1) Always pack healthy snacks!
Whether you're heading to the beach or walking around Disney World or an amusement park - if you get hungry and you smell the savory aromas of fast food, you'll cheat. So instead, nip cravings and hunger in the bud by packing and nibbling on snacks regularly. Think ahead,plan ahead and bring your favorite fruit,pear or apple slices, a low cal high protein meal bar or just plain carrots and celery. Keep it simple,clean and fresh!
2) Make sure you workout while traveling!
It's almost a given if you're on vacation you're going to do more walking than usual...but make a point of it. If you're lounging on a beach - don't just lie there - get up and walk around. Sitting by the pool, jump in and swim laps or simply walk in the water back and forth. And don't forget your Iso-Towel Workout - it'll go with you any where and can be done any time.You can also stay at hotels that have fitness centers-tip: call ahead for the hours of operation so that you can schedule your workout.
3) Skip the buffet!
Almost any place you stay offers a breakfast buffet. Tables, upon tables, of food piled high. Avoid the buffet, it's just too darn tempting. Even smart choices can get out of hand - say you promise to fill up on fruit. That should be good, right? Maybe, maybe not. Are you over eating? Fruit still has calories. It's why we advise, skip the buffet - eat a protein supplement or meal replacement in your room and meet up with your friends or family after breakfast. Then make fun of them as they complain about being too stuffed.
4) Drink plenty of water!
Water is always good for you, but when you're on vacation it's doubly good. Flying in plane can dehydrate you and even family car trips can leave you thirsty and in need of a drink. Just make sure it's H20 and not alcohol. Water will also fill you up and keep you from getting hungry. Drink cold water, lots of ice if you can. The body has to spend energy to heat and digest the cold water - and every calorie burnt is one that won't stick around.
5) Share your weight loss goals with fellow travelers!
People usually mean well, they're not trying to get you to cheat. They simply want you to have fun and enjoy yourself. So when they say "one piece of cake isn't going to hurt you," they mean well. But if you tell fellow travelers that you're trying to maintain your diet and want to continue to be healthy while on vacation you might be surprised. Those tempting offers will turn into support and maybe they'll eat better and workout with you. So don't try to hide your diet - celebrate it and share the goals with your family and friends. Usually they'll support you in your watching what you eat. Well except for your grandmother - you're always too thin to her.