You worked hard all year and waited patiently for a much-deserved break. Your trip was perfectly planned and there you are, on vacation — eat, drink and be merry! But after a while, the effects of vacation food and drink don’t leave you feeling so merry.
Celebration eating happens when we’re in party mode — it seems like a good idea at the time. You’re away from home, no kitchen to clean, no groceries to buy, and when it’s time to order in a restaurant, that celebratory notion says, “Just have it, you’re on vacation, worry about it later.” What’s that they say about payback?
Restaurant meals are higher in salt, sugar, additives and fat than meals prepared at home. After a few days of party food, lethargy, bloating and irritability can set in and change up your best-laid plans. No matter how beautiful your surroundings or how carefully you planned, somehow it’s not as much fun when indigestion and fatigue are part of your vacation.