Maintaining Control of Your Eating Habits
All too often, we neglect our healthy habits while on vacation. But doing so is disastrous for your weight and energy levels. With that in mind, here are 5 tips to keep your calories under control while on spring break.
1. Rate the Food
There will be plenty of delicious foods to try during your vacation. But eating everything in sight is definitely not the way to stay in shape.
Instead of eating everything, implement a rating system. Have a small taste of anything new and then rate each food on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the best. Indulge in only the foods that rank as a seven or higher.
2. Choose Wisely
It’s a fact: You won’t have as many healthy choices available while on spring break as you’d have at home. Maybe your friends want to grab some fast food on the way to the beach. When you’re faced with a situation like that, just do the best you can. Even fast food chains now offer at least a few healthy alternatives. While these options may not be top quality, they’re better than devouring a cheeseburger and fries.
3. Remember the Good-for-You Foods
Speaking of choices, don’t forget to throw some protein, fruits, and veggies on your plate at least once a day. It’s easy to become enticed by the carbs and sweets all around you, but eating a few good things each day will help to counter what not-so-healthy foods you choose to enjoy.
4. Stay Hydrated
Water is crucial in keeping your digestion on track. The last thing you want while sunning in your new bikini is a bloated belly. Drinking plenty of water not only helps prevent heat stroke, but it also keeps bloating to a minimum.
5. Drink Cautiously
You’re on spring break, so you’re going to have some alcohol. It’s important to remember that controlling your calories is about how much you drink - especially if you opt for sugary cocktails. Another good tip is to drink a full glass of water before each alcoholic beverage. This keeps dehydration at bay and prevents you from consuming too much alcohol out of thirst.
It’s possible to maintain your weight and have an amazing time while on spring break. But if you’re struggling to get bikini-ready or have problems shedding the vacation pounds off, contact Ralph Roberts to schedule a personal training session!
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