How do you not cheat on your diet during a holiday?
Vacations are a must for relaxation and rejuvenation because they provide a break from the monotony of life. There are also tons of studies that support how time off can increase human productivity at work. However, vacations also tend to be tricky for those trying to adopt a better lifestyle in terms of dietary choices. And more often than not, people tend to treat vacation as an indulgent period where diets are abandoned and food and drinks are consumed in excess. However, there's a way to avoid this overindulgence and not fall into the trap of post-vacation detox diets supposedly meant to offset all the extra calories consumed.
In essence, more cheat days lead to an increased adverse impact on insulin levels, making it harder for the body to recover in a short period. On average, people consume 1,500-2,000 calories per day. When on vacation, the amount of calories per day shoots above 3,000. This leads to insulin imbalance and creates an imbalance in other important hormones affecting hunger and satiety. It also makes it difficult to return to a regular healthy routine once the holiday is over.