5 Tips To Avoid Vacation Weight Gain

African American woman taking selfie on the beachAfter all the planning, saving, dieting, and sweating, you finally made it to that special vacation. More than likely you’ve worked your butt off to look and feel your best for this trip. Now, only one question remains: how do you enjoy your trip without ruining all your hard work? Trainer and fitness blogger, Sharita Jennings of GetFitLikeThat.com, shares her personal tricks to stay more or less on track while taking full advantage of that vacation life.

1. Start the Day Off Moving

No matter how late you sleep in, you can get yourself some extra energy and a few extra calories to work with by going for a run, hike, or a stroll around your new destination. However you do it, aim to cover a couple of miles to made a real difference. The goal here is to create a calorie deficit so that you have some wiggle room for those extra drinks and treats while living it up on vacation. Keep in mind, though, that walking or jogging a mile burns about 100 calories. So this won’t totally erase the 5 margaritas from the night before, but it will help!

2. Beware of the Frozen Drinks

That all-inclusive vacation is a great idea because everything is taken care of and the drinks are endless and available all day—and night—long. Of course, all you want is that pretty frozen drink at the pool bar, and you should definitely have it! Just be aware that these drinks are typically the highest in sugar and sometimes the lowest in alcohol (oh no!). Aim to strike a balance by choose simpler drinks here and there so that you can hold onto to that body you arrived with.