Mike Gorski, RD, CPT - MG FITLIFE
Eating - It’s hard enough to eat well at home, much less on vacation. Think about your accommodations and what you’ll have access to.
Do some grilling on day ONE: chicken, beef, pork, fish, veggies, etc. Use some of the leftovers for snacks rather than “snacks.”
If you are going out to eat a lot, stick with the basics: non-processed, whole foods, such as meats, fish, and veggies. Make your side dishes healthy; enjoy the main dish – but remember your portions.
Exercise - Consider your accommodations and figure out what will be available to you (weights, cardio, nothing). What does your schedule looks like and how much do you want to devote to exercise? You’re on vacation so try to figure out how this won’t impede your experiences and time frames.
Are there other activities you are going to be doing that are active, such as hiking or biking that could be considered a replacement for a training session? Here are some suggestions based on accommodations:
Drinking - This can be one of the biggest challenges on vacation.
Relax - Don’t come back from vacation more stressed out, in worse shape, and needing a cleanse to get back on track. That’s what vacation should have been. You should be more fresh and clear-minded when you come back than when you left.