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Healthy travel tips for women over 40 while on vacation are important to weight loss. Vacation eating habits can be detrimental to the healthy habits you’ve worked so diligently to create. It’s possible to have both a great vacation and stay true to healthy goals!

healthy travel tips for women over 40

I am frequently disappointed at the limited number of healthy items on menus when dining out. Then, of course, on top of that, the high fat, high carb meals are so dang enticing, it is really hard to choose healthily!

Keep reading as I thought of you while applying healthy travel tips for women over 40 on our recent trip!

Over Spring Break, we took a mini family vacation to Los Angeles and met my daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren there for some fun! 

Healthy Vacation Tips for Women Over 40

Vacations are great, even while staying true to your weight loss and healthy goals!

If driving, keep your refillable water bottle with you. When you stop for food or make a pitstop, you can refill it with ice and water at the soda station. Or, if you have room, pack a cooler with water.

There are some snacks that are really easy to travel with, especially if you have a cooler. We like to take fruit, raw veggies, protein bars, food for the kids (it helps reduce drive through visits), sandwiches, even protein/meal replacement powder or shakes.

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Healthy snacks & water

Those same snacks are easily kept in a hotel refrigerator to prevent late night ice cream runs or arriving at dinner too hungry to make a healthy choice.

Speaking of dinner, consider splitting a meal with someone. Most of the time, you will find half is more than enough to fill you up.

Perhaps make a deal with yourself. Allow yourself 1 small portion splurge a day, within reason, to keep yourself from overindulging. Or, if you are really good, only allow yourself that 1 splurge if you were able to get some exercise in that day.

If you are driving long distances, sitting in the car for hours and hours can wreak havoc on your daily calories burned.

Consider heading to the hotel workout room if even for a treadmill walk, or better yet, walk around your destination to enjoy the scenery while burning some much-needed calories. If possible, walk to and from the restaurant.

Workouts on vacation. In a perfect world, we would all get our daily workouts in, even during vacation. I personally know this isn’t always possible.

There are ways we can be prepared by removing some of the obstacles hindering workouts on vacation. We live in the age of technology and mobility. Take advantage of it.

Stream your regular workout program by joining Beachbody, my personal choice of programs.

Some great online workouts require no equipment and only space of a small hotel room. This is a great one to try- 30 Min Indoor No Equipment Workout

There are even some very beneficial workouts that only take a few short minutes. You can’t beat a 7 min HIIT – 7 Min Full Body Workout

Bring your laptop, tablet or even your smartphone along and presto, you are workout ready. Of course, pack your gym clothes!

As you are out and about on your daily adventures, make sure to bring along some healthy snacks.

It helps to eat a little something every few hours and will help prevent an impulsive decision you will likely regret later.

Preventing weight gain while on vacation is completely doable when applying healthy travel tips for women over 40! If prepared, you can come home from vacation proud of yourself for not blowing your diet and pick up right where you left off before you left. 

Have some tips to prevent weight gain while on vacation? Please share in the comments below!

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Additional Healthy Travel Tips for Women Over 40:

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

5 Healthy Travel Tips While On the Road

Our Los Angeles trip in pics with tips in action!

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Embassy Suites LAX South

 

 

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Love Embassy Suites for their fresh made to order breakfasts.

 

 

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My LA splurge, always Randy’s Donuts. Honestly, I could live off of them.

 

 

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Tip: Cut into pieces to share. Smaller portions mean less impact on your goals plus you can enjoy more variety!

 

 

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Universal Studios – one of our favorite parks! Evie & Dean were patient while waiting for their play time.

 

 

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Walking Dead walk thru exhibit…my apologies to Andrew’s arm I borrowed while walking through, but we made it without any walkers biting us! Eeek!!

 

 

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It was a hot day in Burbank! Aren’t our grandkids cute!!??

 

 

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It is beneficial to purchase the front of the line pass and use your Amex…then you have access to this relaxing lounge with snacks, comfy seats and AC for a nice break from the crowds and heat.

 

Transformers in action and available for pictures! Check out this experience!

 

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Of course, we all had to try the famous Butterbeer in Hogwarts! And yes, it was great!! TIP: The cups are big enough to share!

 

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Ribs from Tony Roma’s! Great item to share. TIP: Choose a veggie for your side and if you want some fries, just get a few from the kids’ plates!

 

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A visit to LA means a trip to our old hometown, Manhattan Beach. It’s just too bad there was a heavy marine layer on our beach day.

 

What are your tips for healthy travel?

 

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