Getting back on track after an extremely enjoyable and, not to mention, indulgent vacation isn’t the easiest of feats. You know what it’s like when you travel to a new place, eat a variety of foods, and most often don’t workout as much as you’d like to. It can feel like you fell off the tracks and after it’s even harder to get back than the last time around. I know I can relate, no matter how often I find myself traveling. While in Italy I ate pizza or pasta for every meal and while in France a meal wasn’t a complete without a baguette, croissant, or pain au chocolat. At home my diet looks a bit different. While I definitely include these foods into my diet, they’re not the mainstay like when it comes to travels. I’m also a bunch more active, so I feel less bloated and lethargic.
Eating a variety of foods can be a good thing, but when it comes to traveling to new places it’s often foods that your body isn’t used to. Even if the food is great quality, it can still lead to the inevitable bloating and uncomfortable feeling in your stomach. These tips can apply for anything from Thanksgiving to Christmas holiday. Just keep in mind that the first step is always the hardest step, and it all gets easier from there.
- Start the day on the right foot.
From the moment you wake up to your first meal of the day, you’re already dictating your mood for the day. It’s essential to pick yourself back up and begin on the healthiest foot possible. I like to start my day with a nourishing breakfast like yogurt and fruit or sprouted ezekiel toast with an almond-based cream cheese.
- Drink plenty of water.
Water always, and without fail, flushes everything out of your system. Without enough water your body has trouble cleansing your system and releasing some of the bloat. Carrying a bottle of water with you at all times is a good way to make sure you’re sipping enough throughout the day.
- Pack sensible snacks.
It’s so easy to fall out of things when you’re running around catching up on life after holiday. This is when planning ahead of time comes into play. Whether it’s for a day running errands or catching up at the office, packing a healthy snack is always a good idea. One of my favorite brilliantly refreshing snacks are Del Monte Fruit Refreshers. Think of a modernized fruit cup that’s lightly sweetened with coconut water. It’s free of GMOs and artificial flavors all at under 100 calories, available at most grocery stores.
While these tips may sound pretty easy and do-able, it’s always better said than done. Put your talk to the test and really commit to at least 2 out of the 3 tips above. It’s important to thoroughly enjoy your holiday and be able to get back in your routine when you get home. Good luck!
How do you refresh after the holidays?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Del Monte. The opinions and text are all mine.