Portions-make sure you are only eating when your'e hungry, remember that restaurants tend to give you at least 2, sometimes 3 portions so try and get a box every time or share a meal. Try and use this time to experiment with different foods and healthier versions. Instead of getting something fried, get grilled. Instead of fries, get veggies.
Even these little swaps can save you a lot of calories!
For me, I choose my indulgences ahead of time while on vacation (ones that are really worth it - usually because they aren't something that I have around me or are famed), stay active, don't get treats just because they are there and get right back to my plan as soon as I get home.
For example, last week, I was in DC for a conference, and for lunch and dinner one day, I had the opportunity to eat at places that are well known for something that I may never get to eat at again. So I had the burger and small milkshake and chicken and waffles. I don't feel guilty, they were really good, and I made the choice ahead of time. Did I clean my plate like I would have pre-lifestyle change? No. I couldn't even if I wanted to because I was too full. I also skipped cocktails and dessert, avoided the goodies that were laid out at the conference, tried to make the best choices that I could in the airport, had protein bars that I brought with me for breakfast, etc. I also worked out in the hotel gym, walked tons around the city and stayed active. And, most importantly, as soon as I got home, I went right back into my eating and exercise plan. I didn't lose weight (I'm very close to my goal, so very slow to no weight loss is my normal), but I didn't gain either.
11/13/13 7:44 P
Watch portion size, just have one serving (no seconds at buffets unless it's raw veggies) and enjoy all that food that someone else cooked and know that other people are doing the cleaning up!
Fitness Minutes: (8,386)
704 11/13/13 7:39 P
So the hotel room doesn't even have a refrigerator, unfortunately. I won't be carrying a purse with me to Dollywood as my hubby will be carrying my cards and money for me so I don't have to take a purse.
They are known for awesome foods and the area is littered with restaurants. I really would love to stick to my diet but I just don't see how... I just started a few days ago, too! I didn't want to wait until after the trip since I wanted to start right away.
Any suggestions besides taking some peanut butter and a few pieces of fruit? Or should I just enjoy myself some (but not too much)?
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