#1 Enjoy Water Sports by the Beach
Go surfing, kayaking, standup paddling, snokerling, diving, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, basically just truly enjoy what the beach has to offer. Engage in activities that keeps you moving, participate in sports that you've never tried, explore new places that you've never been to, you'll never know if you might find something you like. You only live once, if not now, when?
At the same time, you'll get a good tan too!
#2 Get a Good Workout with Fitness Class Passes
No motivation in the gym while on a holiday? No problem. Let the local coaches do their job and give you a good push during the workout! Look for fitness classes near your Airbnb/Resort/Hotel to find what suits you best, it can be anything from yoga/functional training/weightlifting/bootcamp/crossfit etc, point is, do what you like. If you get lucky, some boxes even offer you free trials for a week or so, so you don't even have to spend a penny for a workout!
Tip: Always schedule your workout in the morning so that you can get it over and done with and enjoy the rest of the day doing what you want to do. ;)
#3 Eat your greens at least 1 out of 3 meals
Whenever you're on a holiday, you're bound to eat more. To make sure that I don't overeat, I will always swap one of my meals to a lighter calorie meal and make sure that it contains all the nutrients, fibre and vitamins that I need for the day in compensate of the food that I am going to indulge later in the day. It's all about the balance.
#4 Eat what you need, Moderation is Key
Many of my clients often ask me what do I eat when I go on a holiday. My answer is always the same,
"I eat whatever I want, but only the quantity of what my body needs."
I build my meals according to what my body needs first, and fit in what my mind wants to eat after. For example, in my dinner below, I choose to get a good balance of carbs, vegetables, protein and paired them with my favourite fries by the side. This way, I nourish my body with good nutrients while at the same time I get my cravings controlled.
Tip: Half your calorie intake by just consuming half the fries!