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For me sticking to a fitness plan, & eating nutritiously are both easier during my kids school year from September to June. I have a schedule that I make around their pick up times, sports & activities. I have more discipline as I have to fit in all the things we want to do in a set amount of hours.

HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION

Summer means vacations, and being away from our regular home life. On vacations, life usually gets lazier. I want to relax, eat ALL the delicious foods, have drinks in pineapples with little umbrellas on top, go on adventures, try new restaurants and lay on a beach chair reading books. AND I do these things I promise! 🙂 I mean a vacation would not be a vacation without spoiling yourself a bit right?

I just follow a couple easy tips to stay as fit as I can & to balance nutrition. These especially help so much during extended trips.

1) Find New Ways To Stay Active At Your Destination 

In my experience, finding new, fun activities that’ll keep you moving during vacation is your best way to stay fit. Although I do enjoy going to my fitness club at home, the same gym routines suddenly feel old & boring when I am at a beautiful destination.

Instead I prefer to stay active by doing different outdoor activities. This could be something simple like beach volleyball, a beach run or swimming with my kids. It could also be a bit more elaborate like paddle boarding, a surf lesson or trying water skiing. (That one burns those calories ladies, take my word for it!! 🙂 ) The best part is that all these activities are so fun that you don’t feel like you are working out.

2) Walk When You Can When You Are Sightseeing & Exploring 

If your vacation spot is more urban, or a nature escape with lots to see, a sure way to stay fit would be walking. I have many personal experiences with walking during vacations, and actually I prefer it that way as i believe you see way more. I remember walking in Rome for hours on end, and during one of our Paris trips when we were still in college, we stayed at the La Fayette area and walked to Eiffel tower everyday which was over 40 min walk each time.

Now with kids, walking is not as uncomplicated as it used to be. If you can walk though I highly recommend it. You’ll get to see everything us driving folks don’t see AND you’ll stay fit!

HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION

3) Take A Natural Fiber Supplement To Control Your Appetite And Cut Down Snacking 

I LOVE food. I can’t even imagine not trying out new tastes, and discovering new restaurants on vacation. I however also have tendency to overdo this, especially at all inclusive resorts. The dinners are not a huge problem as we skip the resort buffet for locally famous restaurants. The real problem for me is all the ice cream, five o’clock tea pastries, and appetizers; in other words all the snacking.

Shopping at Walgreens, I learned about Meta Appetite Control, and started to include it in my everyday routine. It has been doing wonders for controlling my snacking craze, and has proved itself on a three day vacation we took recently. I am very careful and don’t just put anything in mu body. I love that Meta Appetite Control is 100% natural psyllium fiber, and the #1 recommended fiber brand at that!!

For me, the time between lunch and dinner is the trickiest. I put 2 teaspoonful of Meta Appetite Control in a tall glass of water, and drink it all up. The psyllium fiber in the powder thickens and forms a gel, which makes me feel full. ( This is also clinically proven!) *

HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION

4) Make Breakfast The Biggest Meal of The Day

During vacation brunches are the norm for us. Eating the biggest meal of the day early in the morning gives us more time to burn off all the excess calories during the days activities. This is the perfect time to let yourself have those treats. During dinner time, we still try out all the new cuisines, and restaurants. We just make an effort to make healthier choices so close to the less active night time, and mostly skip dessert.

HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION

5) Pack Nutritious Snacks for Flights 

Most of the airplane snacks are full of sodium, and fillers. I think packing your own snacks is even more important for longer flights. I take dried apricots, plums, health bars, fruits like bananas, and whole grain nut breads with me. Yummy and healthy!

HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING SUMMER VACATION
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How do you ladies stay fit on vacation? How do you control your vacation eating? I would LOVE to hear your tips & tricks. 

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  • Fitness tends to go out the window when I’m out of town. I do try to walk a lot, but I should pack healthy snacks, too 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      I know how that feels! I always need to put in an extra effort. If I let it go completely when I come back I feel like it is that much harder to get back to my regular fitness level. 🙂 Happy new week. XOXO, Elif

  • nuray

    I am guilty of serial snacking, need to try this product. I like your vacation fitness tips. Usually most of my vacation time is spent resting. I need to move more.

    • Theboxqueen

      Getting snacking under some kind of control is always tough for me too so I need all the natural help I can get :-)) I hear you on resting at vacations which I do a lot too with activity sprinkled in. Happy you liked the tips! XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    We walk a lot on vacations- walks on the beach, sightseeing, etc. I try not to stress about vacation eating, I figure I will enjoy all the wonderful treats and then get back on track once we are back home. I also try to eat as healthy as possible and amp up my workouts the week before our trip. This method works for me, but I think the meta would be a nice addition as well!

    • Theboxqueen

      Great tips Cheryl, and wonderful ways to get ready for treats during the holidays. I don’t keep myself from trying new foods or treats either but try to control my snacking as I can go overboard with that haha. LOVE LOVE your tip of amping up workouts before trips, I should start using that more. Happy Weekend lovely. XOXO, Elif