Going to the beach has always been one of the best things to do. Exploring the surf, enjoying the wind on your body and swimming to your heart’s content.

Of course, the gustatory pleasure of enjoying new kinds of food is part of the experience. You don’t want to miss a single thing.

What you do want to stay away is those unwanted pounds and have fun with your weight loss.

  • runningUse the venue to your advantage – the beach isn’t just a place that you can enjoy wonderful photo opportunities at. It’s also the perfect place to burn up some calories. Your body won’t experience as much repeated stress because the sand will lessen the impact. After a run, you can always dive into the amazing blue waters to cool off. If you think the sea is more attractive, don’t go straight out when you swim. To be safe, swim along the shoreline, and follow its length. If that’s not going to cut it, forget what you’re doing for a while and splash in the water.
  • Take a quick turn around the beach – one of the easiest ways to burn up calories while enjoying the scenery is to walk. A fun way of adding spice to a relaxing stroll is to alternate it with brisk walks. It’s as easy as setting a target landmark on your sights. When you reach it, start walking at your normal pace once more so you can recover. Then do the same thing all over again. For stronger cardiovascular exertion that will strengthen your lungs and heart, walking with a high effort is best. It will also jack up your metabolism so you can burn fat faster and more efficiently.
  • Pack your snacks – if you get lost or your flight gets delayed, you might have your hunger pains. This is the fastest way to gain calories since there are a lot of high-calorie, sugary foods available at the airport. Worse, you won’t stay full for long if you eat baked goods, chocolate bars, candy and chips. They’ll only intensify the craving for sugars and carbohydrates while you travel. Prep for your travels with snacks like dried fruits, seeds and nuts, whole wheat crackers with peanut butter or your best option – granola bars that are high in fiber.
  • Be careful of your alcohol intake – a few margaritas while watching the sunset sounds very relaxing, but those drinks are worth 200 calories each and can add up to more pounds than you want on you. There is a very high possibility that you will make a lot of unhealthy choices when it comes to food. Choose drinks that aren’t too sugary. Switch to a diet pop instead of regular pop. Make sure you drink enough water in between alcoholic drinks so you hydrate yourself.

Going on a vacation will always be a fun and unforgettable experience. Make it even more unforgettable by not taking extra pounds home, but leaving them at the beach.