While you prepare for a vacation with your friends and family, you are probably wondering how you will be able to maintain your healthy and trim figure. You know you worked hard all year long to keep your body light and toned, but you do not want to lose all that you worked for. We suggest that you maintain a healthy workout regimen and stick with your diet, and leave liposuction as the last resort. Routine liposuction procedures eliminate abdominal fat cells perfectly, but keep up your active lifestyle no matter what. Though how will you be able to enjoy your summer vacation without putting back on the holiday weight you lost? Today we will share some healthy tips to keep your body in shape.
Bring Healthy Snacks
When you are packing to head out for your week-long getaway, temptation is going to be everywhere so it is best that you pack healthy snacks to help keep you full. Whether you are snacking on the plane or on the go for an adventure you should keep seeds, peanuts and dried fruits with you to help curb your hunger and provide plenty of energy.
Limit Dining Out
We know that you want to try a little bit of everything that your new surrounding has to offer, but you cannot depend on fast food or gourmet restaurants to be your only source of fuel. If your room has a small refrigerator and microwave then you can stock up at a local grocery store for small and simple dinners before you go explore the night life. Make a grocery list that includes:
- Vegetables and fruit
- Whole grain bread
- Lean deli meat
Workout With the Locals
You do not always have to eat, sleep and lie around all day, mix up your vacation with physical activity while you explore the town. Keep cab money in your pocket and walk or ride a bike to your destinations. Your workouts do not need to be over-the-top either. A report published in the Journal of Obesity found that HIIT workouts can be useful for men and women who are pressed for time, but they will not burn fat effectively as traditional aerobic workouts such as running, swimming and hiking. Even if you are in town for a couple of days, make one of those days a physical activity day by joining a 5K run or a walking tour and learn the town’s history while you burn fat.
Studies in the past have shown that when you run for longer than 90 minutes, you improve your body’s ability to use fat as fuel. Even after your vacation is over it will be a great idea to include a long run once a week to your exercise regimen.
Now that you are ready for your vacation, schedule an appointment with Dr. Milroy Samuel in Central Ohio to learn about the concept of maintaining a slim body before and after liposuction. Your body depends on you to stay active well beyond reaching your weight loss goal, so find your middle ground and enjoy long-lasting results – even after your vacation.