Meat(less) Monday: Recipes, nutrition tips and advice on food your body will thank you for. OK, maybe not completely meatless, but healthy, for sure.
By: Lindsey Carman
Whether you are cruising into a tropical paradise or road tripping across the country, vacation is an amazing time filled with great memories, and most importantly, great food. It’s hard not to go overboard eating rich food due to the plethora of delicious options, but it’s important to watch what you eat without having to count every calorie.
Here are some tips on how to enjoy your vacation without packing on the pounds.
Less Is More
Portion sizes play a big factor in keeping your weight down. Eating smaller portions more frequently will not only keep your weight down, but it will also keep you feeling full. When you order out on vacation, it’s easy to lose track of how much you’re eating due to the large portion amounts you’re given. Try to eat half of your meal and save the other half for later.
Drop Those Fries
Instead of eating fried foods or fries with most meals, substitute unhealthy sides like fries, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese for steamed vegetables or a side salad. It’s OK if you want that mouth-watering burger; don’t deprive yourself of delicious food. But it’s best to pair it with a healthier side item.
Going for runs or working out in a hotel’s fitness room is another great way to enjoy awesome vacation food without feeling guilty. You can even go hiking, walking, biking or any another outdoor activity you enjoy doing. Getting in exercise will keep your weight down and have your body feeling healthy and good.
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