When you go on vacation, it can seem a little overwhelming to stay on top of your goals. It doesn’t have to be! As Coach Jasmin says, “the meal choices you make on vacation are a lifestyle choice and it’s all about balance.” You can still eat healthy while leaving a little room to enjoy yourself, which is ok! A healthy lifestyle is about sustainability, not restriction. Use these vacation meal hacks on your next trip so you can enjoy yourself without the guilt.
PACK NON-PERISHABLESPlanning ahead not only sets you up for success but keeps you from binging on food that isn’t helping you reach your goals. Coach Jasmin recommends packing non-perishable proteins, carbs, and fats. Tuna packs, rice cakes, protein bars, and almonds are all great grab-and-go snacks that will help you stay on track during your entire vacation. Keeping healthy snacks and options around will keep you from mindlessly snacking on foods that may not be in line with your goals.
BE SMART WHEN EATING OUT
Restaurants can be intimidating, but Coach Jasmin suggests ordering a la cart to make sure you’re hitting all of your macros. That gives you the control to order a lean protein, a steamed veggie, and complex carb. Don’t forget to ask for the sauce on the side so you can portion it out yourself!
This restaurant hack isn’t just for vacation! Remember, you’re making a lifestyle choice when you choose to eat mindfully, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and make some tweaks.
KEEP TRACKING YOUR MACROSIt’s totally possible to still stay on top of your macros while on vacation! By planning out some of your meals beforehand and keeping it simple at restaurants, you can easily hit your macros. Keep using your My Fitness Pal app to input your food, helping to give you a clear picture of where you are each day.
Water intake is always important, but especially when you’re on vacation. Making water your drink of choice will help you to avoid drinking your calories through sodas and sugary juices. Drinking water consistently throughout the day will help your body to avoid confusing thirst with hunger which leads to mindless munching. Keep a water bottle with you to stay hydrated all day long.
Going on vacation doesn’t mean forgetting about your goals. We’re all about making lifestyle changes that are sustainable for your everyday life, even when your “Out of Office” message is on. Always be prepared with non-perishable snacks, don’t be afraid to order a la cart when eating out, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!