A Healthy Vacation: Tips for Staying on Track
It’s tempting to just disappear while you’re on vacation, and leave your healthy lifestyle back at home with your worries. The great thing is, it’s possible – and relatively easy! – to have an amazing vacation while keeping your overall health on track. Here’s how:
Plan an Active Vacation
Walk, run, or cycle around your destination! You’ll burn calories, be more likely to meet people, and get up close and personal with local sights, smells, and sounds.
If you’re going to be spending time at the beach, schedule activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing to keep your fitness in check while having oodles of fun.
Eating out and trying local cuisine is all part of being on vacation. Here are some tips to keep your diet on track while enjoying your meals:
- Snack on fresh fruits and vegetables from local markets
- Order salads and other menu items with dressing and sauce on the side
- Stop eating when you’re full – no matter how large the serving is
- Share desserts and other high calorie items
- Add PGX®* Daily Singles to your meals to reduce cravings and maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
Go ahead and celebrate your vacation with a cocktail or juice. The key is to not get carried away. Drinking too much alcohol or sugary beverages can sneak unwanted calories into your diet. Instead, keep yourself hydrated with good-for-you liquids such as lemon water, unsweetened tea, sparkling mineral water, and low-fat milk.
The whole point of vacation is to have an enjoyable experience, and part of that is not feeling like you’re missing out. So go ahead – treat yourself! – just remember that moderation is key to not over-indulging.
How do you stay on track while on vacation? Let us know in the comments section below.
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX®. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX®.