Summertime is fast approaching, which means that many of us will choose to go on a holiday of some description. Whether you decide to jet off to some exotic location or decide to stay closer to home, it is important to strive for balance while still enjoying yourself!
The trouble is, holidays can usually involve big portions, desserts, beers and cocktails. This can easily leave you coming home with a few unwanted pounds if you’re not too careful. So follow these 4 easy and simple tips which should have you arriving home looking and feeling just as good as when you left!
1. Limit the alcohol
It can be easy to get carried away when you have beer, wine and cocktails readily available while on holiday. Whilst drinking can be a fun and enjoyable part of your holiday, it’s a good idea to control your intake, helping to maintain your weight loss results in the process! To help save calories even further, opt for the lower calorie option drinks. Choosing drinks like spirits, non alcoholic and mixers, over wines and beer, can end up saving you hundreds of calories by the end of the day and over the duration of your holiday.
2. Intermittent fasting
This can be easily and effectively scheduled into your holiday just by skipping your breakfast or lunch. It’s a simple way to keep your daily calories in check for the day, without having to be overly restrictive either.
If you don’t think you can go without either meal, then choose a light breakfast or lunch, like fresh fruit and yogurt or a nice salad.
This will help save you calories, meaning you can eat and enjoy more food and drink for dinner, which is great as it tends to be the biggest and most calorie dense meal of the day!
3. Keep your steps up
Although chilling by the pool all day is great, one of the best and easiest ways to keep your weight under control on holiday is to keep your step count high. Try getting out and exploring local towns and villages or going on evening walks across the beach to watch the sunset. These are just some examples of good ways to increase your calorie burn during your holiday. Doing these things will get your steps in without feeling like you’re having to exercise on holiday!
4. Keep the training up as much as possible
Whilst on holiday it’s important to realise that you’re unlikely to be breaking any personal bests, nor should you be aiming too. The goal and purpose of your workouts should only be to keep things in working order and ticking over whilst you’re away.
Choose a varied selection of 5-6 exercises and perform 2-3 sets for each, hitting the 10-15 rep ranges!
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