WOOOO. Where is my afternoon going? Work’s going to be over before I know it, and I have a LOT to do!
Mid-morning snack was a handful of nuts and raisins.
When we buy nuts and raisins, we get them from Costco in 5 lb. bags. The Husband portions out trail mixes into little ziploc baggies so we can grab and go — I love it!
Lunch was kind of lame…. I’m running out of groceries!
Two slices of WW toast with cottage cheese and pepper. With carrots sticks on the side.
Eating on Vacation
If you missed part one of the "Vacation" tips, check out this post!
So, although I am a pretty good vacation exerciser, I’m not a stellar vacation eater. I take the same approach to vacation eating for short trips as I do exercising — if it’s just a weekend away, I’m more likely to eat whatever I want. If it’s a longer trip, I do try to control myself more.
The honeymoon was the worst example of eating! But it was excusable because it was our honeymoon. I ate, drank, and dessert-ed myself to the point of regret. When I came home to discover that I had gained 4 pounds in 10 days, I wasn’t very happy.
So, although it’s nice to enjoy myself food-wise on vacation, I also don’t want to feel like I’m undoing all my hard work.
Here are my Eating on Vacation tips:
- Plan a few "special meals" in advance. I find it’s easier to stick with healthy eating if you know you’re going out to a really nice restaurant the next day.
- BUT don’t treat every meal like a "special meal." Reserve the splurge meals for that fancy dinner out, not boring old breakfasts in the hotel (this was my biggest mistake on the honeymoon).
- Skim restaurant websites for nutritional information and plan your meals in advance, when possible. My trouble with eating on vacation is that most meals are eaten out. Knowledge is power!
- Split desserts with your vacation companion. Desserts are practically a KEY aspect of vacationing, so don’t skip them — just enjoy them in moderation.
- Drink wisely. All you drinkers out there know what I mean! For me, there are vacation moments during which I would like to have more than my fair share of booze. Don’t waste booze calories on a glass of wine with lunch. 🙂
- Pack snacks so you have something healthy to eat when exploring your vacation spot.
- Watch liquid calories. Beyond the booze, I know that I am more likely to get special coffees and whatnot when I’m on vacation. These add up fast, and they aren’t worth it usually!
- At buffets, load up on steamed veggies, clear-broth soups, and salads. When the opportunity arises to get in some low-calorie but high-fiber munchies, take it!
Do you have any other tips for me and other vacationers?
Drink lots of water!!! That is my problem away from home, it is so easy to forget my normal hydration and mistake thirst for hunger.