The holiday season is in full swing - which means, so are your long-awaited vacation plans! It’s time to explore another city, revisit old favourites, and eat incredible food… oh wait, perhaps not the last one.
You see for some, holidays mean going on a massive food binge.
And although, there’s nothing wrong in indulging in delicious food, it’s no question that staying in shape is equally important.
Whilst neglecting a healthy lifestyle may not be in anyone’s “holiday itinerary”, we understand that it can be a huge challenge for most of us.
Here are 5 easy tricks to stay in shape even during the holidays:
Start your day with a big and healthy breakfast
Having a big and healthy breakfast will keep your stomach full for much longer, and prevent you from indulging in high-calorie snacks before lunch time.
Build a big breakfast around nutrient-dense foods to get the most benefit. Include whole grains, protein, and fiber.
Have at least one yogurt per day
Yogurt is a low-fat food packed with calcium and protein, helping burn fat and promote weight loss.
Eating yogurt every day can help regulate your digestive system by decreasing gas, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.
Here are easy ways to incorporate yogurt into your diet, even when you’re on a holiday:
- Have an 8 ounce container as a healthy snack during the day, or as a base for breakfast or lunch.
- Add a cup of yogurt with a half cup of fresh fruit or whole grain granola during meals
- Substitute low-fat yogurt for mayonnaise
- Step up your smoothie game with yogurt, instead of milk!
Drink a lot of water
Although this sounds cliche but, truth be told, a lot of us still tend to skip on water when we travel.
There are various reasons why - carrying a water bottle can be a hassle, peeing in public places isn’t entirely convenient, clean water may not be widely accessible, and more.
You see, you don’t have to drink tons and tons of water every day. Just enough of an amount to keep you hydrated and avoid unnecessary hunger pangs.
Incorporate an active activity into your itinerary
We understand how difficult it is to stick to a consistent workout routine while traveling. So instead of trying to squeeze it into your tight schedule, make the most out of your current itinerary and your surrounding areas.
If you stay close to the park, walk.
If you’re on a seaside vacation, try paddle boarding, surfing, or even swimming.
If you’re camping, incorporate hiking into your schedule.
And if you’re staying a lot longer in one city, see if you can try a new cultural experience to keep your body active.
Say, salsa if you’re in Spain; yoga if you’re in India; Muay Thai if you’re in Thailand, and so much more!
The beauty of these vacation activities is, it’s not only a great way to pass time, but you’ll also be able to learn something new and help keep your body in shape!
Never compromise on sleep
A lot of people have poor sleeping habits, and are chronically sleep deprived. This often becomes much worse during a holiday, where you attempt to squeeze in a million different things throughout the day.
Make sleep a priority, whether you’re traveling or not, as sleep deprivation can be one of the major causes of weight gain.
Here are some tricks to help you sleep better:
- Wear an eye mask
- Use ear plugs
- Switch off gadgets at least 2 hours before bedtime
To know more on how you could reverse your holiday weight gain, read our recent article here - http://bit.ly/2nztNoj.
And if you need a little extra hand with reversing that holiday weight gain, speak to our slimming experts on 04 343 7987.
No payment or credit card needed - simply book your appointment time conveniently using our online booking system.
Located in Oasis Mall 2nd Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Quoz 1 (Free parking).
Call us on 04 3437987 for enquiries.
Dear Slimspa Team,
Thank you so much for the great service, smile and hospitality. Nasim you are the best manager/beautician I have ever met. Wish you all the luck in your career.
I want to thank everyone at this spa. They are really sweet and nice. I have been here since more than 4 years and I love this spa. This spa is like home.
You are all a wonderful team, high spirit, smiley faces and constant care. Many thanks for helping me in losing weight, reach my goal, keep on being motivated and feeling wonderful and most importantly healthy.
Best wishes to all and hope to see you soon, for maintenance only.
Been doing Vellasmooth for 3 weeks and have already lost more than 7cm from my abdomen. Amazing results!! Fantastic Treatment, lovely friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Thanks Slimspa
Thank you so much! Not only I lost some cm but I spent great time here. Each session I came more relaxed. What more can I expect? Thank you again and see you next time.
Lisa is best! Really grateful to Lisa & Naseem for all the support.Lost 6 miles in just 5 sessions.
Great service & ambience at slimspa.
A big thank you to all spa team for your nice welcoming, always smiling, for your patience and efforts to meet any needs. I have not always been an easy going client but you have all been very consistent in your efforts and always very comforting. Slimspa is not only a spa but a lovely family.
Thank you, had a lovely and relaxing lymphatic massage.
Dear Slimspa, You are one of the best spa but there will always be one more room for improvement. Your room lights, more machines so we can enjoy more time to have our treatments. We like all your staff, they are really good. Keep it up! God bless!
Slimspa Team, Thank you for your special treatment. Your spa is very welcoming and professional. I had satisfying results and will come back for sure.
To Slimspa Having a great healthy figure is a compromise and full time job. An awesome diet and gym is the key but for a faster result I tried manual massages and endermologies, the results were amazing, long lasting and meet all my expectations. Cellulite is not about exercise as much as intake of water & estimulation through massages and that's what I got from these treatments & great increase in collagen in my skin. I truly recommend LPG products and treatments,I am happy client.
I had got a very impressive result from my anti cellulite treatments and really like to thank my therapist Soumiys for being so professional , precise and patience . The spa itself is very clean , the staff were friendly and my treatment always starts & ends on time .
Amazing spa and reasonably priced for LPG! I had good results and the therapist Ciby is so knowledgeable and professional. Definitely coming back!
Had a great experience with Hanna. She matched my colour perfectly and I find her cut the easiest to manage and style.
It was a pleasant experience. The staff was friendly, made me feel welcome and explained everything / procedures for my treatment to me. I will definitely go there again for future treatments. Thank you so much. I have already experienced some of the desired results - just two weeks after my first treatment! So I already booked my next treatment and am very excited about possible future results.
I had a wonderful experience with the spa, the combination of treatments was very helpful on my goal to get a better figure. The personal was professional, I believe they have always keep the expectations to reality and would recommend to anyone who wants to achieve results.
The Hydrafacial was totally excellent. The great ambience coupled with the helpful and kind behaviour of the staff, the treatment was not only useful for my skin but also had been a very pleasant experience
Currently undergoing Venus Legacy sessions (with Somaya) and manual anti cellulite massage (Warda) and they do wonders! After four sessions I see the results. Everyone is super accommodating and professional.
Really impressed with this place. They offer all types of solutions for slimming and body contouring. Had cellulite treatment here and was more than satisfied with the results. The staff are very professional and very friendly and they will give you the best advice and solutions.
Efficient, friendly, personalized attention and warm service. Very comfortable going ahead with their treatments owing to their experienced staff.