Staying Healthy on Vacation: Tips and Tricks from a Registered Dietician

Vacation is a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but for those who are trying to maintain or lose weight, it can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy while on vacation:

  1. Bring healthy snacks. Don’t leave it up to chance. Pack mini packages of knots, freeze dried edamame, roasted chickpeas, fruit, a sandwich, or even a salad for the plane. This way, you’ll be well prepared and won’t have to rely on unhealthy options when you get to your destination.
  1. Stay hydrated. Water is essential for good health, so make sure you’re drinking at least 64 ounces throughout the day. Try drinking two glasses of water leading up to lunch and two glasses of water leading up to dinner.
  1. Plan ahead when dining out. Look at the menu ahead of time and make a mental game plan. This way, when you sit down, you’re not overwhelmed by all of the choices and are more likely to choose something on the healthier side.
  1. Stay active. Pack workout clothes and sneakers and make sure to move your body. Even just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a big difference. If you’re in a nice climate.