When you’re on vacation, it’s all too easy to abandon everything you know about eating healthfully — and then return home unable to button your pants. But, experts say, it is possible to indulge in your favorite foods and beverages while on vacation without the resulting weight gain.
It’s true that vacations are no time to try to lose weight — but they don’t have to put an extra notch on your belt, either.
“Maintaining your weight is a realistic goal during your vacation getaway,” says Dawn Jackson-Blatner, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
So before you order that extra pina colada at the swim-up bar, consider these five simple strategies to avoid vacation weight gain: