Don't Gain Weight On Holidays… Eat This!

10 Aug 2014

What do I eat when on holiday?

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I always prepare salads in mason jars for flights (I’ve never had a problem with security). These allow you to eat healthy instead of the high sodium/sugar flight meals.

I just did this post on how to stay healthy while traveling, however I wanted to share specific things I enjoyed as I get so many questions on what my daily meals look like, how many I have throughout the day and quantities.

I love making fruit salads with fresh mint. Every place I go, I always try to find a local farmers market to get the freshest ingredients for the next few days.

I love making fruit salads with fresh mint. Every place I go, I always try to find a local farmers market to get the freshest ingredients for the next few days.

When I am at home and have a routine it’s easier to sit down and eat all three meals along with any snacks I need. I am prepared, have everything in the fridge ready to go and pretty much eat the same things each day, save when I make a new recipe for my website.

Homemade caprese (and beetroot) salad as a side during dinner.

Homemade caprese (and beetroot) salad as a side during dinner.

My birthday cake (prior to the chocolate one!) hehe

My birthday cake (prior to the chocolate one!) hehe

Fresh fruits with lime and mint.

Fresh fruits with lime and mint.

Making a colorful salad as a side for dinner.

Making a colorful salad as a side for dinner.

Grilled chicken and roasted vegetables are the perfect dinner.

Grilled chicken and roasted vegetables are the perfect dinner.

Enjoy everything in moderation while traveling. Fruits & champagne in Geneva.

Enjoy everything in moderation while traveling. Fruits & champagne in Geneva.

Caprese salad!

Caprese salad!

Not the best picture, but this was my breakfast one morning. Egg white omlette with veggies, tobasco, coffee and green tea.

Not the best picture, but this was my breakfast one morning. Egg white omlette with veggies, tobasco, coffee and green tea.

 Now when you’re traveling it’s not quite the same! You wake up at different times, can’t control how food is made or how big the portions will be. For me, I’ve realized that I have a few choices when it comes to what I eat when I’m on holiday. People are always amazed that I don’t gain weight when I go away… this slightly surprises me because it means that most haven’t learned how to indulge but in moderation. By no means am I saying that I don’t have a few days while away that I eat everything in sight, get too drunk and don’t exercise. What I am saying though is I know how to balance it out with eating better on most days and really picking what I’m going to splurge on. Below are a bunch of my meals (that of course I photographed (!) from various restaurants in Europe).

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In the next post I’ll be detailing my top 3 rules for staying healthy and eating well when you’re on holiday… stay tuned! 🙂

xoxo,

Nikki

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