I have pretty much reached my goal weight, and I feel awesome. However, I am going on vacation to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, and I am terrified about maintaining there! I will not have access to my usual foods, nor will I be able to log anything.
Any suggestions? Anybody been on this type of vacation before, while calorie counting?
Most importantly, Have fun. Don't stress too much about calories...
so.. make the right choices and most importantly.. HAVE FUN !!!!
My plan so far is to:
- keep active (they have a small gym, plus walking on the beach)
- minimize alcoholic drinks
- Eat LOTS of veggies at the buffet, *at the beggining* of each meal
- Stay away from deep fried foods
Hopefully, this will work out...
You have to be careful about eating fresh fruit and vegetables and drinking tap water while you're on vacation. Inquire at the resort front desk whether the water system is specialy treated within the resort. This will greatly reduce your risk of getting a bacterial infection.
Make sure to re-wash the fruit in bottled water and peel every fruit before you eat it. Drink and brush your teeth with BOTTLED WATER only and do not drink tropical drinks with ice cubes in them.
Stay away from salad and fresh veggies, unless you can be assured that they are safe to eat. Only eat them cooked.
If you eat alot of fresh produce while you are in the Dominican, you are practically guaranteed to get "tourista" don't forget your Immodium. Hopefully you are immunized for Hepititis A and B so you don't have to worry about getting that too, if you are not PLEASE make sure that you are extra careful with consuming fresh produce and drinking water.
As it relates to getting sick from produce- highly unlikely- the DR resorts would be broke if they didnt sanitize the water... most is clorinated- I would still recommend NOT drinking the water or brushing your teeth with it- but the resorts take care with that sort of stuff so that their guests won't get sick. Ice cubes tend to be fine at the resorts too since the water is boiled and then treated as well.
Be smart but don't obsess- its very safe ;) Have a blast!
Have wonderful time!
Anyways, my only piece of advice is do whatever it takes to not get constipated. Maybe take something with you, like a supplement? I missed that important detail and went about a week without normalcy once I got back home! *blushes*
I had a blast.
Oh and the Coronas taste better there too.
If I had it to do all over again, I'd have bought a case of bottled water and drank bottled water all day instead.
Original Post by philminch:
Protein powder is cheap, easy to store, and relatively hassle-free. If you know that your hotel has an exercise room, then you make your work out there. And If you don’t have access to a weight room, plan to do some mobility/conditioning work outdoors if the setting permits, Plan workouts if possible. Bodyweight exercises can do a lot more than you might think. Simply break your fast much later than you normally would. Intermittent Fasting can be a physique-saver when traveling, especially if you’re known to let loose and pound the food.
^OH yes now that sounds like SUCH a fun holiday!!!!
I'm pretty the OP is back from their trip! Unless they decided to stay for 4 years...
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