Planning a trip but dreading the holiday weight gain? We’ve been there, gaining weight while travelling (especially for an extended period of time) is very easy to do.
Being healthy and fit is all about balance and portion sizes.
To give our best recommendations for nutrition and fitness, we have done a joint post! Taking a holiday most likely means you are going to eat and drink more, enjoy yourself and let loose. The only thing you should worry about during your vacation is having fun and enjoying new cultures and places. These tips are great to ensure you don’t completely fall off track and flush all your fitness/nutrition progress down the drain while travelling, and they are tips we frequently use!
1. Eat a small breakfast and include local fruits rather than processed juices packed with sugar.
2. Consider yourself the most important food critic in the world, and instead of full meals have tasting sessions. Order local dishes that you can share with everyone at the table.
3. Try local foods that are baked, fresh, and avoid fried foods (packed with naughty calories.)
4. Alcohol does not provide any nutritional benefits and many delicious cocktails have hidden calories. Just be mindful while you are out of the quantity and quality of the alcoholic bevvy if you are going to indulge yourself.
5. Decide which meal will be your biggest of the day and be less generous with the other two, assuring not to go over your recommended daily calorie intake.
1. Walk everywhere. It is the only way to see a new place, engage with the culture, and mingle with locals while keeping active and getting your daily cardio.
2. Swim. In places and islands like the Caribbean, enjoy the ocean! Go swimming, snorkeling, diving or on a sailing adventure. There are great ways to stay active and burn off calories while sailing from island to island. You would be surprised with how much fantastic exercise you get from sailing.
3. Hike. This is our go-to form of exercise while traveling. Not only do you get to experience nature and beautiful views, you can work up quite a sweat in the process. Sightseeing while staying fit, it’s a win.
4. Do a quick HIIT session when you wake up a few times over the holiday to activate your muscles and get the heart rate up. Short, sweet, but effective.
5. If you can’t imagine going a week or two without hitting the gym – book a place with a gym or research if there are gyms in the area that offer a day pass. Working out is often much more than a way to obtain physical goals for many of us, and if you need to exercise to enjoy yourself and your holiday then do so!
About Midst of it
At Midst of it, we have the perfect combination of nutrition and fitness experience. So, if you have any comments, concerns, or doubts about your nutrition or fitness just write to us through the contact page HERE or through any of our social media. Diana, has a degree in Nutrition and Food Science and a Master’s degree from the UK in Global Health. Jodi, is our fitness junkie with a Diploma in Recreation & Leisure, she is an ISSA Group Fitness Instructor and has experience in teaching group fitness at all levels. We are both overall very passionate about fitness and health for women. We would love to help you reach your nutrition and fitness goals!