Maintain your weight on vacation with these tips from nutritionist, Lisa Corrado:
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Pick the right place: Book a room with a kitchen.
If a full kitchen
isn't an option, ask if you can get a mini-refrigerator or if it's
possible to store some stuff in the minibar. You can at least start with
a good breakfast of cereal and fresh fruit.
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Shop like a local: Locate the closest farmers markets or the nearest
Load up on food for breakfast (cereal and fruit make that
easy), prepared salads to have for lunch, plus bottled water and iced
green tea. Make a couple of your dinners prepared healthy foods instead
of going out. You'll save money and feel good.
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Pack your snacks:
No matter how we're traveling, I pack snacks. Our most
recent vacation was a road trip that included several days of hiking. I
loaded up a bag with choices like pumpkin seed bars, granola, kale
chips and chocolate hazelnut butter. Dry cereal, fruit, nuts and seeds
also pack really well. It's nice to have something on the plane or in
the car, especially if you're delayed and have to skip a meal.
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Plan and prepare:
I once helped a client who was driving from
Connecticut to Georgia. He outlined his driving route and we found
fast-food restaurants for him along the way. Before he left, we checked
out each restaurant's website to find the healthiest items on the menu
so he knew what he'd order. Plus he packed a cooler of water and fresh
fruit. For your next trip, think about where you can stop and what you
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Enjoy meals out:
If you rely on healthy prepared or take-away foods for
some meals, your dinners out can be real treats. You can splurge a bit
on the restaurant choices because other meals are "normal" and cheaper.
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