CINCINNATI - Summer vacations are all about relaxation, but that fun-in-the-sun can come with extra pounds.
Picture this: You're driving on a dark highway on your way to your long-awaited vacation, watching sign after sign of fast-food go by. Or you’re stuck in the airport with yet another flight delay. You're starving and tired… and that's a dangerous time to try and resist fast food. However, with some careful planning you can eat smart while on vacation, find time to exercise and not succumb to temptation and gain weight.
Nancy Willhoite from Weight Watchers offered some tips on avoiding the weight gain while enjoying your trip. Below are a few of her suggestions.
Eating on vacation doesn’t mean you need to splurge at every meal. There are a number of smartphone applications that can provide you with nutritional information at your dining establishment. Even visiting the restaurants website before leaving your hotel room will give you an idea of healthy options from which to choose.
Whether you’re driving or flying, you'll need some snacks and beverages to keep you hydrated and to minimize excessive hunger and binge eating. Think fresh fruit, carrots, low fat crackers or cheese sticks. Or you can prepare a make-ahead granola recipe that’s full of fiber and will keep you feeling satisfied until you’ve reached your vacation destination! Click here for the recipe.
For more on Weight Watchers, go to www.weightwatchers.com .
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