Nutrition Wellness

Eating on Vacation: A Balancing Act

We’ve just returned from a week’s trip to Maine, at spectacular Acadia National Park.  We pitched our tent in a beautiful spot where the kids ran free and we were able to relax and enjoy the fresh air as well as sleeping under the stars.  Magical.

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When it comes to food on vacation, I believe that part of the fun of holidays is the eating part (!) and so I tend to loosen the reins a little and eat things I really fancy, knowing that I will switch back to my regular nutritious diet on my return home.  These days it always balances out and I have found I can control my weight pretty easily this way. Plus I like vacations with plenty of physical exercise – hiking, biking etc. so that also helps too.  I believe that a balanced & sensible approach to food works wonders so when you have the odd treat, it will taste all the better.

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We enjoyed all the seafood this vacation with Maine clams, lobster and calamari.  We also encountered popovers, very similar to English Yorkshire Puddings or a cross between a croissant and a muffin which are enjoyed with jam or ice cream.  The kids were treated to home brewed local root beer and blueberry soda which hit the spot after a 2 hour hike around Jordan’s Pond, a beautiful lake in Acadia.

We’ll be going back to Maine sometime very soon, we miss it already :).

 

 

 

 

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