I am looking for some tips on how to eat healthy while going on holiday.
Hi Mefites. I'm this person
. Things are going well for me. Somewhere along the line, I have become a lot less obsessive about food, and am eating pretty healthily and intuitively - 3 good meals a day when I am hungry, minimal snacks (though a lot of coffee), limited amounts of sugar but not freaking out when I do eat a whole dessert or whatever. What's more, I'm feeling really good about myself.
But I think a large part of my success has been routine. I have control over what I eat and that's a big deal. I am going on holiday, which I am really looking forward to, but a little apprehensive about my routine being thrown out of whack and what that is going to do with my eating.
(1) Everything is delicious in the countries that I will be visiting (I'm going around South Asia).
(2) I will be visiting plenty of family members while there. Everywhere you go, they serve you snacks and get seriously offended if you don't eat anything. These snacks are usually deep-fried things or sweets. I can politely say no, but some of the older members of the extended family can get very shrill if you refuse to eat anything and take it as a personal affront. They also notice when you don't eat much and tend to point that out in a really high-pitched way ("Ziggy500, there is NOTHING ON YOUR PLATE
!"). It can be very embarrassing.
(3) It will be very hot and I won't get a chance to do much exercise.
It would be great to come back home and not find all my hard-earned efforts destroyed when I step on the scale, so I'm looking for tips on how to successfully navigate my holiday while still enjoying myself.
For info: I am limiting my carbs, and trying to drastically limit my sugar intake. I have desserts every now and then. I eat a lot of vegetables and salad.