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To avoid convenience store junk food, Josefsberg advises slipping a bag filled with healthy eats like granola, trail mix and fruit into your suitcase. At the end of the day, you have to remember to cut yourself some slack — you’re on vacation after all. “Don’t get crazy about gaining weight on vacation if you do,” Josefsberg says. Plan your vacations in locations that allow you to engage in physical activities you enjoy.

Physical activity allows you to enjoy extra calories without weight gain. You should be able to fit in an hour of fun fitness like walking, swimming, kayaking or golfing every day. Portion Control. Portion size counts even when you are on vacation. Here are 20 good tips to avoid gaining weight during the holidays.

Many people gain weight during this time and don’t lose all the weight afterwards. Watch portions. Portion control is especially critical on vacation, when eating out is often the norm.

Think about sharing an entree or having an appetizer for dinner. Don’t let yourself get too hungry by skipping meals or you’re more likely to overeat. Plan ahead. Bring nutritious snacks with you to keep you from getting too hungry when your schedule is unpredictable or to prevent overindulging in not-so-good-for-you treats. Drink cautiously.

You may associate vacation with enjoying a few more alcoholic drinks than usual, but be cautious around alcohol. Calories add up quickly. Get moving.

Here are six simple tricks to avoid weight gain during your vacation: Make your own breakfast. Eating breakfast at a restaurant or resort can result in enticing choices and unwanted calories. So before you order that extra pina colada at the swim-up bar, consider these five simple strategies to avoid vacation weight gain: Vacation Tip No. 1: Plan Ahead to Fit in Fitness. Weight gain while on vacation is totally unnecessary with these easy tips.

Weight gain while on vacation is almost as bad as a rainy vacation. Vacation eating habits can be detrimental to the healthy habits you’ve worked so diligently to create. 8 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain On Vacation.

Decadent drinks, yummy dinners, zero desire to exercise — no wonder we tend to gain weight and come back from vacation heavier than when we left. 5 Little Tricks to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain 5 Little Tricks to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain 3 Travel Tips to Help You Feel Zen Before Your Vacation Begins. Real Simple this link opens in a.

List of related literature:

Whether you’re traveling across Europe, going on a cruise, or camping at a nearby lake, the main goal with vacations is twofold: Do a little planning ahead and remember to balance all foods so you can enjoy yourself and still maintain your weight.

“Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies” by Meri Reffetto
from Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
by Meri Reffetto
Wiley, 2014

If you do decide to stick to the keto lifestyle when traveling, I offer you these tips:

“Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle” by Natasha Newton
from Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
by Natasha Newton
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

However, if you throw caution to the wind and eat an extra 500 calories for every day of your week­long vacation, you’ll gain weight.

“The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies” by Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN
from The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
by Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN
John Wiley & Sons, 2010

Alternatively you could use your vacation time every year to go somewhere exotic and lose tons of weight.

“Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free” by April Peveteaux
from Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free
by April Peveteaux
ABRAMS, 2013

Vacations can be the ultimate horror, it’s not as if you’re going to go somewhere special for 3 days (or longer) and stay on your diet, right?

“A Guide To Flexible Dieting” by Lyle McDonald
from A Guide To Flexible Dieting
by Lyle McDonald
Lyle McDonald, 2005

Statistics on weight gain throughout the holiday season assert that you might gain 2.3 kilograms (5 pounds) if you don’t keep your hands off the mince pie and figgy pudding.

“The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition” by Dr Mike Moreno
from The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition
by Dr Mike Moreno
Simon & Schuster UK, 2014

As a military spouse and mom on the move, staying healthy is a must.

“Made Whole: More Than 145 Anti-lnflammatory Keto-Paleo Recipes to Nourish You from the Inside Out” by Cristina Curp
from Made Whole: More Than 145 Anti-lnflammatory Keto-Paleo Recipes to Nourish You from the Inside Out
by Cristina Curp
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

Nomatter how great a vacation is, after a coupleof weeksof no exercise and overeating, we just can’t wait to get back into the gym and restore balance to our lives (and scales).

“Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Shattering Plateaus, Hitting PRs, and Getting Shredded” by Michael Matthews
from Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Shattering Plateaus, Hitting PRs, and Getting Shredded
by Michael Matthews
Oculus Publishers, 2014

This list is also fine for an occasional sweet treat, but only once you have reached your goal weight.

“The Banting Pocket Guide” by Tim Noakes
from The Banting Pocket Guide
by Tim Noakes
Penguin Random House South Africa, 2017

Use the Vacation Rule the other 2 days a week to eat or drink the foods you replaced.

“Body by God: The Owner's Manual for Maximized Living” by Ben Lerner
from Body by God: The Owner’s Manual for Maximized Living
by Ben Lerner
Thomas Nelson, 2007

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  • thanks guys…I’m going on my first real vacation in literally 15 years…and it just dawned on me that I’m scared to gain weight. I started my weight loss journey a year and a half ago and I really don’t want to undo my hard work!

  • I’m going to tell you my experience: when I went to NYC, I walked a lot as you can imagine, 50 miles the whole week I was there, I lost 4 lbs. You could say, “That’s great, why are you complaining?”. The issue was that I also lost muscle mass, I wasn’t toned anymore. So, my question is, what can I do to maintain my muscles toned while traveling without invest too much time? A 15 min length video of yours would be enough? I love your videos and your channel overall. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done.

  • Hi guys! I recently started on your fitness programs, and I really like them! I’m just wondering how to deal with cravings… Maybe you could make a short video about that if you haven’t already, or if you have the time:)

  • I’m going to Disneyland soon and I’ve been freaking out about how I’m going to still eat healthy and get my workouts in. Thanks for making me feel a lot more relaxed about the whole thing. I’ll be walking ALL day for three days so I’m going to consider that my exercise and I’m going to let myself have a churro or two. You guys always put things in perspective!

  • Thank you, Kelli and Dan, for being so loving, funny and informed! I love all your videos. I’m going on vacation soon, and this video assuaged my worries beautifully. PS: Someday, I hope to HIIT like a hamster.:D

  • Just came back from holiday.Panicking I lost some of the progress I have made (after finishing 8week program and completing 10 days of the second one!).Did not do any workouts for a week and ate pretty badly (very ashamed) but the video did cheer me up:) (nevertheless I wish I had watched it before I left for my holiday!;)..Thank you:)

  • hey guys I have a question: Why is it important to have rest days in between intense HIIT and strength routines and what would happen if you continue exercising even when sore the next day? g

  • it’s so much easier to keep a healthy lifestyle if your boyfriend and in general your friends do the same.
    if you are the only one caring about it, while the others eat all the junk of the world in front of you, it;s wayyy harder:P

  • if u dont wanna gain just stay under 2000 calories wich is pretty easy. it doesnt matter if u eat healthy, or eat junk food. just stay under 2000

  • Fresh foods or processed foods has nothing to do with “weight” gain. Normal people that don’t understand nutrition say the most ignorant stuff I’ve ever heard. SMH

  • I wanna ask so I’m like 5’1 and my weight is 125 lb my tight is getting bigger, I want to lose weigh can you give some advise? I really LOVE food and I easily get hungry and I’m 14 this friday:) I hope you reply me!!

  • Hello, My name is Raylene and I’m 15 and I wanna know what workouts you recommend for my age? (i don’t know if age matters, I’m kinda new to this hehe)
    also, how do you resist snacking on junk food? All my friends at school always bring chips/candy/chocolate and it’s always extremely hard to say no!! Plus since I have many little siblings my mom buys cookies and sugary foods and such, and it’s way too easy to just grab some. Help please??

  • I agree with the enjoy the vacation mentality. Part of our vacations are actually getting a break from strict dietary regimes.

    We try to find restaurants with nice salad bar while on vacation, and enjoy a salad to tame down the cravings before ordering.

    Physical activity while on vacation, swimming, walking along beeches, site seeing… does work, we’ve actually came back a few pounds lighter as well. And felt invigorated rather then deprived.

  • You guys are so cute! <3 and so inspirational ^^ Yes, I'll totally take you to Jamaica, if I get the chance to go! ;D I went to China and Japan for 3 weeks last summer, and was eating out for lunch/dinner nearly everyday, but ended up losing 10 lbs because of all the walking!:D Now unfortunately it's getting harder to lose weight though:P

  • Thanks so much i will be going on a short vacation at the end of the month this just made me feel more relaxed about it, i will doing lots of walking and, maybe fit in a 15 min workout of you guys, so thanks so much(: cause i will be eating a bit of fast food since i rarely do that, you two are amazing

  • Oh my god, you guys are the cutest couple ever! And this video truly helped me to get in the vacation mood (and not worrying if I skip one of my workouts). I have to say that you do amazing work here and you are super inspiring. Thanks from me and all other yt users!

  • I LOVE this video! I am currently in Thailand for two months on a humanitarian trip and it has been hard to eat like I did back in the states! I have been exercising each day, but it just hasn’t been the same! I have been worried about it lately so this video was exactly what I needed to listen to! How often am I going to be in Thailand!? I am going to focus on making good nutrition choices while I am here, but I am also just going to enjoy being here!! Thank you for your GREAT videos!!

  • Thanks so much for this, just got back from a mini-break at the coast. One thing I’ve noticed since I’ve made fitness/eating healthy a lifestyle, is I get excited to see the new workout environment. What’s the hotel gym like? Is there a cool outdoor space to do a hiit circuit in? Jogging/walking on the beach becomes an exciting opportunity!

  • i workout everyday.sometimes twice a day.but i eat like a normal person.no healthy /clean bulls**** and i dont feel guilty:) however i look lean but i have gained weight.is this normal?will i keep gaining weight?or will i gain weight at first and then come to this breaking point or what ever and start losing weight.i need a serious answer.thank you fitness blenders.

  • LOL yes it counts that is a great way to get your heart rate up! I wish I had a husband…that way I would burn more calories each day hahaha:D enjoy your vacation 😉

  • hi there! I just started your 8 week fitness work out and I am looking forward for a great result, though iam on day 2 only i can feel my body feels great. I am jut scared of my body specially my upper i have a very big chest and its so hard to do push up. can u give advise for a upper exercise to reduce that size. can i combine the a diet soup together with this workout or it will make me weak? thanks! bless u guys.

  • Thank you so much for your videos! They are really helping me get on track with exercising along with your videos, because you make it easy even for those who are busy and stressed. BTW, Kelli, I love your dress!

  • Interesting comments as always. You’re philosophies seem to fit with me and my partners so it’s great that we get to follow your work outs together. We are on a 2.5 week break this September to get married (Vegas, Hawaii then Vancouver) so will be vigilante. I wish i’d been following your vids before our 5 hour per day hiking in the Himalayas though. haha

  • Thank you guys for the helpful advices.. You are seriously the most adorable couple I’ve ever seen nowI love you even more =].. You have helped me a lot gaining strength and confidence and every day i’m step closer to my dream body thank you from the bottom of my heart <3

  • i think kelli would look amazing with shoulder lenght hair because it would draw focus on her amazing collar bone even more! anyway, great video and great timing im going away for 2 weeks in a couple of days so… thanks! <3

  • oh guys i love you so so much! im a beginner been working out for 2 weeks and i already can do medium difficulty and im not going to stop. good luck with anything you do cause you do it well and u are tremendously helpful!

  • can you guys please help me! I’m a muslim and in ramadhan we have fasting. how should I eat in those 7 hours at night? If I don’t eat much I keep feeling tired and hungry. and if I eat more than usual I feel sick. I feel unhealthy.
    ps: I love your videos
    thumbs up for them to see this

  • Hey guys Ive been using fitness blender for a while now. Im 12 years old and I live in Denmark.
    i started using fitnesssblender when i got hit by a car (Not to serious i just broke my left leg) and then I couldnt do any sports. I played tennis, but I couldnt do it because of my leg. Then I started doing this and it helped me a lot thank you so much! If you reply it would be awesome. i seriously love you guys.

  • You see I might go to Lebanon to see my grand father for about two weeks and its kinda strict there (due to religion etc) so I’m not really sure how I’m gonna work out. There isn’t space exactly to workout there and I don’t know how ill do it. Oh and I won’t have Internet so I’m kinda screwed. I was thinking of jump roping and walking a lot. Please help somebody

  • Oh you’re both so nice and funny, cute couple:)
    When I’m on vacation, my physical activities like running around all day balance out a bit my rather unhealthy diet:)

  • I used body building.com for years! I was in the gym every day, but never really saw the full results I wanted. I heard about you guys, and I tired your workouts. HOLY COW! I got my results…. and I was not even in the gym!! I was in my kitchen doing these awesome workouts! YOU GUYS ROCK!

  • i’ve really just started using your videos… had no idea y’all are married! y’all are so cute!! side notei’m a southerner (clearly) but i live and work in Scotland now. So sending lots of scottish love and appreciation!

  • Omg you guys! This whole thing about going on vaccation and unable to continue working out for some weeks + unable to get a clean diet was haunting me. So I guess I can depart next week with a full focus on holidays. Thanks guys:D

  • Hello in Denmark! So sorry to hear about your accident but I love that you didn’t let it stop you from finding a way to be active. You should be proud of yourself. Take care Amalie and thank you for watching Fitness Blender! xoxo Kelli

  • you are freaking hilorious!:) and you always motivate me and cheer me up:) btw when he looks at kelli he seems to be so proud of her:))

  • I’m fifteen too and have been working out for over a year. At your age you should be fine working out as long as you don’t lift too heavy weights.

    A good thing to prevent eating so much junk food is making healthier choices as easily accessible. Finding some healthy food options that you love is also a good idea. For me, instead of eating chocolate, I eat chocolate almonds which can be coated with the healthy option of cocoa dust or some are coated with a chocolate corn syrup mix.

  • Its the calories (carbs & transfatty foods) who make you mfs fat stop eating 24/7 90% of the ppl in this video had insulin resistance and flabby fat hanging from their chest

  • Losing weight for me was a dream. So I followed the weight loss expert instructions, you can see the method here: weightlossin3weeks. com (Google it)
    I managed to lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks, I am so happy

  • Guys if you’ve ever heard of Cinderella Solutions you should definitely try it because my mom was able to lose weight really easily it was crazy! It’s apparently one of the most popular routines in the country at the moment as well. Here’s a link if you’re curious haha!:) http://bit.ly/EasierWeightLoss

  • Forget NOT gaining weight while I’m ON VACATION, I need to lose weight BEFORE my vacation LOL I’m actually a hot mess before my vacation and did a video about it ��

  • I lost like 15 pounds when I went to turkey, the only food there which I liked was the fruit and pasta which they only did on Wednesday

  • I go on vacation next month for 7 days.. I don’t mind if I don’t lose. I just wanna maintain the weight I leave my house at lol. I’m so close to my goal and plan and working toward being it.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing a REALISTIC video about fitness and vacation. I was fully expecting to hear mumbo-jumbo about packing your own foods or buying fruits/veggies at a grocery store, etc. This video has amazing advice. As long as you enjoy life and you’re healthy and happy, body image shouldn’t be compromised on vacation. Thanks!!

  • Before discovering your great workouts I was super lazy, but I’ve always spent my holidays walking pretty much all day… And after returning home I was always lighter even if I had eaten like crazy, because I had spent much more calories than usual:)
    I have another question for you guys: it’s pretty hot now, here in Italy, and it’s kinda difficult to follow your workouts. Since I suffer from low blood pressure I end up feeling dizzy. What kind of workout is best for the hot season? Thanks!

  • I’m sorry to say that, It might sound hateful but anywhere outside of the US you go, even if you eat everything in sight, you will lose weight because there is simply no other country that put as much sugar in everything or serve huge portions like the US ������

  • Well…I would want to enjoy it not worry about walking or drinking water etc if you gain weight you could come home and lose it again right?

  • Great tips on not gaining weight on vacation. Shows you can enjoy yourself but also not go crazy. Fresh real food, not processed, is the way to go! Thanks!