5 Tips for Healthy Eating on Summer Vacation

| 7/19/2017 10:44:00 AM

A summer getaway is time to relax, re-energize, see new sites and try new things—including food. But if you’re trying to control your weight, your holiday plans might make you anxious.

It can be easy to put your diet on vacation too, especially if you’re unable to plan your own meals. After all, what difference will a couple of weeks of overindulging make on the bathroom scale, right? For some people, a lot.

But you don’t need to you deprive yourself during your summer holiday.

Whether you’re planning a road trip, sightseeing in Europe, or spending time at the lake, the following five strategies will help you eat healthfully on vacation—without passing up special foods and summer treats.

Stick to a schedule. On vacation, it’s easy to lose your usual routine by sleeping in, snacking more often and eating meals at irregular intervals. But if you stick to a regular eating schedule, you won’t become overly hungry and you’ll be less tempted to eat high-calorie snacks between meals.

Eat every three hours—three meals plus one or two snacks—to keep your energy level stable and hunger at bay.