Diet – what diet?

Tuesday 1st July

Enjoy dining out on holiday, without piling on the calories… Istock 000059562878 Medium

While everyone wants to relax on holiday and enjoy themselves, it doesn't have to be a choice between feast or famine. If you're worried about undoing all your good work after weeks on a bikini diet, then Dr Áine O'Connor at the British Nutrition Foundation has some invaluable tips. We've compiled her advice into three handy sections below.

“Healthy eating and exercise habits can easily slip when on holiday,” she says. “Of course you want to enjoy yourself, but don’t worry, healthy eating is about making the right choices and not depriving yourself of food. There are some simple measures you can take to continue a healthy lifestyle on your holiday and still make the most of your time away. A holiday can also be a great opportunity to be active so you can return home feeling healthy and refreshed.”

Lighter menu options

Better buffet choices

Sensible drinking

Further information

The Department of Health recommends that women should not regularly drink more than two to three units a day and men three to four units a day, with a couple of days' break each week from alcohol.

For more information and advice on diet and nutrition, visit the British Nutrition Foundation website.

Suggested reading 

Healthy eating: five easy swaps

Healthy eating: picnics and barbecues

How to measure your alcohol units

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