Vacation is a staple of summertime. The warm weather and long days make this season the perfect time of year to get away and enjoy some time with your family, your friends or even to just be by yourself. But if you are following a medical weight loss program, heading out of the East Brunswick area can prove problematic.
Once you venture away from your regular routine it becomes easy to break from the healthy habits that have been helping you to lose weight. Your weight loss goals don’t need to fall by the wayside at the first sign of a vacation. By making a few changes to your vacation plans you can stay healthy and even lose weight while you enjoy some time away from home.
Eat Well On the Road
Whether you are exploring the sites overseas or are getting some R&R in a cruise ship on the sea, there are ways that you can eat healthily. Throughout your vacation, do as well as you can to stick to your medical weight loss diet plan. If you are using the OPTIFAST products, bring them with you as you head out of town.
While not always possible on a cruise ship, try booking a hotel with a full service kitchen. Do research on apartments or hotel suites in the area you are visiting, and when you arrive at your destination go food shopping. This will help you to stick as closely as possible to your at-home diet.
Make your Trip Active
Think about ways that you can stay active when planning your vacation. Exploring new cities, visiting with family and even relaxing on the beach can be active and fun. As you plan your vacation, take your activity level into consideration and think of ways you can schedule in more activity.
Here are a few ways you can stay active on vacation:
- Plan on walking around a destination to see the sites instead of taking a bus tour
- Book fun activities like horseback riding or swimming excursions
- If you are driving a long distance, plan midway stops to pick berries, visit a local park or play a round of golf
- If you are booking a cruise, find a ship with daily fitness classes like yoga or aerobics
- Book a hotel that has a gym you can use
A vacation from the obligations of home and work doesn’t have to mean a vacation from your health and wellness goals. Sticking to your weight loss plan while you are on vacation can help keep your energy levels high and will make for an easier transition back home when your vacation comes to an end.