Hello hello! I am BACK from a 10-day adventure in Europe! I had an absolutely incredible time exploring, resting, and of course, EATING!
July was a weird month – don’t get me wrong it was a GREAT month, but there was so much going on between getting engaged, celebrations, social events, and vacation that I basically took the entire month off from macro counting. It just wasn’t worth the stress and I needed a break!
Because of that, I did indulge a lot and I did gain weight. Did I lose all of my progress? Absolutely not! But I do need to buckle down, return to normalcy and routine, and get my body back on track.
Before I get into that, I wanted to share some of my tips for healthy living on a cruise or vacation. Read on for more!
1. Go easy on breakfast. It can be so tempting to order everything on the menu when you’re on a cruise since you CAN, but I try to keep it pretty light at breakfast since I know I will be eating more than usual throughout the day.
2. Stay active during the day. One way to beat that vacation puffiness is to choose activities that keep you moving! I went on an intense hike one day (burned the same amount of calories as if I did three normal workouts) and white water rafting.
3. Avoid mindless snacking. When you’re on a cruise you have access to food 24/7 – cookies, ice cream, pizza, etc.! I tried to avoid snacking during the day and focus on enjoying the bigger and more indulgent foods at meal times.
4. Don’t clean your plate. Remember to stop eating when you are full! I have trouble with this because the food tastes so good 🙂 , but remember you don’t HAVE to clean your plate every time.