A couple of weeks ago I was on holiday with my family. My mother generously invited all her children (three girls) and their families (two boyfriends and two children) for a week’s holiday! She rented a house on the beautiful island of Bornholm in Denmark. It was wonderful to have everyone together in the same place at the same time. We are usually spread out in three different countries.
Although my mother and at least one of my sisters are quite health conscious and usually eat rather healthy, this time it was hard to stay on track. At grocery shopping huge amount of “crap” was bought. Crisps, sweets and chocolate! You name it and it was bought!
The first days I avoided the mountain of “crap” that had gathered in one end of the kitchen, but as the days passed it was harder and harder. One day a marshmallow found its way into my mouth! I don’t know how that happened?
And then it went down hill from there.
One marshmallow was all it took. For the rest of the holiday I pigged out and helped devouring the mountain of “crap”. It was so easy, it was right there!
When you are on holiday, you are out of your routine and it is much harder to stay on track with healthy eating. In addition, you probably eat out at restaurants a lot and you generally don’t know what they put into the food. And do I need to mention about portion size?
I advise you to enjoy some “dolce”s when you are out, but don’t over do it! Maybe an ice cream on a hot day or a delicious dessert after dinner, but do not buy “crap” and bring in to the house or apartment where you are staying. Those are just unnecessary calories. Also, remember to drink lots of water! This is something a lot of people tend to forget.
I didn’t stick to this advice and needed a sugar detox when I came back home! I felt sluggish and my skin started to break out.
To top it off, a heat wave hit Europe and I was suffering! My body is not made for this kind of heat. After all, I am Scandinavian!
After a week or so, I am happy to say that I found my balance back again. My skin cleared up and I had more energy again.
My advice to you to avoid pigging out when on holiday: DO NOT buy the “crap” and life is much easier 🙂 Just steer clear of those shelves in the supermarket – you know which ones!