After a long, dark winter, we could all use a little sunshine, and spring is the perfect time to get away on a vacation. You have worked hard all winter to get yourself beach ready, but are you at risk of feeling the need to cover up before your vacation is over? Resorts and cruise ships offer a never-ending supply of buffets, snacks and alcoholic drinks – a disaster for anyone who is trying to maintain their weight on vacation. To help avoid outgrowing your bikini by week’s end, here are a few tips for you to consider:
Vacation drinks are among the worst when it comes to calories and sugar content. These tasty treats can easily rack up the excess calories – fast. Not only do they pack a ton of calories, but they also cause a spike in your blood sugar levels, which can increase hunger.
Being limited to a buffet-style meal at every sitting can lead to overeating. In order to maintain that hard-earned butt, you will need to set some rules. Restrict yourself to one plate per meal. This will help you choose your foods more wisely and prevent you from going overboard.
Lying in the sun or playing beach volleyball will make you sweat. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day to ensure hydration and optimize metabolism.
Keeping active is the easiest way to balance calories in and out while you are away from home. Try to choose one activity per day to help maintain a healthy balance of caloric intake. Volleyball, water sports or even something as simple as walking can help to work off the previous night’s indulgences.