How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

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We are finally moving into spring and that means people will begin traveling over spring break.  We are heading out ourselves next week and I am so ready to relax!  Everyone is chomping at the bit to get out of the house after the long winter.  Hopefully, you have managed to keep that ‘eat healthy and exercise’ resolution you made back in January but now you are faced with a challenge.  Vacation presents a whole new set of temptations and difficulties when it comes to healthy eating.  In order to avoid packing on the already shed pounds, you need to learn how to eat healthy on vacation.  Here are a few tips to help you avoid blowing your diet completely while you are traveling.

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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Going on vacation? In order to avoid packing on the pounds, you need to learn how to eat healthy on vacation. Here are a few tips for your next trip.

1.  Plan ahead:  Get online and research the area you will be traveling in.  Find nearby restaurants and look at their online menu.  See if the food they offer will fit with your dietary needs.  Everyone needs to splurge once in a while but you might want to avoid places that only offer batter fried foods!

2. Spend more for a hotel room with a kitchen: The best tip I have for how to eat healthy on vacation is to get a hotel room with a refrigerator, microwave or mini kitchen.  Hit the grocery store and pick up some fruit, granola bars, or trail mix.  That way if the munchies hit while you are in your room, you won’t be tempted to hit the vending machine at 11 PM.  You can also save a bit of money by eating a simple breakfast in your room rather than filling up on pastries at the buffet.

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

3. Pack a big purse:  Hunger always seems to hit while we are wandering around museums or other tourist attractions.  Most of those places not only have very little healthy food, but it is also very expensive.  Save money and calories by bringing a large purse or backpack with you.  Throw in some snacks and bottled water for sudden snack cravings.

4. Share Your Meals:  Most restaurant meals are WAY too big.  Consider sharing your meal with your spouse or travel partner or even your child.  Some restaurants really do NOT like to do this, though, so you may want to ask the management before going if this is the way you would like to dine.

5.  Remember that ‘road food’ doesn’t have to mean ‘fattening food’:  There is nothing worse for your waistline than fried, greasy fast food.  Skip the burgers, fries, and shakes and choose something lighter instead.There are several healthier fast food options on the road if you look closely.  Choose a salad or fruit cup rather than fries and a burger.

Making healthier choices on the road will ensure that you come home still able to fit into your skinny jeans!

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  1. I would love to say and hope that the next one is to the mountains of colorado
  2. my next road trip will take be to Daytona Beach Florida and Orlando Florida !!
  3. Adrienne gordon says
    loudonville, oh
  4. Mary Casper says
    To Michigan to see my mother
  5. To Orlando Florida
  6. To the Florida beaches
  7. Shannon Baas says
    Headed to California.
  8. Duane Cooper says
    We are planning a weekend trip to Orlando, FL.
  9. I'll be driving to Atlanta next month
  10. Tari Lawson says
    My next road trip will take us to Orlando.
  11. My next road trip will take me to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  12. Rebecca Graham says
    My next road trip will take me to Jackson TN.
  13. Our next road trip will be to Wilmington. We will have a softball tournament there later this year. Thank you!!
  14. tonya dreese says
    To Key West Florida and beyond. :)
  15. I plan to visit my brother in North GA.
  16. So far we have 2 road trips planned, we are going to Dallas next month and to Disney World on August
  17. Julie Murphy says
    To Hannibal Mo.
  18. Kim Keithline says
    My next road trip is at Easter and I am going home to PA to see my parents
  19. My next trip is up to Mass. where I will pick up where I left off on the Appalachian Trail.
  20. Our next trip will be to Florida
  21. To the beach.
  22. Paula Hafner says
    Our next trip is a weekend trip to the Blueridge Mountains of VA.
  23. Ellie Wright says
    My next road trip is from Texas to Arizona to visit my best friend.
  24. To Illinois to visit all 4 of my grandparents!
  25. Angela Cisco says
    We will be going to Orlando Fl from Michigan than up the east coast to Virgina Beach then possibly NY if we have time.
  26. Tammy OHagan says
    Going to the Poconos with some friends this summer
  27. Carolyn Daley says
    I believe our next road trip is going to be to Daytona, Beach.
  28. Carol Godfrey says
    My next road trip will be to the Florida Gulf Coast!
  29. We just bought an RV. But husband changed work hours so we will only be able to take a mini vacation this year; probably 5 days in Saint Louis. Thank you
  30. Connie Tucker says
    My next road trip will be to the Florida Keys.
  31. It can be so easy to reach for the burger especially when fast food is readily available but your right, opting for a salad is always a healthier alternative. Or sampling the local cuisine x

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