The Melbourne Cup break might be over and while some of you might have gotten back from your little break, I’m sure you’re bound to head out for another break sometime soon. I mean it’s already November and the summer holiday is just around the corner! Holiday breaks mean chilling out and taking a break from that stressful life we’ve all probably got, that also usually means that it’s time to indulge in the little things that we usually don’t when we’re not on holidays. This could be the foods we eat, drinks we consume and the over-relaxing we might do. Yes, there is such a thing as over-relaxing. It’s when you hardly move for over a week!!
How Not To Overindulge When On Holidays
Like your everyday life, you’d still need to go by the mantra “everything in moderation” while you’re enjoying your time away from home. Here are some tips to help you stay in control while you’re on holidays.
- Keep hydrated – feel free to indulge in your alcoholic cocktails, beers, wines, or even the delicious sugary concoctions, but be sure to keep yourself hydrated with water too. If you’re in a tropical country that serves fresh coconut water, I say opt for that for some healthy boost of electrolytes. For every alcoholic beverage you have, top it off with a glass of water. You know, just like when you go out clubbing.
- Top up on fresh fruit & vegetables – make sure you have a large serving of fruit and vegetables (cooked or fresh) with your meals. It keeps you regular 😉 .
- Smaller proportions – some places or countries, namely the U.S usually have large serving of meals. More than what we usually consume. Try getting an entree size, or share the meal with someone. Some places have the “healthy” option, which is usually just a smaller sized meal. This gives you a way of actually enjoying your meal without feeling too full or wasting food you just cannot finish. Plus, leaves you some room for dessert.
- Walk if you can – we usually drive everywhere we go here in Australia, so if you’re away and get a chance to walk, do that! Not only do get to do some incidental exercise, you’ll probably get a better experience of the place by walking around and exploring. And yes, window shopping is still considered an exercise!
Pretty easy and really common sense tips that more often than not are forgotten whenever we’re away. Have you got anything else to add?