NutriEats: 7 Ways to Stay Healthy While on Holiday

The big news today is that I have my very first guest post on Liakada Travel by one of my favourite healthy eating blogs - NutriEats.


Delicious smoothie bowl by NutriEats



Now if you read my blog regularly you'll know I have a crazy sweet tooth and you may wonder why I am suddenly posting about healthy eating... I do have a terrible sweet tooth but it doesn't mean that I don't want to be healthier and fitter, in fact you can generally find me munching on a bar of chocolate and wallowing as to why I don't look like Giselle. 



Gluten free vanilla bean protein pancakes topped with lemon meringue protein, greek yoghurt, sugar free chocolate sauce and fruit!

The problem I find with a lot of healthy eating blogs is that they will post photos of boiled asparagus followed by a picture of their flat tummy. Why yes I would love washboard abs but the asparagus is just not going to happen. 



Not for me 

This is why I love NutriEats so much, they make things I actually want to eat in a healthy way.



YUM

They make a healthy lifestyle look like fun, just look at their Instagram! So without further ado...



7 Ways to Remain Healthy While on Holiday


It’s easy to just let go when you are on holiday because you want to relax, forget about your worries and experience new things. We show you how to enjoy yourself while on holiday and still remain health-conscious! 





1) Quality Over Quantity - Try to avoid buffets or bottomless spreads. When you are choosing where to eat, limited portion sizes can leave you feeling consciously satisfied and not overly-full. When we eat at buffets, we feel overwhelmed with choice and therefore have the tendency to over-fill our plate and want to get our money’s worth and returning for seconds, thirds and fourths. Remember - its quality over quantity!



2) Save Space for Dessert - If you have a few sweet treats or that you would like to indulge in or try, make better choices for you main meal. For example, grilled seafood with veggies or salad is a good option if you really want to have that chocolate mousse. It’s all about leaving space for the things you want to indulge in so that you can enjoy them guilt-free, knowing that you haven't over-done it.
Carrot Cake Vanilla Dark Chocolate Protein Pancakes




3) Avoid Unnecessary Add-ons - Unnecessary ingredients tend to add up. Things you should be on the look-out to avoid include salad dressings, bar snacks, table bread, syrups, croutons and various other condiments. Another thing you should note is there is no harm in asking for your food to be cooked in a little less oil, getting your salad dressing on the side and substituting salad/steamed veggies instead of fries.


Low Fat Pizza - recipe on NutriEats




4) Don’t Drink your Calories - Did you know that a milkshake can have over 800 calories in it?  For the same amount of calories, you can eat a steak dinner! Drinking your calories (alcohol, dairy-based or other-wise) doesn’t fill you up the same way a meal would and leaves you wanting for more. If you are looking to enjoy a few drinks, substitute sugary, high calorie mixes with diet, sugar-free options or sparkling water.




5) Stay Active - Holidays are not all about food. Try to occupy your time trying out fun, interesting activities. You don’t have to be in a hotel gym - you can go on hikes, walk about the town sightseeing, sign up for some water sports - the list is endless. Ask your hotel concierge what fun, local adventures are available! 






6) Pack Snacks - Pack some of your favourite familiar healthy snacks or protein bars. You never know, when travelling - you may feel famished in various circumstances and wont have to resort to unhealthy options because of lack of choice/availability  - these are always lifesavers that keep you satisfied until you have the choice to eat something nutritious and healthy.





7) Guilt-free is stress free - Remember, at the end of the day you are on holiday - indulge a little and don’t feel guilty about letting your hair down. You may fall off the wagon slightly but remember you are human - the best you can do is balance it out. If you slip up a few times, don’t regret or dwell on it! Enjoy your holiday!



Visit NutriEats for recipes and other tips on how to stay healthy:

Websitewww.nutrieats.com

Instagram: @nutri_eats

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/nutrieatslifestyle

Twitter: @nutrieatsfoods


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30 comments:

  1. nice blog , follow me on gfc and follow you back ,now i follow you on google+,instagram,pinterest,tweeter bloglovin i hope you follow me too!! Happy Thursday !!

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    1. Hi Carolina! Thanks for that and thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Very good tips! It's true that it's easy to let yourself go when on holidays...

    LUXESSED

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    1. Oh I know!! Definitely going to be laying off the milkshakes from now on!

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  3. These dishes are making me so hungry. I absolutely loved reading this post as well and giving me hope :).

    Kia / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)
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    1. Thanks so much Kia, so glad you enjoyed it :)

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  4. Great great post!! all the tips are really good, I am all about quality not quantity! Have a great weekend.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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    1. So glad you enjoyed reading it! YAY happy Friday!

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  5. With regard to healthy eating, I'm 50/50 it seems - I eat really healthily, however indulge very regularly in delicious cakes and such when out dining or visiting new places! These healthy pancake suggestions are really tempting and I definitely like the idea of trying a low-calorie pizza version :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. I am completely the same! I am quite healthy when I am home but its such a struggle when I go out! I do really love the way NutriEats make healthy versions of the food I want to eat, so much more appealing then a pile of vegetables!

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  6. I'm impressed with your push up on the bench! I can be guilty of adding too much olive oil, it's a good fat but only in moderation, I know

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. I so wish I could take credit for that Suze but it is actually Sonal from NutriEats doing all the hard work on the bench! I wish olive oil was the worst of my guilty pleasures :)

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  7. Mmm all the food look delicious. Fantastic tips

    Made in Mauve // Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  8. very nice!

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  9. I love food blogs and following food accounts on instagram. Keeps me motivated to eat healthy.

    Corinne x
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    1. Oh me too I need lots of fitspiration!

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  10. I lovee healthy food, so interesting and useful post! Thanks for sharing and have a nice start of the week!
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    1. Thanks so much Cvetina! Hope you have a lovely week :)

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  11. Oh all these food looks so tasty!! nice tips!!

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    1. Doesn't it? It makes me so hungry!! Glad you liked the post!

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  12. Ohhhh I love this post! So many lovely tips. Also, I actually LOVE asparagus haha, like love.. I could eat 'em all day, every day.

    xo Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. I wish I shared your love for asparagus, I think I would definitely look like Giselle then ;)

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  13. Great post! So hard to eat healthy when your away! I'll definitely try some of these x

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    1. I know! It is such a struggle, really need all the help I can get haha!

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  14. great recipes! i'm getting hungry by just looking at the food photos :D

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    1. Haha oh me too! Thanks for stopping by Jamie :)

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  15. All great tips I find holidays especially hard to not pile on the pounds but you are totally right about the alcohol calories and not over doing the buffets Lucy x

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    1. I know it is so hard! I really have to think about what I am drinking from now on, never realised how bad milkshakes were.. eeek

      Ash | Liakada

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