Eating Healthy on Vacay

If you’re like me, you know eating healthy on vacation is nearly impossible. I go balls to the walls when it comes to new places and new food. Gator? I’ll take it. Conch? I’ll also take some of that. Sweets? The more the merrier. Or maybe you’re a drinker (also like me). Yes, bartender, I would like a cocktail in my hand the entire time I’m here. Seriously, don’t let me be empty handed until I leave to go home. Did you forget you’re supposed to be wearing a bathing suit right now? PSHHH. FUNNY JOKE.

It is important to remember that just because you’re on an all expenses paid vacation doesn’t mean that your eating habits aren’t going to follow you home. Therefore it is important to watch your food intake because you don’t want to let your poor vacation eating habits follow you home because that’s when it turns into a real problem. Don’t fret my lovelies, I’m here to help.

Eat a Hearty Breakfast // Protein, protein, protein. If you’re going to be out and about all day, be sure to eat a breakfast jam packed with protein because it will keep you fuller longer and not to mention give you extra energy for all of those outdoor activities you will be participating in (*cough cough* where’s my cocktail?). Think eggs, eggs, eggs.

Snacks // Before you hop on that plane and go somewhere gorgeous and foreign, do a little snack shopping. Simple groceries are marked up on islands and sometimes hard to find in foreign lands so if you can pack some granola bars, protein bars, instant oatmeals, and cereal’s, it will save you money and allow you to munch on something throughout the day when you need a little pick-me-up

Meal Splurge // It’s important not to splurge on everything you eat the entire time you are vacationing, but to allow yourself a little leeway, pick one meal that you’ll allow yourself to really splurge each day. I personally would choose dinner, what’s better than 5 different appetizers before your steak, french fries, and veggies arrive?

Water is Your Friend // The more water you drink, the fuller you’ll feel. A little tip of mine, when you think you’re hungry but you’ve already eaten, drink some water. It’s good to drink a lot of water anyways (to stay hydrated so you can continue to drink, remember?), but it will also help you fill the voids after already eating.

Kitchenette // If you can get a room with either a kitchen or a kitchenette, or if you have access to a kitchen where you are staying, take full advantage of it. This not only allows you to save money on every meal, but it allows you be more strict with what you are eating. Hit up the local grocery store and get items that you would use if you were at home.

Now, if you can get through your vacation by following these tips and not gaining any weight, cheers to you! I’ll pour both of us a drink in celebration.

How do you keep a healthy died when you’re vacationing?
Xo, Rach

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21 Comments

  1. April 30, 2015 / 10:25 AM

    My fiancé and I like to go camping when we are on vacation so we can cook our on meals! If we are staying in hotels, we pack healthy snacks so we don't end up buying chips and candies on the go!

  2. April 30, 2015 / 10:28 AM

    Camping is THE best! My friends always laugh because I seem like the last person that would ever like camping, but I just love being outside! I found that packing healthy snacks is the best way I avoid eating unnecessary, fatty foods on vacay!

  3. April 30, 2015 / 12:14 PM

    These are great tips. Sometimes when I go on vacation I end up feeling so lethargic because I'm not used to eating so heavy. You need to have room to splurge and enjoy yourself but not all day for the entire trip!

  4. April 30, 2015 / 12:56 PM

    This is a post everyone should read! I always overeat on vacation! But you give some great tips!

    michellespaige.com

  5. April 30, 2015 / 1:18 PM

    Ah thanks Steph! Packing snacks is a win-win, you save money AND stay healthy!

  6. April 30, 2015 / 1:18 PM

    Have a FANTASTIC vacation, I can't wait to hear all about it!

    Xo, R

  7. April 30, 2015 / 1:20 PM

    Overindulging (especially when it comes to cocktails) is my guilty pleasure, but I try my best to stay on top of what I eat while away or I'll regret it when I get back to reality!

    Xo, R

  8. April 30, 2015 / 1:21 PM

    There's nothing worse than being so full you can barely move when you have a full day of activities planned!

    Xo, R

  9. April 30, 2015 / 1:22 PM

    Aw, thanks Michelle! I'm glad you liked it!

    Xo, R

  10. April 30, 2015 / 2:48 PM

    Great tips!
    I always overindulge during vacation time…especially when we went on a cruise. It was hard not to.
    I'll keep these tips in mind for my next vacation!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  11. April 30, 2015 / 3:39 PM

    I've never been much of a healthy eater other than fruit for breakfast, but I'm especially unhealthy when I'm on vacation. There's just so much good food so conveniently in front of me. These are great tips though, especially the water one. Water is my drink of choice (followed a close second by wine, but I digress).

  12. April 30, 2015 / 5:21 PM

    Great tips! It's sometimes so hard to stay on track on vacation, but it's worth it. Drinking lots of water is always key!

  13. April 30, 2015 / 6:56 PM

    Trying to eat healthy on a vacation is so hard! I love trying new food which can get me in trouble. But I totally agree with the water!

  14. May 1, 2015 / 2:25 AM

    I'm on vacation right now and am doing all these things! We always get a kitchenette, not only bc it's easy with the kids, but bc I can make all my own healthy foods!! Thanks for sharing!! xx

  15. May 1, 2015 / 7:44 AM

    I love maintaining at least semi-healthy habits while on vacation! Sometimes it's easier than other, but your tips are great!

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