Cole Millen is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.”
Working hard all year long to prepare your body to look great during vacation is a big effort that will reward you with looking and feeling terrific. When many people go on vacation, they are surrounded by amazing foods that can quickly begin putting the calories back on. To avoid this happening, consider trying out new things when it comes to your snacking and dining out options during your vacation. You’ll discover you can maintain your current weight while also still being able to experience great foods that are healthy and satisfying.
Pack Snacks to Ward off Hunger Cravings
Packing nutritious snacks is one of the best things you can do to keep from splurging on fatty foods such as potato chips, candy bars and ice cream. If you are going out shopping for an afternoon, consider packing dried fruit, homemade granola bars, nuts and fresh fruit. A bag of grapes or apples will be a great thing to take along with you to the pool or the beach to get you through the afternoon until suppertime. These are also great items to feed your family during the day without giving them foods that are loaded in sugar.
Picking the Right Hotel
Often times picking the right hotel is overlooked in your plans for staying healthy. This can be a big mistake considering it is one of the most important aspects of a healthy vacation. It is pivotal to ensure that your hotel selection can accommodate to the healthy lifestyle that you are trying to embody while you are away from home. Make sure that the hotel offers the amenities that are most important to you in helping. On a recent trip of mine I went to Sin City and found a great site that listed reviews for Las Vegas hotels regarding both their amenities and offerings as well as the restaurants in the area. This allowed me to plan out which restaurants I would be able to visit as well to eat both nutritiously and deliciously.
Pack Your Crock Pot and BBQ Grill
You may have never thought about packing your crock-pot to take with you on vacation. If you can make a humorous adaptation to the motto, “Have crock pot, will travel,” you might be surprised to discover how creative you can get with your meals during vacation. Traveling with a crock-pot is especially handy if you are traveling with your entire family.
Feeding a whole family at a restaurant for every meal can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars a day. By taking your own basic cooking staple, you can choose to prepare healthy meals that simmer all day while you are out enjoying your vice. When you get to the hotel in the evening, your meal will be ready! If you are going on a more rugged type of vacation, leave the crock-pot at home and bring a miniature BBQ grill so you can roast vegetables and fish for you meals.
Watch Out for Food and Menu Labels
For the times you do choose to dine out or stop at a store to pick up some groceries, be sure to check the food labels. If you consider purchasing a fat-free salad dressing, make sure you pay attention to the sugar content on the label. Fat free items are often still packed with a lot of sugar and this can add on extra pounds without you even knowing it. One salad dressing option you might consider is using a homemade salad dressing consisting of a combination of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings. Greek yogurt is another healthy topping to add to a salad to give it a delicious flavor without all the unnecessary calories.
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