Vacations are an excellent way of rejuvenating and recovering our energy after too many months at the office. However, unfortunately, many of us neglect to eat healthy and stay nutritious while on vacation due to the wide availability of food and dramatic change in our daily routines. Fortunately, with a bit of mindfulness and environmental modification, you can keep from packing on the pounds that you worked so hard to get off for your trip. Here are some tips and insight into ways to eat and stay healthy and nutritious the next time you head for the beach or on that summer cruise.
First of all, if you will be flying to your destination, be sure to eat a healthy meal in advance of your arrival at the airport. People tend to eat more when under stress, and if you arrive at an airport with an empty stomach, you are likely not going to have healthy eating on your mind, which means you will spend more money on unhealthy food. While the airports are taking strides to provide travelers with healthy choices, the majority of the food you will find is loaded with trans fats and high in calories. It is smart to bring along some healthy snacks to munch on during long flights and layovers. These will curb your appetite while also supplying your body with some nutrients and energy.
It is often difficult to find a health friendly hotel and area. Most hotels these days recognize that their clients will often be interested in staying healthy, and as such, will often have special meals available to cater to such clientele. When you order room service, be sure to ask for specific items on your order, such as low fat or low salt meals, as there are a number of hotels that will make an effort to accommodate your requests. They want you to come back and tell your friends about the service you received, after all. Sometimes, we arrive and find ourselves in a frenzy due to the lack of amenities to meet our needs. To prevent this from happening, researching reviews from other travelers is a very helpful tool. On my last trip to Florida, I found myself wondering how I would ever be able to maintain my healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, I did my due diligence and found a great site that called Gogobot that allowed me to plan out my trip from start to finish ensuring I could remain healthy along the way. The site offered travel reviews ranging from the hotels in Miami, to the restaurants, even on things to do. Tools like this are lifesavers when it comes to your nutrition on vacation.
When you arrive at your hotel, look for the foods you know to be healthy: whole grains, vegetables, and fruit should be your primary sources of nutrition. This doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in sweets and fats every now and then, but they should not become the focus of your meals simply because you are on vacation.
Look for healthy restaurants if you are in an area where you will be able to travel out and about on your own. Try not to go to fast food venues or all you can eat locations, as neither will encourage you to develop healthy eating habits. If you can look at the menu of a restaurant before you leave the hotel, you are more likely to make a good choice and not end up at a place with lots of grease and trans fats. When you get to the restaurant, try to add as many vegetables as you can, and try to stay away from the meat products. If you choose to eat meat, look for fish, then chicken, and then red meat last of all. Most all restaurants will cater to your wishes if you would love something special ordered. Make sure to scour the menu for a healthy option and find one that is not sacrificing in flavor as well.
In conclusion, it can be challenging to keep up our healthy lifestyles when we take a break from regular life by going on vacation. Fortunately, it is more than possible to continue to eat healthy and choose nutritious meals even when you are thousands of miles away from home.
Guest Blogger : Cole Millen
Launching in the UK – Level 10 Body Transformation Challenge
The Level 10 Body Transformation Challenge encourages participants to reach their ultimate goal and be the best they can be whether it be weight loss, body fat loss or even gaining lean muscle. The Level 10 Challenges will run locally, regionally and nationally with the best achievers being recognised with the chance to win £000’s in prizes.
What does the challenge involve?
- Performing personalised body analysis with participants
- Offering customised programmes and meal plans
- On-going consultations to support participants to reach their Level 10
- Providing nutrition and exercise education
- Weekly meetings to help follow up with your challenge participants
- 12 Week Contest to Transform Your Body
- 6 Categories of Competition
- Customers can compete for £000’s in prizes and giveaways
Tom Holland is lifestyle and fitness expert committed to helping people better their lives through fitness and through his message of “Believe in Yourself.” He has encouraged and coached thousands of people to reach their fitness goals; from losing weight to climbing mountains, running marathons and completing Ironman triathlons.
He is the co host of Herbalife’s work out dvds program 24Fit, which has designed by renowned physical therapist Robert Forster. Its soon to be released in the USA.
Didn’t think there was a fun way to lose weight?
Think again. You could even win a cash prize!
Join the Weight Loss Challenge to help reach your goals. Over a 12-week course, gain the knowledge and confidence, for healthy lasting weight loss.
Wondering how you’re going to fit into those new clothes in your wardrobe? So now discover a fun way to do just that and manage your weight, through: Support from your own personal coach
- Education on nutrition and eating well, for long term weight management
- Opportunities to meet like-minded people every week
- Inspiration in a fun environment, to achieve healthy results
Join the Weight Loss Challenge in Leicester, a 12-week course to gain the knowledge and confidence, to achieve healthy lasting weight loss, well beyond these 12 weeks.
It’s a ‘challenge’ because you could even win a cash prize if you are one of the top achievers in your Weight Loss Challenge.
Whats the typical breakfast? Cereal and Toast? According to a renowned cardiologist eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly belly fat, and reverse myriad health problems.
Millions of people, according to Dr William Davis experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive belly fat that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.”
His Book is Called Wheat Belly and explains why wheat causes you to release insulin which is a fat storage hormone.
NADH. is involved in more than 1,000 metabolic processes. Without a sufficient quantity of N.A.D.H. in the body, the cell suffers from an energy deficit. NADH- is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It is also known as Coenzyme 1, i.e. the most important coenzyme. Every cell of the human body contains a certain amount of N.A.D.H. As a natural energy transfer molecule, it is of crucial importance for the transformation of food-based energy into cell exploitable energy. NADH is now available as a food additive that supports the body’s own energy metabolism on the basis of the transfer of biological energy.
The effects of NADH
The more ATP energy a cell disposes of, the better its performance and the longer its lifespan. For instance, if a heart cell receives NADH to cover its natural N.A.D.H. demand, the amount of ATP in the cell increases immediately. Consequently, the cells have access to more energy, are able to deliver a better performance and live longer. The conclusion is simple – the more N.A.D.H. is available to the cell, the more ATP it will produce.