So you are finally going on that long-awaited trip? Your excitement may know no bounds at the thoughts of the lovely location you will be visiting, sight-seeing, adventures, shopping, and of course the food that you will be eating. Oh wait, are you worried about unhealthy eating and the extra pounds you put on during vacations? We understand hence, we give you 7 ways in which you can eat healthy while you are on vacation.
Eat Right. Stay Fit.
Pack healthy snacks
While traveling, it is a great idea to pack some non-perishable and healthy snacks such as energy bars, protein bars, and trail mix (almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.). These snacks will ensure that you don’t binge on unhealthy snack options that will derail you off your diet. The snacks also are a savior when you are traveling to a remote location where food is not readily available. So make space for those delicious snacks in your luggage.
Make a trip to a grocery store
Visit a grocery store to purchase some local fruits and snack-size food items for a short trip. We all know the benefits of including fruits in our daily diet, so why should travel days be any different. By buying the local fruits, we also get an opportunity to try some exotic fruits.
Eating small portions frequently is a good eating habit. Follow the same during travel too. Eating often will help you from getting too hungry, which may lead to overeating and will also keep your energy levels high for all of that sight-seeing.
Limit the caffeine intake
While on a trip, you may feel exerted several times. You may be tempted to grab that cup of caffeine for an energy boost. Be careful and avoid excessive caffeine intake as it may leave you with digestive issues which are especially not pleasant while traveling.
Opt for healthier options
Whenever you have plans of eating out, make a conscious effort of ordering the healthier options. Opt for that salad with an exotic but light dressing, order for grilled meat instead of fried meat, and say a strict ‘no’ to mayonnaise.
One of the necessary things to stay healthy is staying hydrated. Carry your own bottle and refill it every time to save money and the environment. You can also drink organic juices, green tea, or herbal tea and, coconut water.
Plan your meals
Planning your meals will make your job easier. Being on vacation, of course, entails trying out the lovely local food. Do not withhold yourself from that joy. However, just plan your other meals surrounding the one which is going to be your ‘cheat-meal.’ When you plan your itinerary, it is definitely a good idea to research the restaurants and the local food to help you plan well.
Finally, remember you are on vacation, so don’t stress and just rejuvenate!