06 August 2013

30 Days 30 Letters: An Open Letter To My Diet Buddy #14 - Planning & Prep for Vacation Diet Battle

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Dear Diet Buddy,

The kids' school holiday begin this week for 2 weeks. We have decided to spend the whole week at their grandparents'. It's great to relax but I have vowed to break my weight loss plateau this month, so premeditated schedule is a must to make sure my weight loss plan don't unravel.

1. Eating Clean Diet Plan
  • Avoid processed foods - processed foods are any food that has a label which means that more than one ingredient was used to make that food. They can be loaded of hidden added sugars.
  • Cook meals at home using fresh ingredients - Restaurant foods and processed foods both tend to be very high in sodium
  • Cut down on refined grains (white rice, white flour)
  • Eat whole foods - they are food straight from farms. Eg. whole fruits and veges, low fat dairy product, unsalted nut, whole grains. 
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
  • Have more water - try a spritz of lemon or lime to jazz it up.

2. Set aside time for exercise
I don't exercise a lot when I'm away from home because, I know this is sounds funny but there's no 'hidden space' (except our bedroom) at the parents' house where I can secretly exercise. :P I hate to be seen exercising in 'public'. So I plan a set of exercises which I can do upon wake up, or do spontaneously while watching TV.

3. To-do-list and Activities with Kids - to keep me busy so I'm not lounging around at home all day surrounded by food.
Do you plan out your day ahead of time? How exactly you do it? Share in the comments.

Yours truly,

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  1. The regime that is applied should be finished gradually, especially when it comes to incorporating workout and a new diet.

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  2. I don't plan anything ahead, but I think these are great ideas for you breaking your plateau :)

  3. Even though you're on vacation, try to still get up early to do your workout. Perhaps you can even do it before everyone else is awake so you won't have to worry about an audience.

  4. Lucas Moore, thanks for sharing your opinion.

    Kate Hall, I enjoyed your budget travel series. Thanks for letting me know what you thought about this.

    Cassandra Schmigotzki, I tend to wake up late during vacations. I'll remember your advice to stick to my morning routine.

    Thanks all for commenting.

  5. Looks like you have a great plan!

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  6. @Honeybee GB
    Hi Honey! I like your plan. You have a determination in your voice! That is awesome and it sounds like you will do well on your trip. I especially like the planned activities with he kid. Thanks for linking up!

  7. I don't plan my day out exactly because it's too unpredictable with two kids, however I have a good idea of structure and where I can fit in all that I want to fit in - blogging, commenting, meals, free time, exercise, etc.

  8. You are really make a plan to succeed. That is what it takes. Make a plan and follow through. You will get past that plateau.


  9. I always find it hard to stick with diet and exercise plans when I'm away from home. Space is particularly difficult, I have a bunch of physio exercises that I try to do every day (ha ha ha...) but it's so difficult in a hotel room.

  10. Thanks for linking up with us last week. I hope you'll stop by again tomorrow!

    Vacation is always tricky. You want a break, but you don't want to get off track. We have an upcoming vacation and I dread the battle!


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