Forget the bloat, food regret and deep-fried fries; New Zealand's top health food blogger, Sunniva Holt, from The Daily Raw, shares her easy tips to make sure you return from your holiday feeling more healthy than when you left.
Before You Leave
Check Before You Leave
Sunniva recommends getting to know the destination, and checking out HappyCow, before you even leave for the airport.
“Look for supermarkets, salad/soup bars, fruit shops, healthy cafes in the area,” she says.
Know What To Avoid
We’ve all heard of deli-belly, right? The health-conscious babe says you may have to drink bottle water and avoid salads as the risk of contaminated water is quite high in some parts of the world. Be sure you know the potential dangers of the destination and take all precautions when you’re away.
On The Flight
- Drink a minimum of one large glass of water every hour
- Take your own healthy snacks food – just be aware that anything not in a sealed package will probably have to be thrown out before landing
- Stretch your legs, neck and shoulders when you can – bathroom breaks are a perfect opportunity for toe touches!
- Avoid alcohol and fizzies – curb your jet lag by saying “No thank you” to the free drinks
“I always take some packaged food in my suitcase; nuts, dried fruit, whole foods bars, oats, chia seeds, nut butter and seedy crackers. I also take a good quality greens powder that I can just mix with a glass of water,” Sunniva says.
You notice so much more when you’re walking, plus it’s 100% free and you get fit at the same time. Just make sure you pack good walking shoes and socks – you don’t want to get aching raw blisters on holiday
Do a basic workout each day
“I like to do sets of lunges, ski squats, sumo squats, push ups & tricep dips,” the young mum says.
Want to know more?
For some super quick and easy healthy recipes you can make on the go, be sure to check out The Daily Raw’s full blog post here.