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What is the best way for me to keep track of what I am eating while on vacation?
by Vic2016

What is the best way for me to keep track of what I am eating while on vacation?


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Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

Counting calories and keeping a food journal is tedious and time consuming when you are living your "normal" life, but those tasks become unbearable when on vacation. For me, vacaction is a time to relax and recharge, not a time to be stressed out about what I am eating. I would suggest that you 1. make sure your plates are 50% vegetables/fruits, 25% lean proteins and 25% starch (whole grains, baked potatoes, etc.) and 2. always leave at least 25% of your meal when eating out. If you follow these two tips, you should have an enjoyable vacation that won't derail your healthy eating.

If you do decide that you want to keep track of your meals and snacks, I suggest taking a quick picture with your phone and compiling them into a vacation food album.


Raquel Redmond

There are various food diary apps where you can log your food each day such as MyFitness Pal. You could also log it in the notes section of your phone or if you like writing things down bring a little journal along and keep track that way!


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