How to Sustain Weight While Travelling?
Does your diet go on a vacation too when you’re travelling? Traveling can pose challenges to dieters. Vacation is usually considered as an excuse to go off-track from the diet by eating oversized meals or foods with high fat or leaving the exercise in some corner! But, if you plan well in advance and prevent going off- the path it’s not going to be a hilly road.Here are some tips to secure the diet:
1. PACKED MEALS:
Keep some nutrient dense foods ready and packed like multigrain/whole wheat bread sandwiches, multigrain flour theplas, a pack of raw salads (carrot/cucumber sticks), fruits, low-fat yoghurt, roasted chana/soybeans, sports bar, khakras/dal khakras, etc. In this way, you would have healthy options on hand while you’re hungry.
2. STAY HYDRATED:
Instead of overindulging in dehydrating caffeinated and alcoholic beverages it is recommended to carry bottled water or asking for sparkling water/ flavoured waters is a great alternative too. In-flight low humidity and re-circulation of air is a good set up for dehydration which can, in turn, cause fatigue. Have a thumb rule of having a glass of water every hour.
3. DO NOT SKIP MEALS:
Skipping meals when on a holiday is considered as an option to save both money and calories but it is important for one to understand that the chances of overeating in the next meal increases. Eating controlled portion-sized meals every 3 hours is essential to keep the metabolism high.
4. DO EXERCISE:
No gym in the hotel is no excuse to fall off from the workout wagon! There are varied refreshing activities one can indulge in to stay fit like swimming, hiking, yoga, stretching, push-ups, etc Also, walking, running or cycling around the area is a great way to discover a new place and get outdoors.
5. MEAL-OUT OPTIONS:
Order judiciously while in restaurants for example when in an Italian restaurant order for pasta with Arabiatta sauce or whole wheat thin crust pizzas with more of vegetable topping or when in a Chinese restaurant choose clear soup or stir-fried vegetables with Tofu.Choices, like baked over fried or stir-fried over buttered, are wise ones which would help you in saving those extra inches.
Remember that your holiday is not only about food, while you’re not on your regular routine it is very easy for you to break the diet. You don’t need to sacrifice on good nutrition just to have a good time.
CHOOSE WISELY, BON VOYAGE!