Warm summer months mean amazing vacations and fun getaways with family and friends. Vacations are one of my favourite things (well actually I’m pretty sure they make the list for everyone’s favourite things) not only because you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but you also get to explore new places and make new memories with the people who mean the most to you! While I like to attempt to maintain my healthy lifestyle while travelling, I also allow myself some room for trying new foods and indulging in my favourites. After all, it is a vacation!
When you arrive home from your travels, it’s important to get back into your healthy groove so you can stay on track with your health goals. Today, I’m sharing my favourite tips for getting back on track after a vacation. Try them out and let me know which one’s work best for you!
- Overhaul your fridge: You likely cleaned out your fridge before you left on holidays, so hopefully you’re not met with a fridge full of spoiled food when you return home, but rather a fairly empty fridge just waiting to be filled with healthy and delicious food! Make a grocery list and load up on healthy essentials – fruits and veggies, lean protein sources, whole grain bread, and Greek yogurt always make my list!
- Eat your greens: There are so many benefits that come with loading up on dark leafy greens! Vegetables such as kale, spinach, and romaine are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will help your body fight off disease. As an added bonus? You get all these nutritional benefits for minimal calories; so don’t be afraid to fill your plate.
- Take it easy on your digestive system: After those vacations when you’ve indulged in a few too many cocktails and your fair share of greasy food, it’s always a good idea to give your digestive system a few days to reset. Smoothies can be a great way to get in lots of nutrients with minimal work for your digestive system. Have a smoothie in the morning after you get home to give your body some love!
- Drink lots of water: Eating out often means that we are ingesting a lot more salt than we normally would at home. This can leave you feeling bloated from extra water retention. Drinking lemon water will help to get rid of that bloat and settle your stomach.
- Catch up on sleep: Get back into a regular sleep schedule and your body will thank you! Catching 7-8 hours a night of sleep helps to regulate your body’s hunger hormones, which means less snack attacks later on in the day!
- Don’t overdo it on exercise: I love heading back to the gym after an extended trip away, but it’s important not to overdo it – otherwise you’ll be dealing with super sore muscles and could be putting yourself at risk for injury! Focus on a good warm up and don’t push yourself too hard your first day back. And leave plenty of time for stretching at the end!