1.) Continuing to exercise and move my body in fun ways. Bike riding, walking, kayaking, taking a new fitness class, etc. I take my exercise bands and TRX system with me since they take up very little space and do some FASTer Way on-demand workouts, too!
2.) Intermittent Fasting! yes, it’s super easy to do most days on vacation! I sleep better and it seems to help with my digestive tract, too. TMI.. but traveling can really mess that up!
3.) WATER WATER WATER! I start my day with water and try to carry my Yeti full of water around throughout the day.
4.) Whole Food Nutrition 80% of the time. I make the best choices I can by choosing foods in their most natural state. However, I will absolutely indulge guilt-free if the family goes for pizza! 😉
5.) Alcohol! oh, this is a tough one! I definitely drink more alcohol than normal while on a vacation. So I pick alcohol that does not have high-calorie mixers. I choose rosé, dry red wine, or clear liquor with a calorie-free mixer. I try to not indulge too late at night so my sleep is not affected and keeps hydrated with water.
6.) I have found that while traveling in the car, a little prep goes a long way! Instead of stopping at too many fast-food restaurants, I pack Boars Head Deli Sandwiches, apples, grapes, etc. Not only does this cut down on travel times, but we don’t feel terrible upon arrival!
7.) If I am going to stop at a fast-food joint, I try to pick Chipotle or something similar. The burrito bowl is about as macro-friendly as they come! You can even order ahead on their app so it’s ready when you arrive.
8.) When in doubt at a restaurant, start with a lean protein. We tend to under consume protein when we are traveling, so make that the star of your plate. This is super easy if you are on a beach vacation with all of the seafood selections! (not fried though!)