5 Things Nutritionists Do After Vacation
So your week away was a full-on food bonanza. These tips can help undo the damage.
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Get Delivery (But Not That Kind)
If you cleared your fridge before you left, you're in for a little I-have-nothing-to-eat panic when you get home. "The last thing I want to do when I get back from a trip is go to the grocery store," says Jessica Crandall, RDN, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Wellness Center Director at Denver Wellness and Nutrition. "So I order groceries online—either while I'm still on vacation or before I leave—and schedule the delivery for the day I get back." This also eliminates the temptation of ordering a pizza with everything or roaming the supermarket aisles while you're starving. (Research in JAMA Internal Medicine
found that people who went to the store hungry bought nearly 45 percent more high-calorie foods compared to non-ravenous shoppers.)