It is always easy to let go of your healthy habits but very difficult to develop good habits, especially on vacations. Even though people try their best to stick to their healthy routine, they tend to change it when they are lured by ice creams and pastries. However, there are many good ways to keep up on your healthy habits, even on vacations.
Now that we can request for a low fat or a vegetarian food when traveling in an airplane, it is easier to stick on to healthy meals. It is much better than traveling by roads because people often tend to drive into a restaurant to have food after a long journey.
Instead of depending on oily and fatty outdoor foods take nutritional rich food. You can also store your meals in a cooler with ice packs. Fruits, vegetables, crackers, yogurt, and sandwiches are some of the calorie free and nutritionally good foods that will keep you going while traveling.
The next thing is to turn down the minibar key of your hotel so that you will not get attracted to food and beverages stored in it. If the hotel provides a continental breakfast, have loads of fruits, cereals, and protein rich food. If you are lucky and have a stove or microwave in your room, try making your own food simple but healthy dishes.
Make it a point to eat outside food only if it is really necessary. Restaurants serve a huge portion that can complete take you off from your healthy diet. However, if you happen to over eat during a meal time, make sure to cut some calorie rich food in the next meal.
It is always better to have smaller quantities of food after every two or three hours, instead of stuffing oneself with food only with three square meals. This way you help your body get energy with regular eating. Make sure to stay away from appetizers, if you happen to eat out and never miss any of the meal planned for the day.
Try to avoid heavy meals at night because when the body is tired and requires sleep, it functions in a slow speed which means the excess fat and calories take a lot of time to burn down. You should also stay away from butter at night and also avoid eating bread at night time. Fish and poultry can be good alternatives with vegetables making a great side dish.
Despite the fact that it is easy to maintain healthy eating habits during vacation, people fail to follow it. All you need is determination and discipline to have healthy food and to stay away from oily calorie filled food. This will help you lead a healthy and a quality lifestyle.
So, remember all these tips during your next vacation and try to maintain a healthy eating habit. You can treat yourself with outside food once in a while but make sure you compensate for the extra calorie intake by cutting down one portion of your next meal and also exercise even when on vacation.