Going on holiday is the best time to relax and unwind, especially in our busy lives, so make the most of it and chill out! A lot of us take advantage of a holiday to show off the hard work we’ve put in during the months leading up to the couple of weeks away. So it would be a shame to let it all go to waste in a big blowout whilst we’re away. Of course we need to enjoy ourselves; just remember to treat yourself, not to cheat yourself. We’ve put together a quick tip sheet to keep on top of that hard work you put in before jetting off.
Top 4 Nutrition Tips
Limit the Snacks
Whether you go fully inclusive or you cook yourself, try to limit the snacking in between meals. If you do want to pick, go for the low calorie options. Things like fruit, carrot or cucumber sticks with dips would go down a treat!
Drink Lots of Water
Obviously it is super important to drink up if you’re out in the sun all day. Staying hydrated is crucial for your health but will also keep you feeling full between meals. Enjoy a beverage or two but remember about the calories in alcohol and juices.
Prep for Your Days out and About!
If you’re heading out for the day to a local town or the beach, prepare some food to take with you. A small packed lunch will help you avoid eating out and/or overeating if you’re keeping an eye on your calories.
Don’t Stray; Keep to One Treat a Day!
Who can resist an ice cream on holiday? Just make sure you aren’t having one morning, noon and night! You’re on holiday and it’s hot, so treat yourself. Just don’t go overboard every day!
Top 4 Exercise Tips
Get Out and About
It is lovely to just lie around by the pool for hours on end catching rays. However, it’s always a good idea to walk as much as possible when you can. It won’t be too strenuous in the heat and will increase your daily calorie burn, earning that ice cream to cool down after!
Make a Splash
The pool is great to cool down after a stint of tanning on the beds. Take advantage of the pool and get a couple of lengths in whenever you get in to cool off. You’d be surprised how many you can rack up throughout the day.
Fasted HIIT is a Great way to Kick-Start the Day!
You don’t have to do one every morning, but try and get in a quick Tabata style workout before you go down to breakfast. Pick 4 exercises and do 20 seconds on 10 seconds off, 8 times. That’ll wake you up!
Take the Stairs!
It’s simple but effective! If you’re in a hotel, don’t always rely on the lift. Those extra few steps will make all the difference after your time away. Think about increasing your NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). Your NEAT will make up the extra wiggle room with your calories throughout the holiday.
REMEMBER, you’re on holiday! Enjoy it and have a good time. Don’t compromise on the holiday lifestyle for the sake of a small fluctuation in weight. Just make sure you get back on track when you’re home!