Make the Most of Your Weekend Road Trip the Healthy Way

Road Trip

Summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time for a weekend getaway – or you can call it an early fall adventure! If you are focused on a healthy lifestyle and holistic wellness, vacations and especially road trips can make it tough for you to achieve your goals. Here are some easy ways you can stay on the wellness straight and narrow, while still enjoying your time away.

Pack Healthy Snacks

Packing healthy snacks for a road trip and vacation is important for all kinds of reasons. First of all, it will provide you with something healthy to nosh on while making your way to your destination. Second of all, it will keep you fueled up the right way so you can focus on the road if you are driving. Last but not least, it will make it easier for you to say no to those fast food joints you come across, because you’ll be filled up on good stuff. So stock up on fruits, nuts, string cheese, yogurt, and some air popped popcorn. You and your passengers will be glad you did!

Nail It On Friday

To set the tone for a healthy and fun weekend, start your weekend off right on Friday with a healthy pre-trip meal, and try to get in your normal workout or exercise activity. This will help you stay in that wellness mindset.

Start Strong On Saturday

The next step is to fill up on a healthy Saturday morning breakfast. Going out to eat is one of the most enjoyable things to do on vacation, and eating a breakfast of lean protein, veggies, fruits, and whole grains will fuel you up for a day of fun.

Finish Sunday Right

When Sunday night rolls around, many of us feel lazy and crave some takeout or a large pizza all to ourselves. While moderation is always key, and balance helps you stay sane and healthy, avoid a food coma or binge and keep in mind that you want to start the week off right. Too much food before bedtime will mess up your sleep schedule, and make it difficult to get rest. So eat a healthy dinner, and give yourself a few hours to digest before you hit the hay.

 

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Story Credit: Sticking to Your Diet on Your Last Summer Weekend Getaway by Heather Bauer RD, CDN

Photo Credit: California Redwood Road Trip by Pige Burghartdt. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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