We all know that when we go on vacation it's suppose to be a time for us to leave it all behind, the stress, the job and the daily schedule. But if you are on a diet and are trying to eat healthy do you leave that behind as well? No, you really shouldn't. You should try to stay on your healthy diet. So you will need to take some time to plan for keeping on that healthy diet while you are on vacation.
When you travel you should pack some of your own healthy snacks to take with you. Pick items that are not only healthy but easy to carry around as well. Good things to bring would be granola bars, whole grain crackers, trail mix, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and nuts. Just make sure that the salt content is low on the nuts and seeds when you buy them.
Make sure that you drink plenty of water when you are on vacation. It should be no different than when you are at home. So it's a good idea to keep a bottle or two of water with you wherever you go while on vacation. Depending upon where you are going, you might want to pack your own cooler with some healthy food which you can buy while on vacation instead of going to fast foods you'll have your own food handy. This could include local fresh fruits and veggies, yogurt, healthy sandwiches that you make yourself.
When you do go out to eat for lunch or dinner make sure that you choose salads with low fat salad dressings and choose the grilled meats and fish over the fried varieties that you find at most of the fast food places.
If you want to order room service you may have some good choices of healthy foods from these menus so take advantage of them and pick the healthiest from their menus. However, when you check in, don't accept the mini bar key, not only is it too expensive but it's also filled with far too many unhealthy items to choose from. Stick with room service.
If the room you are in has a microwave you can buy some of your own food and just cook it up in your room in the microwave. This will really save you a lot of money as well as the ability to eat healthier foods. It's a good idea to ask when you are making your room reservations if your room has a microwave or a refrigerator. Then you'll know ahead of time that you can bring your own food and prepare it.
One of the first things you should do when you get to where you are going is to find the closest grocery store so that you know right away where you can go and get food that is going to help you stay on your diet.
Note: Stay away from the donuts offered at continental breakfasts and choose just the fruits, cereals and muffins that are offered instead. Also, make sure that you only eat when you are actually hungry.