The world is my oyster…except I don’t like oysters! But I do love the world, and over the past several years my husband, Mick, and I have become quite the globetrotters! All that being said – we do our best to not let our Healthy Eating Slip!
These past 24 months alone, we’ve been blessed enough to visit places like Africa, Dubai, Ecuador, The Dominican Republic, Mexico, France, Bora Bora, Italy, Hawaii, Jamaica, Canada, Germany and The Maldives. The climate, the people and the food are all so unique and beautiful in their own way. I love to soak up the views, talk to the people and try the local cuisine. You simply HAVE to eat a soft pretzel at the Hofbrauhaus in Germany and there’s no way you’re leaving Italy without trying some pizza.
So how do we stay on track when out of our routine? Can you even think about healthy eating on vacation? It can be a bit tougher when you’re not sure what’s on the menu for dinner, or if you’ll have the time and space to workout.
Here are 5 things I do on vacation to stay on track…[All of these things help me stay as close to my healthy eating routine as possible no matter what surprises come my way]
As far as WHAT to eat for breakfast and dinner, that’s easy….SHARE! Share the naughty foods you want to try with your travel buddy. Don’t each of you get the French croissant or Hawaiian sweet bread. Instead order one for the both of you and just have a taste. Worst-case scenario, you’ll have eaten a half of one but that’s much better than a whole one yourself.
Aside from that, try to keep your carbohydrates on the lower side (especially those containing sugar) and eat plenty of vegetables. I guarantee you’ll love how the locals there take their farm fresh produce and make it…this ain’t your Mom’s frozen bag of corn, peas and carrots.
It’s a Big World out there. Explore.
My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 43! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 27 years and married for 22 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 18 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 16 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 10 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!