How to Stay Healthy and Thin During Vacations

2nd April 2019
Do you believe that staying in shape during a vacation is impossible? In this article, we'll show you that it's not and also, we promise that you'll have a better time than you think you'd have!

Staying healthy and thin during vacations can be a challenge. On many occasions, we spend months dieting and working out regularly to look our best at that time, and when vacations are over, we realize we gained the weight back. How can you prevent this from happening?

In this article, we’ll show you that it’s possible to enjoy your vacations and, at the same time, stay healthy and thin. If you don’t believe us, keep reading and find out how.

With these four simple tips, you’ll return from your vacations in the same shape you started. You don’t have to limit any outings or food, so you can enjoy your vacations just as you planned them. We’re simply suggesting some plans to help you care for yourself and enjoy your time as much as you can.

Four tips to stay healthy and thin during vacations

 1. Wander around to discover less touristic places

Vacations aren’t synonymous with a sedentary lifestyle. During this time of rest, you can walk for one hour a day without trying too hard. A great way to do this is by enjoying a walk on the beach as the sun goes down.

We also recommend that you tour the area you’re visiting by walking around. Besides working out, you’ll mix with the locals and discover beautiful places. Without even noticing, you’ll walk for more than an hour, keep yourself active and burn calories.

Couple taking a walk at the beach

2. Choose the healthiest snacks

It’s true, during vacations we eat more food of poor quality. It’s also more common to go out and have snacks before lunch or dinner. These appetizers might be why during vacation you gain extra weight.

Our advice is that you enjoy these moments because there’s no reason not to. Just choose the healthiest options.

For example, pickled food, garlic prawns, mussels, octopus or ‘padrón’ peppers are proof that you can enjoy your vacations and stay healthy and thin.

3. Work out in a fun way

During vacation, you can keep doing sports and burning calories. Besides, you can do it in a fun way without even being conscious of it. Just as you’re going to see, there are many ways to stay in shape and enjoy resting at the same time.

One way of doing this is by renting a water slide or doing paddle surfing (main image). This is the best way of mixing fun, family time and exercise. You’ll only feel the effort you made at the end of the day when you feel relaxed and tired. Going up and down the slide or rowing, (in the case of paddle surf), are great exercises to keep you active on vacation.

If you’re not spending your vacation at the beach, you can also do sports in a fun way. Trekking routes or horse riding is a beautiful way to know all the areas of the places you visit.

4. Healthy drinks, the best way to refresh

Sodas and alcohol are, usually, the main reason why you may gain weight during vacation. It’s usual to drink them when it’s hot and you’re dehydrated. Of course, it’s okay to drink soda or pair your meal with a glass of wine.

Couple staying healthy and thin during their vacations by swimming

But, if this becomes a habit, it’ll be impossible to stay healthy and thin during vacations. Some alternatives are natural juices, water and complementary drinks for athletes.

Other good choices to refresh and rehydrate yourself with are healthy gazpacho or salmorejo (chilled soup). This way, you’ll not only maintain hydration but also give your body healthy nutrients.

After reading these four tips, why not try them? We’ve made an equally fun and healthy plan that your whole family will love. So, you can now enjoy vacations and at the same time, take care of yourself and stay healthy and thin.

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