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Your vacation is a time for you to relax and forget about all your cares but, it is also a time when it is especially easy to get off track of your diet. Even if you aren’t following a specific eating routine, vacation always seems to be a time when you want to indulge the most. Life is short, eat the cake! Just in moderation.

If you are heading out on a vacation adventure, you may be worried that the vast temptations of delectable treats will be too much for your willpower. You might have a challenge on your hands but there are some things you can do to make it easier on yourself.

If you take your healthy diet seriously, and it can certainly be a challenge to say no to some good southern cooking, you may want to make an appointment with a nutritionist in Nashville or even Atlanta to help get you on track. Just because you are going to be hitting the beach or resort for your vacation is no reason that you have to go completely off the rails. Follow some of these vacation eating tips to help keep you on a good nutritional track.

Calculated Splurging

Vacation is all about splurging and then can take on a whole new meaning when it comes to food. A great way to still treat yourself without too much guilt is to allow yourself a bit of a cheat at least once a day instead of at every meal. This way you won’t feel like you are missing out on any of the exotic cuisines while on your trip but you can still keep things under control.


Resorts tend to dole out huge portions of food, and even if you choose something fairly healthy for your meal, the amount of food that you eat can still put you in the hole. It’s totally okay to ask your server for a smaller portion when you order. Most places are happy to accommodate you with a lunch or half portion size.


There is no reason to reduce the amount of water that you drink while you are on vacation. Because you may not be sure about local water sources at your destination, it’s a good idea to opt for bottled water only. 

Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and reduce the feeling of food cravings. It’s also a great way to eliminate any hangover symptoms if you hit the Mai Tais a bit hard.


Vacation time is meant for adventure. Don’t just sit by the pool all day, get out and explore your surroundings. A half-hour walk around town or down the beach is good for the soul and great for your health. 


There always seems to be so many mouth-watering entree options when you are on vacation. You don’t have to feel bad about trying to customize your order to reduce the calories. If you want your meal without the gravy, dressing or with a vegetable side or salad instead of fries, don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.


Vacation is definitely the best time to relax and unwind and even indulge yourself. By making smart food choices, watching your portion size and staying active you can have the time of your life while still staying on track with your nutrition.