HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WHILST ON HOLIDAY…

Holidays are for enjoying yourself but that doesn’t mean your health should take a back burner- in fact quite the opposite! Holidays are for relaxing and rejuvenating yourself. No one wants to go home even more tired and stressed than when they arrived! This is my healthy holiday protocol that you are welcome to follow this summer….

 

  • Drink water all day long- I fill my water bottle up first thing and keep re filling all day.
  • I start my day with a light brief yoga session, mediation, swim or a brisk walk. – Holidays are absolutely for more relaxed versions of movement.
  • I still start my day with warm water and lemon (I just get lemons or my room or have down at breakfast)
  • Buffet Breakfast is normally always protein rich – a 2 egg omelette with sautéed veggies and lots of greens, avocado and sometimes a slice of rye toast or greek yoghurt with muesli, berries and banana. If you like to have a coffee now is the time to have it. If you like to have fruit make sure you have it first on an empty stomach to optimize digestion. Buffets can be challenging. You don’t need to feel like you have to try everything because you have a few days to trial the other breakfast items. Lunch time is either grilled fish and veggies, veggies, protein and some rice or a big salad with a protein and good fats.
  • Movement- I walk as much as I can around the resort/area that I am staying at.
  • I always have a 4-5pm snack when I come off the beach/pool to help me hang in there until dinner time (helping me to control my dinner portions too!) – which is a healthy bar, or a handful of almonds, or veggie stick with dip or some Greek yoghurt I put in the mini fridge.
  • Dinner is usually fresh fish/seafood with sautéed veggies and salad – this is if I am at a seaside location. Otherwise any grilled protein with lots of veggies. I usually start my meal with a fresh salad and always fill up on the veggie sides.
  • I love to enjoy 1-2 glasses of wine on holiday – very moderate amounts but enough to just make me feel a little relaxed – I drink red wine or I love rosé on holiday.
  • A brisk walk after dinner time to chat and digest is a great way to end your meal and get some movement in.
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.