It can be a dilemma for many while on a boating vacation: you naturally want to enjoy yourself while on holiday, but you certainly don’t want to pack on the pounds and eat yourself right out of looking great in your new bathing suit along the way. Thankfully, finding some middle ground really isn’t as tough as it may seem. A spokesperson from Addison Yacht Charters recommends the following tips and tricks to help you stay happier while eating healthier during your next vacation on the open seas.
5. Bring Water Everywhere
It may seem like common sense to bring a bottle of water with you while you explore new places during your vacation, but many leave it behind when attending to the more mundane details of their trip. Learn to keep your water with you all the time, and replenish it often. Not only can drinking extra water help keep your hunger in check, but it can also help assist in digesting those extra vacation calories your body isn’t used to consuming on a regular basis.
4. Pick a Daily Splurge
Whether you are on a purely luxury travel vacation, or on a sailing holiday more focused around sustainability and eco-friendly values, it can sometimes seem like every type of food available is a diet disaster. Rather than completely changing your eating habits—which in addition to weight gain can also cause fatigue, indigestion, and other physical problems—consider splurging on just one particularly rich or decadent treat every day.
3. Focus on Lean Proteins
When possible, skip the high-fat red meats in favor of turkey and fish. A well-made turkey burger can often be just as satisfying as a hamburger, while offering significantly fewer calories and grams of fat. When packing snacks for a day out, consider choosing fruit and nut bars or other high-protein energy bars. This is especially true when compared with a candy bar or other high-sugar food, which will give you a boost of short-term energy followed by a crash.
4. Consider a Vegetarian Day
You can get much of the protein you need every day when you eat the right variety and quantity of nuts, beans, grains, dark leafy greens, and other plant-based proteins. Think outside of the box with a healthy eating vegetarian day while on vacation.
5. Skip Eating at Night
It can be tempting to succumb to the late-night munchies while on vacation—especially while on a yacht. However, doing so can pack on extra weight very easily. Lock the mini bar and resolve to not bring snacks home with you after dinner.