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Musings: Staying healthy on holiday

IMG_3537For me holiday usually symbols a time for me to gorge myself on all the food I wish and slob around doing nothing all day. This time however, things were a bit different.

I decided that I wanted to carry on doing Weight Watchers and decided I'd point and track everything I ate and did. If you read my previous post you'll know I even attended a Weight Watchers meeting whilst away, though I wasn't best pleased with the outcome.

With all this in mind I decided to share a few tips and tricks I learnt along the week to help my fellow weight watchers.

First up, breakfast.

It's a tradition in our family that we have a massive fry up for breakfast on holiday.


Ah man, look at that! Whilst you could obviously point for all that and have it and enjoy it, I decided to follow Filling and Healthy, which meant I could have all of this:


0PP. Whilst it's not as enticing as the above picture, this bad boy plate filled me pretty much until dinner and didn't leave me feeling left out. Also, one day I really wanted a sausage (oo-er) so had one, and pointed it!

I swapped the normal bread for a Warbutons thin and scrambled my egg instead of fried it.

For lunch I rarely had a proper meal, choosing instead to snack on fruit as I wasn't that hungry. A big brunch really filled me. My tip for lunch would be to pack something to take with you, for example a Warbutons thin with some ham and fruit/veg to snack on will get you out of a jam, or look for places selling jacket potatoes.

When we're normally on holiday we tend to eat out every night, however this year we made the most of being self-catered (we self cater every year, just never eat in!) On the nights we did go out, I opted for steak and tried to get a jacket potato to go with it. however nowhere really sold them. One night I decided to eat what I really wanted off the menu, 'cause I was on holiday, and the rest I tracked and pointed everything.

To get around the jacket potato situation I've found that by only putting half the chips I've been served on my plate and giving the rest away made me realise I don't need the whole lot of them, and I can save points.

So an average meal out ended up being:



Overall my tips would be:

1) Find smarter substitutions.

2) Don't deprive yourself, but don't go overboard either.

3) Keep active!

4) Split things with others.

5) Stop when you're full.

What are your top holiday tips?

1 comment:

  1. Way to go :) Your food always looks yummy... wish you could just cook for me too and send it through the computer :)
    PS: I have never heard a baked potato be called a "jacket potato"... so fun to "hear" you talk :)