How To Get Back On Track After Vacation
Holy Baguette! I just got back from a vacation in Europe and it was awesome.
ZURICH was expensive but very cool. CHAMONIX in the Swiss Alps, was spectacular and friendly. PARIS was…well it was everything I’d dreamed of.
I threw my normal diet out the window and followed the European way, which meant lots of cheese, baguettes, croissants and cappuccinos. It was delicious, but as expected it affected my energy levels and I came back with huge sugar cravings.
On the plane ride home I sat in business class (my first time) where they feed you every couple hours or so it seemed. I got to talking with the guy sitting next to me, who was a frequent business class traveller, about nutrition on the road. What he wanted to know was:
HOW DO I GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER BUSINESS TRAVEL OR VACATION?
- GREEN = CLEAN. Eat as many green vegetables as possible to help your body cleanse. Adding spinach or kale to smoothies, salads, and stir fries, are my go-to ways of getting more greens.
- FOCUS ON FIBER. When traveling, we sometimes overeat or indulge at many meals and that makes us want huge portions when we return. Focusing on getting more fiber at each meal which help you feel fuller longer. It’ll also help your body adjust to eating smaller meals throughout the day instead of 3 or 4 big meals + dessert The best way to get more fiber is to eat whole foods instead of processed stuff: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans.
- SMOOTHIES FOR DINNER. Bread and dairy and desserts (my vakay diet) can do a number on your digestion. A good way to give it a break, and help it get caught up on all those delicious almond croissants (or whatever is was you had), is to have a non-solid meal for dinner at least two hours before bed for a few days in a row. When you do this your body won’t have to work so hard to digest that last meal and then has all night to do its normal digest/detox processes.
I’m definitely going to follow these 3 rules for about 5-7 days to get rid of my cravings, retrain my taste buds, and get that all-important digestion back to normal. What are your tricks to get back on track after a trip? Leave your comments below, I’d love to hear them.
Lots of Love,