If you are determined to have food rules, it is a time to relax those rules and allow for fun foods. If you have always overate ice cream or fries, then it is normal that you are somewhat scared to open Pandora’s Box by eating them. It takes practice to learn how to eat these foods in smaller quantities and to feel in charge when eating them. Practice along with a side of guilt-free, mindful eating is the key. Thinking that you have “blown it” by eating something you deemed forbidden, only makes matters worse.
which to chose. And no, I’m not talking about eating salads all summer! Throwing in the towel to trying to eat reasonably is what gets many people in trouble. No, a mile high plate of pancakes with tons of syrup is not a balanced breakfast. BUT, you won’t gain weight from doing this once in a while. Believing that you can make a reasonable food choice no matter where you are eating usually helps people feel more in charge of their eating and more confident that they can eat well. Assuming that trying to eat well will be impossible, will only fuel your thoughts that trying is useless. It is a self fulfilling prophecy.
Believing that healthy eating is impossible guarantees that it will be – TWEET THIS!
No matter where you are headed this summer, you can keep up with your health goals or continue to eat well. These goals may have to modified to be more flexible and they’ll take more of a back seat compared to other times of the year but there are solutions to the less healthy problems.
-pack a cooler with plenty of easy to eat finger foods like pretzels, popcorn, cherry tomatoes, baby cucumbers, mini carrots, cherries and bananas. Water and juice as well as simple sandwiches (like peanut butter and jam) and yogurt (drinkable or tubes don’t require any utensils) are also easy to pack and keep cool.
What are your tips for eating well on vacation or a road trip?