Health Tip: Eat Right on Vacation

(HealthDay News) -- It's easy to derail your diet plan while you're on vacation. But experts say you can enjoy the local fare without packing on the extra pounds.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice:

  • If the local foods are rich in fat and calories, eat them in moderation.

  • If you order a large portion, split it with one or two others.

  • Eat small meals throughout the day, rather than gorging yourself all at once.

  • Take a sightseeing walk, or find some other form of physical activity.

  • If you're driving to your destination, pack healthy snacks, such as fruits and veggies.

  • Drink water or 100 percent fruit juice. Avoid beverages with added sugar.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.