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Enjoy Vacation Without Gaining Weight

holiday tips

You don’t have to accept that you have to gain weight while on vacation. You might be thinking that’s not possible. It sure is! Looking for ways to lose or maintain weight while on vacation? Follow the tips listed below:

  1. Weigh yourself before you go on vacation. This might be scary for some. However, if you don’t know the baseline you have nothing to compare. View the number on the scale as just a number and not a reflection of something you did wrong. The goal is to get the number down or maintain it and its challenging for this to happen if you don’t know the number you are working on to begin with.
  2. Change your mindset. You do not have to believe and think that the norm is to gain weight while on vacation. If you believe that thought, you have placed yourself in a losing position before the race even begins.
  3. Eat regularly while paying attention to your body’s signals. Your body lets you know when you are full. Pay attention to that while eating 5-6 times a day. 3 meals and 2-3 snacks.
  4. Drink lots of water. Consume at least 64 ounces of water while on vacation and even more if you are consuming alcohol.
  5. Keep moving. Move while on vacation. This can be walking, slow jog, running, dancing, going to the gym to use weights or some group exercise if offered. It should be fun and not feel like a chore.
  6. Be all in even when indulging. The key to doing it right is immersing yourself and enjoying the experience. When guilt or anxiety is involved it can cause the deprivation cycle which results in weight gain.

I am a firm believer that this works. I was on vacation with friends and we had a lot of fun while eating and drinking adult beverages. 🙂 That said, we also found the time to do pushups, Zumba and yoga on the beach while listening to music and the sound of the waves. No, it didn’t feel like a chore at all! And the result? Nobody gained weight.

Following these tips is a great way to help you maintain your weight while on vacay. So keep these in mind when go on a holiday.


P.S. Do you need extra help to lose or maintain weight? Let’s chat. Email to schedule a complimentary call over the phone or Skype. The holidays will be here soon and we can discuss a plan that will keep you going through the holidays and beyond.

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