Did you unleash your sweet tooth over this year vacation (or planning to)? And are you now sorry that you did? It is so refreshing to relax, forget about any restrictions and just have an awesome rest, right? Besides, foreign cuisine is must-try!
So maybe that is why you suddenly feel bloated and guilty knowing that you need a lot of quality workout in the next few days to burn it all off, if you haven’t yet. So get up lazy bunnies and start burning off those vacation woes away.
1. Run fast, very fast.
Pump up your speed when walking, jogging or running. Now is the time to find the fire within to not only go the distance but to go uphill. Many suggests keeping a pace of 7mph for efficient calorie burning. Likewise when you can, sign up for intense workout sessions such as kick boxing to reach the 1,000 calorie burnout goal. You can also opt for swimming, not the lazy backstroke though but more of the butterfly and front crawl. Imagine you are in the Olympics and up your antics.
You know you need to burn more than the usual and the only way to make that happen is to work it. So push yourself and join up for extra classes where you know you’ll be sweating it out like Zumba, pump classes and the like.
2. Boost your proteins in the morning.
Opt for eggs and coconut milk instead of muesli and regular full cream milk. These choices will help stabilize your blood sugar that you may have spiked up with your holiday treats. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and pick out low sugar alternatives if you want to burn those vacation calories away. When you feel bloated, grab Celtic salt and add to your water to address this problem.
3. Cut back your eating.
Now may be the right time to know how many calories are in that can of soft drink you always have at lunch. Remove food items that are not essential otherwise the calories would start piling up and you’ll be in that sorry predicament until next year’s vacation. So mind your calories for now and stop snacking and treating yourself with sweets. Try to get back to where you were health-wise or weight-wise before the vacation.
4. Plan a healthier holiday for next year.
Because you know that consuming one glass of German beer requires a 3 hour walk to burn off the calories, it might be wise to commit to a less tempting situation next time. Plan an active egg hunt game for the family and choose smaller eggs this time and less. Consider planning to hide non-food treasures such as small toys or school supplies instead of candies and bear.
Pack lots of fruits and veggie on picnics and dip them on melted chocolates instead of distributing actual candy chocolates. Also declare that traveling is a water-only event and keep soft drinks and sweet juices away.
Do you have trick for undoing the damage after a vacation? Tell us below.