2. Pack healthy snacks and/or meals! Easy snacks that you can include in your snack bag include fruits that don’t spoil easily (apples, bananas, clementines, etc.), Quest or Larabars, Raw Unsalted Almonds, Cocoa Roasted Almonds, Unsalted Rice Cakes, Shakeology, etc. If you only have healthy snacks packed, then you will stick with eating them! NO DRIVE-THRU’S! I really enjoy my Shakeology each morning for breakfast, so I don’t get to eat oatmeal too often; however, portioning out baggies of oatmeal is another great portable, healthy meal to have. You can get hot water at most hotels so it’s a simple meal to make that will definitely keep you feeling full.
3. Drink Water! I know it’s nice to have a few drinks here and there while on vacation, and that’s okay….in moderation of course! Try and avoid soda/pop or other high sugar (and calorie) drinks. Stick with water and flavor it naturally if you need more of a taste. Deer Park has a sparkling water that is natural and good too! It’s especially important to stay hydrated and to be sure you are drinking enough water even on vacation too! ESPECIALLY if you are at a hot beach!
4. Be PREPARED! I can not stress this enough! If you don’t plan out what you want to eat while away, the temptations will take over! Sure, it was great smelling those greasy delicious boardwalk french fries last weekend, but I know those won’t get me any closer to the way I want to look and feel. So, as a result, I had my bag packed and ready to go! It included my mini blender and Shakeology, Cocoa Roasted Almonds, 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas, and of course, my Unsweetened Almond milk for my shakes. Of course I did not remember to take a pic of the groceries I bought once we got there, but, I did end up getting some All natural Peanut Butter and yogurt for my girls. In addition, we stopped at a farmers market on the way and picked up some apples and bananas!
5. Don’t go overboard! This is a tough one! I can’t tell you how many times I got caught up in the “it’s vacation!” mentality throughout the years. It’s funny when you think about it. You spend time before vacation exercising and eating healthy so that you look good in your bathing suit (assuming you go to the beach); yet, once you get there all bets are off and you over indulge. I’m a firm believer of having fun and indulging in some treats here and there, I just think keeping your portions in check and not over-doing it is important too!
It’s simple….if you plan for success, you will succeed!