By: Matt Weik
Vacation is a time to unwind, release all the stress you’ve been carrying on your shoulders, and allow yourself to get re-energized and refocused. That being said, walking into a vacation thinking it’s going to be a free-for-all binge of food and drinks is a terrible idea.
Below are five ways for you to stay focused, have fun, yet eat healthy while on vacation.
- Prepare Your Own Meals
The easiest way to know what you’re putting in your body is to make your own meals. Find a local grocery store wherever you are vacationing and stock up on healthy fruits and vegetables as well as lean sources of protein.
- Pack Healthy Snacks
Depending on how you are traveling (plane, train, or automobile) will determine if you are able to pack some healthy snacks for your vacation or if you need to pick some up at the grocery store when you arrive. Healthy snacks are a great strategy to allow you to eat healthy while on vacation and not snack on carbs and fat-filled items (sorry funnel cake vendor). Think along the lines of nuts, trail mix, cut up fruit and vegetables, even some nutrition bars or protein bars.
- Plan Ahead When Eating Out
Unless you absolutely want to, don’t make all of your own meals on vacation. Go out and enjoy the local cuisine and everything the town has to offer – but be strategic. You can go out and have a good time and still eat healthy while on vacation.
Know where you’re going or what your nutrition for the day looks like, so you don’t put yourself in a huge caloric surplus where you’ll be going home several pounds heavier than when you first left for vacation.
- Water Is Your Friend
Liquid calories add up quicker than you can count them and for that reason, you want to make sure you are best pals with water. While having a beer or alcoholic beverage here and there adds to the relaxation and freedom of your vacation, don’t make it your beverage of choice. Be sure to use these beverages where it makes the most sense – such as at night exploring the town or at a meal such as a steak dinner with red wine.
Carry a water bottle everywhere you go, not only for hydration reasons but to also help keep you satiated throughout the day and less likely to snack and nibble on things that can jack up your calories in a hurry. Get H2BRO natural alkaline water delivered to your door.
- Utilize a Meal Prep Service
If you want to kill several birds listed above with one stone, consider using a meal prep company while on vacation. You get delicious and freshly prepared meals delivered directly to wherever you are staying.
The process is simple: Select your food – Tell them where to send your meals – Pay with your credit card – Look for your meals delivered to your doorstep when you arrive at your destination. Extremely easy and a great way to eat healthy while on vacation without having to think about or planning what you’re going to eat for the day.
That being said, if you’re looking for a meal prep service who can cater to your needs and leave your mouth watering for more, check out the meals from Eat Clean Bro. Depending on where you’re vacationing, you can pick up your meals at one of their retail locations, have it delivered, or have the meals shipped directly to you via UPS. Take the stress of figuring out your meals off of your plate and consider using a trusted meal prep company.