of the road they drive on. The last thing that you need is to get hit by a car while walking during your vacation which was supposed to be relaxing. No one’s idea of a fun time is spending their trip in the emergency room.
Skip The Sugary Drinks
Alcohol is often an integral part of vacations. However alcoholic drinks can pack a serious punch when it comes to calories. It’s ideal to try to limit your intake of sugary drinks if you can help it.
Rather than going for drinks like pina coladas and margaritas, try to opt for something which has a calorie-free mixer like a vodka and diet coke. Otherwise, light beers and wines are low-calorie options which will help prevent your pants getting tighter.
Find Accommodation With a Kitchenette
It’s easy to find yourself eating as many as 1,000 calories per meal on vacation in restaurants. When you add each meal up plus drinks, it’s no wonder why a lot of people come home from vacation with a muffin top.
One to way to limit your calories consumed throughout the day is to cook at least one meal yourself. Finding accommodation with a kitchenette is a great way to cut a significant amount of bulk out of your caloric intake.
Use a Calorie Counter
If you want to keep an extra vigilant eye on how much you’re consuming, you may want to consider a calorie counter. Having a rough idea of how much food and drink you’re consuming can help you measure how much is too much.
Often these calorie counter apps also come with the feature to factor in any exercise you’ve done that day so that you can “earn” extra calories.