Anyone who’s been on vacation with me knows that I like to enjoy myself in the stuff-my-face department. Vacation is a time to cut loose, have a drink at 9am, eat cake for dinner…

And return home at least 5 lbs heavier.

Gross.

Even if you don’t lose your mind while you’re away, plane travel, dehydration, and high salt intake (from eating your meals out) all can lead to a little temporary bloat. The trick is to make sure it’s temporary and not something you’ve got to “deal” with.

So, in anticipation of my forthcoming vacay, here is my WILL:

  • A glass of water for every glass of wine
  • Green juice every morning
  • No sugar
  • Keep moving
  • And have fun – no stressing the little things

The water will help to prevent too much bloating and will also temper the wine. As much as it sucks to admit it, when I drink, I make bad food choices. I’ve never gone on a midnight run to a salad bar. As I’ve mentioned before, sugar for me is pretty unfortunate, and I’m still working on getting rid of the acne from the sugar I had like, a month ago. So I’m not in a rush to start the cycle all over again.

I’m totally packing up my whole house too. Since we’re driving and staying in a full house, there’s not really a reason to leave behind things I want. Like my Vitamix AND my juicer.

There are definitely going to be some less than perfect food choices in Martha’s Vineyard, because part of the fun of being away from home is trying different things. But if the bulk of my daily diet is healthy, a little junk isn’t going to tip the scales too badly.

Also – don’t weigh yourself the day you get back from vacation. It’s not a real number. It’s inflated. Wait at least three days. 🙂

Well, I’m off to go find my son. He’s being quiet, which is never good.

What are your tips for staying reasonable while on vacation? 

Have a great one!

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