Many people embark on a weight loss journey to feel more confident in the summer months, and show off a newer, slimmer, self.
But if you’re not yet confident enough to bare all on the beach, the temptations of the holiday can make you feel worse. All inclusive buffets, sunset cocktails, and eating out regularly: there’s enticing traps everywhere you look. Staying healthy on your holidays is such a tricky thing to do, but with support and motivation, it’s definitely not impossible!
So, if you’re trying to get fit and healthy even while you’re away, we’ve put together 10 top tips to stay on track with your weight loss journey on holiday.
- Drink plenty of cold water
Staying hydrated is vital for losing or maintaining weight loss. Not only can it fill you up when you’re craving a snack, but drinking 3L of cold water a day boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories!
- Limit your carb intake
Carbohydrates can really hinder your weight loss journey due to their high sugar levels. Limiting the amount of simple carbohydrates you eat – so white pasta, white bread, and rice – will help you to keep your blood sugar levels down, making you less likely to crave sugar and snack.
- Think about your appetite
If you find yourself eating excessively, you may benefit from starting a medical weight loss journey with Bodyline. We offer fully supported bespoke medical weight loss services, made to fit around your lifestyle, while on your holidays or at home! With 17 years of experience, and over 100,000 success stories, we are experts in helping you achieve the results you want. Get in touch by calling 0800 995 3036 or filling in an online contact form.
- Treat yourself, but track yourself
Holidays are about enjoyment, celebrations, and special memories. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on too much. Studies show that dieters have a better success of weight loss when they are not overly restricted by rules. So be sure to indulge a little – just keep track of your indulging to ensure you remain in a calorie deficit and stay healthy on your holidays!
- Keep moving
Tempting though flopping by the pool can be, an important element of a successful weight loss journey is high activity levels and plenty of exercise. Whether it’s going for a long walk on the beach, or playing rounders with your family on the campsite – ensure you are not stationery for the entire vacation.
- Better breakfasts
Begin your day with high protein breakfasts to curb snacking and cravings later in the day. Protein is key in losing and maintaining your weight, so increase your protein intake and boost your chances of success!
- Use the pool
Don’t just lie beside it! Leisurely swimming in the pool can burn up to 575 calories in just one hour. Jump in the pool with your kids and do some lengths up and down for 20-30 minutes, once you get out and feel how hungry you are you’ll realise how much energy you’re burning!
- Salads galore
Summer salads are delicious, nutritious, and perfect for a weight loss journey. High in fibre, vitamins, and minerals, a big healthy salad with lots of protein will keep you on track and fuller for longer.
- Stay positive
While on holidays, we can be quite critical of our bodies – comparing ourselves to everyone around us. It’s important not to do so – as the old saying goes, “comparison is the thief of joy”. Remain positive and focus on making healthy choices for yourself. A positive mindset is a key ingredient for a successful medical weight loss journey, so be sure to look after your mental health as well as your body.
- Focus on fresh
Finally, avoid processed foods and stick to fresh, locally grown ingredients in your meals. Whether you are eating out, or cooking yourself, search for recipes and meals with the freshest elements. Eating fresh, unprocessed foods is a sure-fire way to make sure you are consuming the healthiest meals on offer.
If are looking for more advice on staying healthy on your holidays, maintaining your weight this summer or kickstarting your weight loss don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0800 995 3036 or fill in the online contact form for a call back.