DO: PREP YOUR MEALSCoach Diane says “a good way to set yourself up is to prep your meals for the week.” When you get back home, plan out what your week of eating will look like so there’s no guessing. You may feel a little puffy or bloated after vacation foods that you’re not used to, but after a few days, you’ll be back to yourself.
DON'T: OVER EXERCISEYou may see the scale jump up after traveling. This can be from being on a plane or general water retention. Don’t panic! Coach Rachel says “it’s totally normal after being away to see the scale go up significantly.” Get in some normal activity and exercise to get your body moving. No need to do crazy hard cardio, your body will be grateful to be back to its regular workouts!
DO: HYDRATEWater makes everything better! Flying in a plane or enjoying some beach cocktails can really dehydrate your body. Make sure you’re getting in some extra H20 to keep your body regular and functioning at its best. Most of us forget to drink enough water on vacation, so make sure you’re staying hydrated when you get back to your exercise routine.
DON'T: UNDER EAT
When you get back from a trip, avoid cutting your macros to try and make up for foods you ate on vacation. Keep tracking your meals and aim to hit your normal macro goals. Your body has become accustomed to certain amounts of protein, carbs, and fats, so don’t deprive yourself of those foods.
Vacations don’t have to mean that you’re starting back at the beginning. Pick up right where you left off and you’ll be feeling like yourself in no time!