If you’re anything like me, a ‘Well heck yes, I’m on holiday!’ approach applies when travelling. This often leads to excessive eating (ordering too much / snacking when you’re not hungry) and drinking a little too much booze (hello 10am cocktails). What happens on tour, stays on tour. #noregrets
This can mean coming home feeling super relaxed but also a little sluggish. Blergh.
Having just returned from a trip to Thailand, I’m going to kick-start a few things to help get me back into my feel-good groove. And if I say them out loud to y’all, that makes me accountable, right?
I don’t like the idea of diets, as they seem too tough and strict. A healthy eating plan? Well now, that sounds much more enticing.
As well as drinking loads of water and getting back into regular afternoon gym sessions (surprisingly I’ve actually missed the treadmill these past few weeks) I’m going to get stuck into these 7 guides to help me shake that holiday slug.
1. Start the day with a healthy breakfast
Something filling and good for you like a creamy banana or choc-mint smoothie will do the trick (and won’t take long to make). Keep your freezer stocked with smoothie ingredients like mixed berries and portions of bananas, mangos and pineapples.
2. Only snack when you’re hungry
Instead of eating just because the it’s meal time, snack on something small to get you by. A batch of homemade granola is handy to munch on when you’re feeling peckish.
3. Bring your lunch
Instead of using weekdays as an excuse to eat out, take some time the night before to prepare your lunch. You’ll save money and you’ll be eating well. A homemade hummus with crackers or sticks of carrots and cucumber or a rice and veg dish if you’re after something more filling.
4. Keep dinner light
Eliminate big, heavy meals for dinner and don’t eat too late. A bowl of homemade soup is a great way to load up on veg and you can freeze portions for later.
5. Load up with fruits and vegies
A healthy salad or stir fry is a great way to enjoy loads of veg in one meal. I love a simple warm salad or a tofu stir fry. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, whiz up a batch of almond cream and serve it with loads of fresh fruit. You’ll think you’re having something naughty when it’s really all good.
6. Stuff it and roast it
If you’re keen for a no-fuss meal, you can’t go wrong with roasting your veg. Pop them into a sheet of pastry if you want to make it fancy. Stuffing your favourite veg is great too – mushrooms and capsicums are perfect for this.
7. Make your food from scratch
Get cooking! Take a break from dining out and ditch those packet meals and sauces. Something simple like a homemade pesto can be used loads of ways. You’ll know exactly what you’re eating – no hidden nasties.
What get healthy tips do you have for getting back on track after a trip?
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