Airport & Airplane Meals
Airports and airports are not known for their deliciously-healthy cuisine. Eating whatever is available remains a common travel activity because resources are limited. Such options are also unhealthy and frequently feature lots of sugar, white flour, or are fried (i.e. the dreaded trans fats). Bring healthy snacks with you to munch on as you wait for your flight or wait for it to land.
Lack Of Amenities
If your hotel does not include amenities such as a swimming pool or gym, it’s easier to pack on the pounds during vacation. This is especially true if your vacation does not include a lot of calorie-burning activities such as hiking, skiing, swimming, etc. Make a point of booking hotels with pools or gyms if not both, as well as rooms with refrigerators for housing healthy snacks. You can also take the stairs instead of the elevator to help your calorie-burning efforts.
All-inclusive resorts are great…and typically mean lots of food is always within reach. Free food is hard for anyone to resist, particularly when on vacation and indulgence is a given. Stick to consuming three main meals a day and doing fun activities that keep you moving and your metabolism up.
The Wrong Travel Buddies
Spending time with overweight friends or family can cause you to gain extra pounds according to assorted studies. Make a point of traveling with like-minded individuals who are as active as you are or want to be.