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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation


One of the best parts of summer is the chance to go on vacation. And one of the best parts of going on vacation is the chance to explore local cuisines and new restaurants.

But without careful planning, one of the downsides of any vacation is that health, diet, and fitness goals can easily get off track. In turn, you are left feeling exhausted, bloated, and low on energy.

When you’re on vacation, it’s possible to enjoy some delicious treats and well-deserved nights out on the town without completely derailing your healthy eating goals.

Here are some tips for enjoying your time away and still eating healthy while on vacation.

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Eat breakfast

It’s easy to skip the first meal of the day when you’re on vacation. But eating a healthy breakfast as part of your vacation routine is crucial for keeping your fitness goals on track and having the energy to get through busy vacation days.

One Daily Splurge

It’s vacation, so you should enjoy a daily treat or splurge! Give yourself permission for one delicious daily splurge or treat (instead of 7 or 8).

Pack Snacks

If you have a plane ride or a long car ride ahead of you, come prepared with plenty of snacks. Try pretzels, cheese sticks, trail mix, seeds and nuts, fresh apples, plums, or pears; dried fruit, cut-up veggies with nut butter or hummus, and plenty of water.

Find a Farmer’s Market or Grocer

When you reach your destination, stock up on more nutritious snacks to sustain you during your stay. Make sure to avoid breaking the budget on marked-up snacks at the hotel, resort, campground, or bar.

Avoid Alcohol

Loading up with delicious snacks from a local farmer’s market or supermarket will help you avoid the high sugar, high sodium, and simple carb snacks typically offered at the hotel’s minibar.

Try Superfood Supplement

Try supplements when you can’t get the nutrition you want from food due to a lack of availability or time constraints! When stored correctly, they will last longer and are easy to travel with. On vacation or off, another way to make sure that you get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet is through these green supplements from Organifi, Garden of Life, and Genestra.

Pure Superfood – Organifi

Pure Superfood from Organifi contains a powerful superfood blend with nutrients that support mental clarity, digestion, and a healthy mood. That’s because Pure Superfood from Organifi contains three powerful superfood blends: the Digestive Blend (with organic Prebiotic Powder, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Organic Baobab, and Organic Lemon Powder); the Digestive Enzyme Blend (with Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Aloe Vera Powder, and Organic Ginger Root Extract), and Cognitive Blend (with Organic Coconut Water Powder, Organic Lion’s Mane Extract, and Organic Whole Coffee Extract). To get started, add 1 scoop to 8-10 ounces of the beverage of your choice, mix, and enjoy!

Perfect Food Super Green Formula Caplets – Garden of Life

More than 90% of American adults do not consume the recommended number of daily fruits and vegetable servings recommended by the USA. Perfect Food Super Green Formula Caplets from Garden of Life can help. Perfect Food Super Green Formula Caplets are an all-natural, whole food supplement packed with natural greens, vegetables, sprouts, and organic cereal grass. Each serving of this supplement contains 46 phytonutrient-dense superfoods, 13 sprouted ingredients, and 10 strains of probiotics and fermented whole food ingredients. Ideal for low-carb diets or people that do not eat enough green food, Perfect Food Super Green Formula provides an excellent natural source of Vitamins A and C and other vitamins, supports  healthy immune function, and promotes a healthy carbohydrate metabolism.

Phyto Greens Powder Organic – Genestra

Phyto Greens Powder Organic from Genestra is an herbal supplement with a broad spectrum blend of phytonutrients. Its powerful Organic Fruit and Vegetable Blend is packed with organic fruits, vegetables, and superfoods, including: apple fruit, beetroot, carrot roof, spinach leaf, strawberry fruit, cherry fruit, broccoli stem and floret, kale, blackberry, brussels sprouts, ginger, asparagus, and many more. Phyto Greens Powder Organic also contains organic chlorella broken cell, organic alfalfa leaf, organic barley leaf, organic millet sprout, organic oat grass, and organic wheat leaf. This USDA certified organic herbal supplement is ideal for vegans and is a source of powerful antioxidants.

What are your best tips for eating healthy on vacation?