We all tend to indulge our food cravings once in a while, which means added pounds and broken diets — especially on holidays. Try alternating healthy and unhealthy meals to avoid going on a binge.
The idea is similar to a tip we've shared before to keep your healthy habits going through holidays. You can give yourself the freedom to try whatever you like without worrying about your diet, just balance your choices with healthier options in the next meal, says Nerd Fitness:
If you eat a bad meal, make the next one a healthy one…no exceptions! Opt for the side salad instead of extra french fries. Get grilled chicken instead of breaded chicken. Eat a healthy snack instead of more cookies and crackers. The goal here isn't to stay 100% on track, but rather to keep your momentum so it's easier to get back on track at the end.
Remember, you can still get delicious food while eating healthy. It's a simple matter of choices. For example, vacations are a great time to explore local cuisine, and most cuisines have healthy dishes too, especially when it comes to what the natives eat, so ask for that.
The full post has some other good ideas to stay healthy on vacations, such as a workout game and restricting carbs to your drinks as much as possible.
Stay Healthy on Vacation With This Simple Hack [Nerd Fitness]