How To Eat Healthy While On Vacation
When you are on a vacation, it’s easy to get tempted and eat a lot of ice-creams / pizzas and other such high calorie foods. While it is understandable that you cannot avoid them totally, you can certainly control what you eat and how frequently you eat. This is very important, especially while on a vacation in abroad. Don’t loosen your guard on food!
Most of the airplanes serve low-fat or vegetarian foods. Try to take advantage of it and request the same for you and your family. If you are planning to drive down to your vacation spot, don’t pack greasy foods. Try to pack healthy alternatives like fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, crackers, yogurt, nuts, etc. It’s best to carry a cooler pack with ice cubes and store the food in them, so that they stay fresh.
Once you arrive at your vacation destination in tropical climate like Vietnam and check in to your hotel, try not to use the mini-bar. It’s better to return the mini-bar keys at the reception! Try to select a hotel that offers a microwave oven, so that you can cook some light dishes. Try to find out if the hotel offers continental breakfast, and order for foods that are rich in proteins, cereals and fruit/vegetable salad to be safe during your Vietnam holiday. Try to avoid fatty foods as much as possible.
It’s a good idea not to skip meals for any reason. Try to be regular with your meals but try to skip appetizers and full/ multi course meals. If you have to eat them for some reason, try to eat lighter on the next meal. It’s a good idea to eat light and eat something every 2-3 hours instead of having 2-3 heavy meals a day. Your body needs food, but can take only as much as it requires. Others, get stored as fat. Another idea is to eat only when you are hungry – Hunger is your body’s way of informing you that you need to take some food. Try to avoid eating a lot of food items that are heavy in fat.
You should try to eat well in the mornings, but eat less during nights. That’s because, the body slows down during sleep and burns less calories at that time. So, it’s a good idea to avoid carbohydrate / fat rich foods like bread and butter during nights. Try to eat poultry, fish or vegetables/fruits, along with some milk and nuts.
Well, you already know which foods are good for you and which are not. Try to follow your mind and avoid the ones that are not healthy, as much as possible. It’s not that difficult, it just takes some will power to eat healthy. That’s very important especially while you are on a vacation.
No doubt, you need to enjoy your vacation. But uncontrolled eating will ensure that you’ll spend more time on your bed than outside! Eating to your hearts content is ok, as long as it is less frequent. You ought to learn how to say ‘no’ to yourselves! Have a healthy vacation.