It’s that time of the year when the weather is perfect and the visitors start to arrive in their droves. Lovely to see them but do their visits play havoc on your waistline?
Here are Carole’s easy tips to stay on track, have a lovely time but not gain weight. Planning is the key to success! Have a plan of what you are going to eat, which restaurants you will visit and activities that you can all enjoy.
- Talk to your visitors before they arrive and find out what they want from their holiday. Do they want to relax, see lots, eat in or out, start to form a game plan that will keep everyone happy and healthy.
- Visitors often like to bring food gifts. Ask them to bring only healthy gifts, a suitcase full of chocolates is not going to help.
- Get organized and cook several meals and freeze before your guests arrive. This will leave you more time with your guests and ensure that you have healthy food ready.
- Keep to your normal routine as much as you can. If you normally go for a morning walk before work, keep with this; don’t stop just because you have visitors. You could encourage them to join you. If you normally have healthy cereals for breakfast just continue – don’t change to high fat croissants or fry ups!