We want to know…what do you think of when we mention spring break?
Although most people think of sunburns, skimping on sleep, and sipping cool refreshing drinks with little umbrellas, Personal Trainer Food wants you to know that there are healthy ways to enjoy spring break without causing a diet disaster.
When you’re on your way to relax, whether it be Miami or Cancun, keep these healthy tips in mind and stay on track to keep your body “beach ready” all summer long. After all, you want that awesome bikini (or three) you bought for spring break to last you the whole swim suit season.
1. Stick to the habits you’ve learned while on Personal Trainer Food.
You may not be bringing your Personal Trainer Food with you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make good choices. Some people believe that when they’re on vacation, it gives them a free pass to eat and drink whatever they want.
Unfortunately, your body doesn’t know the difference between being on vacation and not. You can still splurge, but instead of splurging on carbs and sugars, treat yourself to lobster, a nice steak dinner, or an awesome salad. Although we don’t have fish on our menu here at Personal Trainer Food, it’s a great choice to make when eating out and it’s a great compliment to the program! For your side items, skip the rice and beans and have some fresh, steamed vegetables or a bit of tropical avocado instead.
Oh…and that gas station junk food you might pick up before you hit the road is not the treat you want to eat– but you are sure to find some hard boiled eggs, cheese, apples, and even salads to nosh on!
2. Take advantage of the all-inclusive resorts.
They will help save you money and also provide you with great “get-moving” activities like yoga, volleyball, or snorkeling. This will allow you to switch up your walking routine and enjoy your vacation at the same time.
3. Avoid the frozen drinks.
Alcohol of any sort in any amount is going to set you back. That’s just the cold, hard truth. However, if you are set on having a drink, go with the with the lesser of two evils by choosing something like a vodka and club soda with a lemon or lime. This cocktail is light and is not loaded down with sugars like Strawberry Mango Margaritas, Mojitos, and such that can have over 50 grams of sugar in one drink!
4. Reach Out to Our Weight Loss Coaches.
Have any more questions about how to make the best choices for spring break? Talk with one of our Weight Loss Coaches at 1-800-273-1686 x4 free of charge. You can even chat live with one using your cell phone if you find yourself wondering what you should do eating out, on the go, (and even how to recover if you do happen to go off program).
p.s. Don’t forget the sunblock!