The Berger Bungalow: How to get back on track after a vacation

How to get back on track after a vacation
Posted on:7.23.2017

This post is sponsored by EatSmart Products, but all opinions are my own. 

Getting back on track after an indulgent vacation is hard. Trust me, I know after two weeks on non-stop eating in Rome, Venice, Bologna (foodie heaven), Florence, Cinque Terre & Montalcino. But, if you are determined to get back on track, you can do it! Today, I want to share a few tips with you on how to make getting back on track just a bit easier for you! 

1. Plan out your week
Planning out your week is essential if you are ready to get back on track. I tend to over book myself with social situations, which can be great, but it also leads to eating out a lot (aka. unhealthy eating for me). When I plan out my weeks, I make sure to set aside time to work out, eat healthy and also get enough sleep! 

2. Meal prep
As you've heard, "abs are made in the kitchen" which is why meal prepping is SO important. Each week, Ian and I will plan out our meals, prep our food, cook, and weigh out our food. Why weigh your food, you ask? Well, American's in general tend to over eat and I wanted to prevent that. I portion out my meals to make sure I am eating the exact amount that I am actually supposed to be eating! I love the EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale for this because it is so easy to use and it's small, so it's easy to store, as well. For me, I love it because I can stop guessing about my portion sizes and instead, know that I am eating the right amount. For Ian, he loves it because it "mixes cooking and science" hahahah. I highly recommend this scale if you are in search of one! 

When you are meal prepping, make sure to make your meals mostly vegetables and lean protein. My favorite options are squash from our garden, organic chicken, organic ground turkey, fish, salads, broccoli, etc. etc. If anyone is interested, I will show you what a typical week looks like for me when I meal prep.

3. Exercise
The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you are taking in and for me, this means that I have to work out. I know that getting back to an exercise routine after a long vacation is hard. Trust me, I haven't even made it back to my gym yet, BUT it is essential in getting back on track.

4. Work towards a goal
My favorite tip is to work towards a goal. This might be to look good in a bathing suit for your next trip, or just to be able to eat that doughnut on national doughnut day. ;) Whatever it is, aim high and knock out your goal! 

Getting back on track is hard, but definitely doable with a little preparation. Don't forget to check out EatSmart Products if you are in need of a kitchen scale AND you can also enter to win one below!!! I promise you won't regret it :) 

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