It often happens that after arriving from the rest we are afraid to stand on the scales. And all due to the fact that they could not hold back in front of a variety of dishes – I wanted to try everything and more.
And here, the holiday mood is replaced by depressive – as if to lose those extra pounds. Of course, it is easier not to recruit them.
Examine the calorie table of foods in advance, it is not necessary to keep figures in the memory with an accuracy of one, and approximate indicators are also appropriate. For those who have problems with memory, special programs are suitable in the phone or, in extreme cases, the usual printout from the Internet.
Knowing the number of calories you need daily, and making simple calculations in your mind, you can easily bring your food to the ideal.
Despite the fact that the walls of the stomach tend to stretch, you should not use this feature to the maximum every time. The volume of an empty organ is about 0.5 liters, the recommended amount of food (which can be eaten at one time) is 1-1.5 liters (including liquid dishes!). Yes, you can stretch it to the size of a three-liter jar, but gradually the muscles can lose their ability to contract.
Remember that the feeling of fullness comes about 20 minutes after eating, so don’t be in a hurry to eat the entire portion of the main dish at once – eat half, then take a break for vegetables or conversation, maybe you don’t want to eat.
Do not forget about fruits and vegetables, especially since during the foreign holidays there is a wonderful opportunity to try something exotic. After all, a juicy fruit snack is much nicer and, more importantly, healthier than, for example, a chocolate bar.
Salad dressings based on mayonnaise, prefer dressings with olive oil – in this way useful substances from vegetables are better absorbed.
Try to avoid side dishes, no matter how difficult it is – replace the usual potatoes or pasta with a vegetable salad, in the extreme case it may be baked vegetables.
Your plate should not resemble a dump, because the famous hero called not to make a cult out of food. To be honest, I still don’t understand how to eat meat and fish in one sitting.
Honestly, I don’t know how I would behave if I was not indifferent to sweets – at the hotel during each meal we were offered another new sweet table, which included everything from meringue to ice cream. My favorite dessert was and still is fruit, which I advise you;)
Also do not forget about water – you can drink it without any restrictions, in the heat it should be at least two liters per day. Often a glass of water (you can with a slice of lemon) can help you eat less food or even kill your appetite.
Even a sedentary lifestyle at home is often not as sedentary as on vacation. The worst thing you can do is to go to bed after eating a huge portion of food (on the beach, for example). I do not urge to regularly attend fitness clubs during a sea holiday, however, at a minimum, to perform elements from aqua aerobics, and not to swim on a mattress, under the power of each.
You should not justify yourself with the phrases I am on vacation, Meals are paid, it means you have to eat to the maximum, The more, the better – a sharp increase in the food consumed (as well as a decrease upon arrival) is stress for the body.
Honestly, for 15 days of rest, I ate only 1 slice of pizza (despite the fact that we were served it in huge quantities every day), I never tasted ice cream and sweet dessert. After all, vacation is not a reason to recover.
I really like to weigh in at airports, which I did this time – the difference was 500g. I lost weight 😉