Whether it’s the holidays or summer vacation, trying to lose weight and travel don’t seem to work well together. The holidays hit hard with sweet treats and no free time, and summer is all about resting, ice cream and going on road trips.
Luckily for you, Options Medical Weight Loss, Chandler, Arizona, is here to tell you that you can do both: lose weight and travel!
If you desire to stay on track, take some of our advice on how to lose weight and still have fun:
1. Watch What you Eat
I know this may seem tricky, how do I watch what I eat when I’m traveling all day or socializing with family? You can pack yourself a cooler for your car. Pre-plan snacks and meals if you don’t want to eat the unhealthy food around you. Also, look for smarter options, some fast-food places offer healthier options like grilled chicken or salad, but make sure to watch the dressing.
If you are staying with family, hotel or an Airbnb, go on a grocery run to surround yourself with foods you can eat and enjoy. This will help you save money and help plan your meals ahead and will ultimately keep you on track, while still getting to vacation.
2. Workout Before the Day Starts
Normally when traveling, you have a tight schedule with things to do, especially If you have kids. Try to work out before the day starts, get up and hour earlier and get some exercise. Not only will this help your fitness journey but will give you more energy throughout the day and will give you a positive mindset.
Waking up early can be a pain, especially after traveling, but while on vacation, try to plan some active activities you wouldn’t normally do. Go on a hike, go on a bike ride, or try an exercise series on YouTube. There are many ways to be active while vacationing, and you won’t feel guilty when you get home from your trip.
3. Stay Hydrated
Bring your own water bottle when you travel. There are endless kinds that can fill to the perfect amount you need. Staying hydrated will keep you feeling well, and you can always refill it when needed.
Another point, watch your alcohol intake. When losing weight, alcohol is normally off limits, but watching what you drink is a good idea if you want to have a few drinks and still lose weight. In a social setting, it’s very easy to lose track of the consumptions, so try to watch yourself and this can help with your journey.
Traveling doesn’t always have to mean you put a pause in your weight loss goals, using these tips will help keep you healthy, hydrated and on track for that weight loss. Options Medical Weight Loss is here to provide you with help on your weight loss journey, contact us today.