his might sound a little weird since vacations for us mean a lot of added calories! But, would you believe me if I tell you that this is all in our head and that people have actually lost more weight while they were on their vacation instead of when they were at home? No? Then, you might want to go through some tips that can help you lose some pounds while traveling across the world.
#1. Ditch the Taxis and Walk Around
One of the best ways to explore a city is to walk around and visit all the famous tourist spots. The only modification that you need to make to this plan is that instead of hiring taxis to travel walkable distances because you are too lazy to walk....try walking! This way you will not miss out on what lies in the way of reaching your destination and you will definitely burn a lot of calories.
#2. Replace More Calorie Food with the Lesser Ones
While you are on your vacation, it is very difficult to be able to completely ignore all the yummy junk food surrounding you because your tummy would definitely want you to hog. Also, if you try to not consume junk food at all, you will end up having more (human psychology!). So, the best solution to this is, substitute the high-calorie food with the ones containing lesser calories. For e.g.: Instead of ordering a sweet lemonade, you can order a salty one with a pinch of sugar, or to stay away from desserts you can focus all your attention on cocktails. It does work!
#3. Consume the Local Dishes
One of the biggest mistakes that we make when we visit some other city or country is that we do not eat their local food. Instead, due to the relaxed mindset that we are in, we consume all the junk food like pizza, pasta, garlic bread, and what not, which is not even their specialty! Try eating what the locals there consume on a daily basis which is also rich in proteins and contains less fat.
#4. Hydration Leads to Weight Loss
Water is the single-most efficient source for weight loss, glowing skin, and a healthy body. Keep yourself hydrated and if need be, thrive on water. Once you are back from your vacation, you will see the difference and no, it is not your after-vacation glow.
#5. Get Adequate Amount of Sleep
Adequate being the keyword here- since you are on a vacation, you might want to sleep the whole day long which is not a very good idea. However, it is also not advisable to go for three days without getting any sleep at all. Since you are away from the daily, fast-moving life, use it to your advantage and ensure that you follow a good sleeping schedule to relax your mind and body. This will help you in losing weight since a lot of weight accumulated in our bodies is due to stress and the stress-eating that we do in our lives.
#6. Try Your Hand at Adventures
A vacation without getting out of your comfort zone and trying out something new is actually boring. Ensure that you indulge in adventure sports or the famous local activities of the place. You can also try learning the local cultural dance for fun or simply take a walk by the beachside during sunset. Explore and inhale the vibe of the place as much as you can. In doing so, you will be doing a favour to your mind as well as your body.
#7. Use Your Spare Time
It is common for us to sit at one place, eat, and watch television on a vacation. Why not add one more activity to this combination? While you are watching television, you can also try stretching or do some push-ups with your favourite songs on. You can always club the things you enjoy doing with things that are good at for your health.
Hope that these tips benefit your body and you come back from your vacation slimmer than ever!