Don’t go cold turkey and slash calories to a quarter of what you need. I think this is actually the harder piece of the equation and when done incorrectly can set yourself up for failure, continuing vacation habits. I quickly got back on my morning smoothies and other healthy options but I did it over a few days for a gradual process so I didn’t experience cravings. I kept a dark chocolate bar in my pantry and had a few squares so I could slowly dissipate my sweet tooth. I didn’t want to find myself at Central Market circling the gelato section like the begging seals and pelicans we witnessed in the Galapagos Islands.
So to wrap up, this vacation was a blast and I know my kayaking and hiking, mixed with stretching and drinking a ton of water helped tremendously to take the “sting” out of jumping back into my healthy routine. Plus, I had another motivation - I missed my awesome DS clients and staff!