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Indulge in moderation on vacation and you won't come home with excess baggage around your waist
Enjoy yourself but don’t go overboard on the calories while on vacation
I’m a realistic person and don’t expect people not to relax, even their healthy eating habits, when they go away on holidays. I do.
But too many people go overboard on the relaxing part, overindulging for too many days and put on an extra five to 10 pounds while on vacation. Do this annually and in only five years you could be 50 pounds overweight.
I spent 17 days in Maui and it was an incredible holiday. It was my first trip on an airplane with Carys, my 10 month old daughter, and I got married to my beautiful wife Samantha on the spectacular beach at Kapula Bay.
We had close family with us during the first week so there was a lot of celebrating and happy hours on the lanai. I even perfected my pina colada recipe. Suffice to say we indulged a lot more than we normally would. But if you’re going to indulge and eat junk food then Maui chips, chocolate covered macadamia nuts and roasted coconut and pineapple ice cream are the way to go.
I also drank alcohol more frequently than I do at home. Beers, margaritas, pina coladas, I love them all. And I’m sure many people do the same when they go away. But I also took some precautions to avoid the post-vacation weight scale blues.
So while I certainly indulged in foods I don’t eat as frequently at home, here’s what I did to avoid packing on the pounds:
Follow my advice and you, too, can have your cake while on holidays and eat it too. Just don’t have too big a slice.