The Problem With Holidays And Weight Loss…

July 4, 2009 | By | 10 Replies More
Me on a kids swing in Germany

Me on a kids swing in Germany

I am writing this post sitting in the attic at my parents place in Germany. Last week Saturday me and my kids left for a holiday to visit the grandparents – and I love Germany in Summer. There are little festivals everywhere with lots of fantastic food and drink, and of course if you go and visit the place where you grew up and spent nearly 30 years of your life, there are lots of old friends and relatives to visit, and there is one thing you will never be short of: food. I knew I was in for a challenge!

Well, after one week I can say that I have put 1 kg back on and I don’t like it! But on the other hand, if you are on holidays I think you should not think too much about dieting but simply enjoy life and deal with any weight gain later. I don’t mean though to just go totally overboard and forget everything about eating right – you should still eat mostly the “right” foods, but don’t let it throw you if you indulge in some cake or icecream on the way – just think of it as a little detour.

It can be extremely hard to say “no” to all the goodies that are offered. What we can do though is to try and limit the amount we take in, and try to pick the foods that are less fattening. Mind you, we had a wedding yesterday, and how can you say no to all the fantastic stuff that’s usually offered at a wedding, food that you don’t usually eat during a normal week.

Anyway, in my opinion holidays and weight loss don’t go well together. But we can approach any holidays we take with a relaxed state of mind if we know that it is only temporary and that we will get back on track after. Don’t you think?

Category: My Weight Loss Journey, Weight Loss Challenges

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  1. Nice article to reduce fat to great extent during holidays

  2. I do agree how it is hard to say no to all the delicious food on the holidays… depending on the family and their heritage will determine how healthy the food is. I just stuff my face because the food is healthy and drink a lot of water and avoid dessert.
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  3. The key word here is ‘little’! If you want to stay slim, you’ll need to keep a close watch on the number of treats you eat. Treating yourself to an extra three large glasses of wine, a chocolate bar, a bag of crisps and a German pastry every week – which is easily done – could mean you end up 1.5 stone heavier in a year!

  4. healty says:

    Here are some tips for laying the foundation for your kids future by teaching healty eating habits and habits for good exercise.

  5. i have started replacing my naughty sweets with apples and berries and other sweet fruits
    it takes a bit of getting used to but i need more will power lol

  6. Frank says:

    Thanks for sharing Petra and I hope that you had great vacations. Portion control is the best approach under such circumstances because as you mentioned that sometimes it becomes impossible to resist food on vacations.
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  7. Everything in moderation my dear. Next time you plan your hols. and fear putting on weight have a look at some of the info I have posted on my website I’m sure it will help.
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  9. Good article, I think you should follow a proper balanced diet to enjoy the holidays and to make them memorable.
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