With a number of diets and detoxes flying around, it can only mean one thing- it’s New Year! Everyone goes mad setting themselves new life and weight goals, but fear not; we’ve got some top tips to help you stick to those all-important resolutions, even while you’re on that much deserved holiday.
If you want to shed a few pounds while you’re away, we’ve lined up a few simple tips to help you along the way: Avoid the 3 course meals every night and opt for a salad instead. Remember drinks count too, so stick to the gin and slim-line tonic to stop the guilt associated with full fat piña coladas. Finally, pick up smaller plates from the self-service breakfast bar; it’s been proven that you’re less likely to pile your plate up with food if the size restricts you, so naturally you eat less. It’s a neat trick and after all, it’s all about mind over matter when it comes to food!
Greece is a great place to visit if you’re calorie counting as the Mediterranean diet is generally very healthy, with plenty of colourful vegetables and tomato based foods to enjoy.
If you’ve picked a hotel with a pool and onsite gym, you’d be silly not to take full advantage of the facilities. A gentle swim in the pool or run on the cross trainer will certainly make all the difference if you’re looking to stay fit. Just because you’re on holiday, shouldn’t mean you can’t spare 20 minutes for a quick cardio session, if you know what I mean!
Skiing is the perfect type of holiday, especially if you’re looking to keep fit during the winter months. You’ll certainly shed some pounds after a week-long session on the slopes.
Away from all the temptations of the office smoking break, you’ll soon lose the desire to light up. After all, with gorgeous weather, plenty of places to explore and so many other distractions too, you’ll forget about your nicotine addiction in no time. Plus, if there’s a language barrier, ordering cigarettes will just pose as an extra hurdle that’s bound to put you off the filthy habit.
New Zealand is proven to have an extremely low level of air pollution, and in particular the city of Christ Church, so if you’re looking to really give those lungs an extra health kick, why not head there?
Give yourself some TLC with a relaxing spa break, or a full-body massage on the beach to get yourself back on the straight and narrow. It’s important to unwind and give your body some time to recuperate, especially if your job is demanding with long hours. You know what they say – your body is your temple, so make sure you treat it with the love and respect it deserves.
How about a refreshing yoga and spa retreat in India? You can meditate and recharge your batteries over-looking the most spectacular views.
Let’s face it, a little TLC and some exercise is only going to make your holiday even more rewarding. If you’re struggling to keep your resolutions, or perhaps you’re concerned that a holiday is going to ruin your diet, then don’t worry, we’re on hand to help. All you have to do is tweet us (@loveholidays) in your time of need; we’re happy to help!