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In the past, after numerous vacations I would return home with unwanted weight gain. This was typically because I drank more alcohol than usual and ate terrible.  I also exercised less than when at home.  On recent trips I have been able to escape the dreaded vacay weight gain.  These are a few tips to share how I was able to achieve this…so hopefully you can, too!

Walk for Health: The Best Medicine

Take walks: Whether it’s on the beach or walk in the park, both are excellent ways to increase your step count while burning calories.  I recommend daily walks to stay on track with your fitness goals during vacations.

Be mindful of your eating: Stay away from bad foods as much as possible. Drinking a cup of water or eating a small salad prior to a meal can really help.

Easy Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation

Be mindful of your drinking: Don’t overdo it with the alcohol. Wine is typically my pick because I know exactly what’s in it. If you’re not much of a wine drinker and prefer other drinks, I suggest drinking something simple like club soda with vodka and lime.  It’s not overloaded with empty calories and sugar as drinks mixed with several liquors and/or juices.

Carry snacks to hold you between meals: Keep filling, nutritious snacks handy.  Ideal snacks almonds, sunflower seeds, and protein bars.  Try looking for snacks such as these providing nutritious benefits such as fiber, protein, and essential vitamins.

Vacations can be super fun and we all need one from time to time.  Don’t let it throw you completely off of your fitness journey by going up a pants size!  Following these tips should definitely help keep you on track without completely depriving yourself of foods and drinks you enjoy…it certainly helps me!

Written by Keona Hardin

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