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Top 5 Spring Break Diet Tips by Carly Curtis

Tue, Mar 05, 2024

With the weather warming up, spring break is probably at the forefront of your mind most days. In addition to the excitement of time off of school and work can come some stress. Maybe you’re thinking you have been working hard to be the strongest version of yourself and do not want to lose that progress.  Well the good news is you don’t have to, and I’m going to share with you my top 5 spring break (or anytime!) diet tips!! Being healthy does not have to equal being super restrictive, and that can be a common misconception. 

Let's dive in:

Stick to real foods. When in doubt, sticking with minimally processed foods will always be most beneficial. The less processed the foods are, the more likely they are to not have a negative impact on your digestion.

Move your body. Movement is so important for our physical health but also for our mental health. Moving your body, whether it be walking each morning, yoga, or hitting the hotel gym you’ll give your metabolism a little boost and feel better afterwards. 

Focus on protein and veggies. We all love some chips and queso or a big, juicy burger with fries. While on spring break, still prioritize getting enough protein and reaching for vegetables to snack on. 

Reach for healthy drink options. It can be so easy to over consume calories with so many alcoholic drinks. From overly processed to super high sugar content, it can quickly add up and start to make you feel not your best. When in doubt, reach for the drinks that have simple ingredients, such as Volley Tequila Seltzer. Knowing exactly what’s in your drinks is key and with just 100-110 calories in my favorite grapefruit flavor, it’s a no brainer. 

Don’t skip breakfast. Starting your day with a high-protein breakfast will help keep you filled up and fueled up for your adventures. If you can even pack some protein powder in a shaker cup or a protein bar to toss it into your purse as you go out exploring so you know you will always have a protein option with you!

Vacations, weekends away, and spring break are supposed to be fun adventures. By making these intentional choices while you’re away, you will be able to enjoy your break and keep being the strongest, healthiest you!