All-inclusive holidays are a haven for food lovers. With so much food to consume day in and day out – with some resorts even offering 24-hour all-inclusive food, there’s plenty to gorge yourself on, from sweet treats and ice-creams, to full meals from morning till night. However, if you’re on a diet, or you have specific tendencies when it comes to your food, then you may find all-inclusive holidays to be nothing but a bad temptation. However, eating healthily doesn’t have to be a struggle, and here, we’re putting together some quick tips on how you can maintain your healthy eating while abroad. Now, all you have to do is pack your bags, grab your European Health Insurance Card, and get going!
Eat Lots Of Protein
One of the key ways to ensure that you’re eating healthily on holiday is to stock up on as much protein as possible. This will help to ensure that you can enjoy as much tasty food as possible, without having to pile on the calories and fats that tend to go with other food types. Protein is much more likely to be stored in your body as muscle, as opposed to fat, and as its being digested, it can even help to burn calories. Fresh fish is often abundant in all-inclusive holiday resorts and as a result, you should turn to this and other meat types in order to enjoy a tasty, but healthy meal, day in and day out.
Eat More For Breakfast
With pool bars offering tasty pizzas and burgers during the lunch hours, which can allow you an escape from the sun, the temptation is often hard to resist. However, if you’re making sure that you are eating plenty of food for breakfast then you are much more likely to be able to suppress your appetite and fight off the unwanted urges to gorge on free pizza and other fatty foods. Consider getting up later and opting for the last cycle of breakfast, and eating plenty of eggs and carbohydrates in order to fill up without putting on the calories.
Reduce Your Alcohol Intake
While this isn’t necessarily food as such, one of the key reasons why people put on weight on holiday is a result of their increased alcohol intake. Drinking large quantities of alcohol during the day and at night can result in absorbing more calories than you may have originally wanted to, and also reducing your ability to absorb the protein into your muscles as you may have wanted. In addition to this, if you do want to drink alcohol on your all-inclusive holiday, then opt for drinks without the additional soda, and stay away from beer and wine!
Focus On Produce
One food type which is always on offer at an all-inclusive resort is fresh produce, which is normally in the form of fruit salads, whole fruit, vegetables and salad items. Not only are you able to fill up on these types of foods, but you are also able to provide your body with much needed nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In addition to being generally good for your body, fresh produce can also help to relieve some of the symptoms of sunburn and can also help to prevent illness while you’re travelling. Ensuring that you opt for some form of fresh produce with every meal will help to ensure you remain healthy while on holiday.