“What should I do on holiday? 

A great question I had the other day from one of the ladies on our Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme. We’ve all been there. Putting off starting a new ‘diet’ or fitness programme because you have a holiday, a wedding, birthday  / social event etc…


Worried that a holiday, wedding, or birthday / social event will derail all your progress and that you can’t have both…

But is this the problem?

That is, you’re ALWAYS trying to lose weight? You’re never happy with lowering your expectations a little bit? Going through a time where it is OK to maybe put a few lbs on?

It’s like we either have to be losing 10lbs in 10 days or gaining 10lbs in 10 days right? Well, that’s if you listen the BBC and the Daily Mail

^^^ Who’s jobs are NOT to provide nutrition advice…but rather to entertain you. Even some of the doctors knowledge on nutrition is very questionable and I would recommend questioning everything. Even me. Especially me, actually. Seen the size of my nose?

Anyway, this weight loss stuff doesn’t have to be this ON / OFF, all or nothing thing that isn’t sustainable. Of course you have to make SOME compromises. But if you can’t enjoy yourself? What is the actual point?

So, here’s a few tips to not  completely full off the wagon on holiday but still have a life:

1. Go Explore (as I know you will) –

Get walking. No, you don’t NEED a gym. Go explore the local areas and – if possible – avoid taxis and public transport.

When on my honeymoon in the Caribbean (yes, somehow I am still married), I don’t think we would have seen such beautiful places if it wasn’t for some of the walking (and bike tours) we did.

If you want to do some exercise, do a hotel room workout: squats, lunges, and leg raises BEFORE brekkie

2. Think “full” and “satisfied” –

It can be difficult to get enough protein in when you’re away but it will help keep you full and satisfied. fill your plate with fish, beans, lean meats etc. (accompanied with fruit and veggies for your fibre and don’t forget WATER with every meal!!)

3- Eat less often but when you do…GO BIG? –

This strategy is useful for when you’re exploring and out and about. For example, you might have a big, satisfying breakfast (think eggs) but then not eat again until the evening which kind of emulates a bit of a fast and allows you to have some flexibility to enjoy local food?

So, by not picking throughout the day and sticking to “usual” meal times (e.g. lunch), it means you can still enjoy your favourite food and drinks and minimise the possibility of overeating.

4- Focus on company NOT food

5- Aim for pretty good NOT perfect

6- Remind yourself there’s a difference between being ‘full’ and ‘having enough’

7- Remember you are choosing what you eat. You’re not missing out. You’re aligning your actions / behaviours with your goals.

8- Walk around the buffet before picking up a plate

Finally, don’t stress too much. The stress and worry is probably more detrimental than the mojitos by the pool 

And don’t forget that you’re on holiday to enjoy yourself and create memorable moments that you’ll cherish forever.

After all, life is for living. 

And if your ‘diet’ doesn’t allow you to drink, enjoy your favourite foods, and go on holiday?

You might need a new one if you want to keep the weight off for good…

If you’re waiting for the perfect time before you start, then you probably have things the wrong way round.

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