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Get Back On Track: Recovering From Vacation

We've all been there. You took the vacation of a lifetime, tried the most amazing food, maybe had a few too many drinks, ate dessert with every meal because, hey, you're on holidays! Vacations are meant to be enjoyed to the fullest, to try new things, escape for a little while, and indulge as much as you want. You deserve it!

Then, you come back to reality. You're home and have to get back on track. Not only did you throw away your good habits, but you might be facing some post-travel blues. The excitement and good times with your favorite people is over for now and maybe you don't have much to look forward to.

So how do you get back on track after traveling? I've found it's just as important to be prepared for your trip as it is to be prepared for the few days afterwards.

Here's what to do... (Psst. Get your planner out and ready).

FIRST THINGS FIRST

I know the last thing you want to think about as you get ready to jet off is to think about your return, but before you step foot on the plane, know your schedule. I'd even suggest taking at least one day off before returning to work. It ensures you'll have time to focus on getting back to reality. Remember, you'll probably be exhausted when you first return so if it's possible give yourself some time to just relax. Be gentle with yourself. You may feel pressure to jump back into your normal, busy routine, but this will likely only lead to stress, burnout, and exhaustion.

 

MEAL PLAN

With your planner in hand, it's time to decide what you're going to eat for the next week. Try to choose healthy options that will make you feel good. I aim for meals that will help with bloating, be detoxifying, reduce inflammation, and give me lots of nutrition.

Here's a few examples of delicious, healthy meals you could include that will help you to resest your diet after an indulgent week on vacation:

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