Stay Trim on Vacation with 8 Simple Strategies

Stay Trim on Vacation with 8 Simple Strategies

Hello, Vacation!  You’re ready to kick back and relax.  While the thought of a summer vacation is exciting, deep down you may be worried you’ll return from vacation unable to button your favorite shorts!   How can you enjoy your getaway without packing on the pounds?  Check out these simple strategies.

The Dead Sea, Israel

1.  Get your metabolism fired up before you go.  Follow a good program based on blood sugar stabilization (such as my 4-Week BLAST) so that you’re already a fat-burning machine before you leave.  You’ll continue to burn while you’re gone, and you’ll be able to get back on track quickly when you return.
2. Be prepared.    Pack healthy, portable options like dried fruit, turkey jerky, nuts, raisins, protein powder and balanced protein bars.  If you’re flying, make sure you have balanced snacks in your carry-on bag.   If you have access to a cooler while you travel, pack greek yogurt, cheese sticks and fruit.
3.  Request a fridge in your hotel room.  This makes healthy options much easier.  Stop by a local grocery store when you arrive and stock up on fresh fruit, greek yogurt, cheese sticks, and even rotisserie chicken (peel off the skin and eat the white meat for great protein).
4.  Keep healthy snacks with you at all times.  To prevent cravings and binging, eat frequent meals and snacks that have a balance of protein, fat and carbs.
5.  Load up on water.  Stay hydrated, especially if you are drinking alcohol.
6.  Stay active.  Enjoy walks on the beach, hiking, and exploring your new surroundings.  Make a point to get up early and exercise, even if it’s a short, brisk walk each morning.
Hiking Window Rock, Arizona

Hiking Window Rock, Arizona

7.  Take advantage of healthy meals when you can.  When you indulge, enjoy it and don’t feel guilty.
8.  Get back on track as soon as you get home.   Make the next meal an opportunity to re-stabilize your blood sugar and feel your best!
Enjoy your vacation!


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Kelly Timmerman

Kelly has trained all types of people, including moms, Olympic athletes, kids, sports teams and busy professionals on how to improve their inner and outer well-being with proper nutrition. Kelly has coached nationally for over 11 years. She passionately empowers busy people to get their body back by making healthy eating SIMPLE and DOABLE for life.

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