You’ve been on your bikini diet and managed to shift a few pounds for your summer holidays? But all those days out, barbecues in the garden and trips abroad for your holiday are guaranteed to scupper any healthy eating habits you achieved.
I’ve got you!
Here are 5 simple ways to make sure you don’t come back with excess baggage…
1 – Get moving.
One of the best ways to maintain a healthy balance with your body whilst on your holibobs, or to even still lose weight, is to move! If you’re on an all inclusive holiday, there may well be some aerobic activities, get involved! If not you ask? Then challenge yourself for a 30 minute walk along the beach. I prefer to do this as the sun is rising, and then head back to have breakfast!
2 – Don’t skip the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast is vital. Why?.. Well, studies have showed that breakfast skippers will be more likely tempted to grab fatty and salty/sugary snacks due to mid-morning hunger or even eat more at lunch or dinner. So if you are trying to lose weight, don’t try to cut calories by skipping your breakfast; this will leave you hungry during the whole day and more vulnerable to cravings! Don’t do it!
3 – Focus on socialising, not food.
Don’t stand around the food table at a party. Get out and mingle. Conversation is calorie-free! Standing is still better than sitting (burns more calories). Help clean up to burn even more calories! Remember what the season is about — celebrating and connecting with the people you care about. When you focus more on the fun, it’s easier to focus less on the food.
4 – Drink to your health.
You want unlimited alcohol at the bar?! Wine, beer, and mixed drinks range from 150 to 225 calories per glass. If you drink alcohol, have a glass of water or juice-flavored seltzer in between drinks. This helps to hydrate you throughout the night, and have less of a hazy head in the morning! Also, we all know how important it is to drink water right?! Yep, that’s what I thought too! Extra one for you – alcohol also increases your appetite.
5 – Be mindful.
With your meals, try single-tasking and just eating, with no screens or distractions besides enjoying the company you are sharing a meal and conversation with. Multitasking and eating is a recipe for not being able to listen deeply to our body’s needs and wants. We’ve all had the experience of watching a movie with our bag full of popcorn (I love the toffee popcorn), and before the coming attractions are over, we are asking who ate all of our popcorn?! Get the point?
Enjoy your holidays, make the most of it, and be balanced! Have the best of both.
Daniela Liset ❤