When you’re on vacation, one of the best things is being able to relax and not worry about anything. But that doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go completely and start eating unhealthy!

Should we be on an absolute health kick on vacation? Of course not. It’s nice to travel and break the routine. But sometimes we can go a little too far and need to watch what we eat during our travels. At least our body will be telling us enough is enough if we stray too far away from our everyday habits back home.

Therefore, what can we do to maintain our healthy eating habits from the get-go on our holidays? Well, all is not lost. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your holiday while still looking out for your diet. Read on for our top tips for eating healthily in a hotel!


How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation: Tips for Hotel Dining.


Why Eat Healthy while on vacation?

You might be thinking, “I’m on vacation, so I deserve to indulge!” And while that’s true to an extent, it’s important to remember that vacations are a time when we’re usually more active than usual.

Whether you’re sightseeing all day or just spending lazy days by the pool, you’ll likely be doing more than you’re used to, so you’ll need to fuel your body accordingly. Eating unhealthy foods will only make you feel sluggish and won’t give you the energy you need to enjoy your vacation.

Plus, eating healthy while on vacation can help you relax more! When you’re not worried about fitting into your swimsuit or feeling bloated from all the unhealthy food, you can truly relax and enjoy your time away.

Of course, you may be the usual health freak who can’t help but eat healthy on vacation. That’s fine; what about those who need a few helpful tips on keeping the balance right? In this article, we’ll try to take care of a few healthy eating habits.


How to Eat Healthy on Vacation: Tips for Hotel Dining

We have dribbled enough about why and how eating is essential, so let’s get right into the article. Here is how to eat healthy while staying in a hotel.


Try to avoid dining in restaurants for every meal.

Firstly, try to avoid eating out for every meal. Sure, it’s tempting to want to try all the local restaurants, but your stomach will thank you for giving it a break from all that greasy food. Instead, opt for cooking simple meals in your hotel room using the mini-fridge and microwave.

A simple hotel meal could include:

  • Going to the nearest supermarket.
  • Purchase a range of healthy foods that are easily prepared without needing a kitchen.
  • Take the food back to the room and indulge in a healthy meal in front of the television.

These simple meals could consist of salads, soup, whole-grain toast, fruit and yogurt.

If preparing meals in your room sound too much of a hassle, at least eat breakfast in your room. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day anyway, so you might as well start your day with a nutritious meal!


Find Healthy Choice Restaurants

If you want to go out to eat, try to find restaurants with healthy options on the menu. More and more eateries are catching on to the fact that people want more nutritious choices, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a place that suits your needs.

A great way to find healthy restaurants in the local area is to google for reviews. Type in something like “healthy restaurants near me”, and you’ll find some good options. Once you’ve found a couple of places, please look at their menus online to see what healthy items they offer.



The Manisan Restaurant is one of Bali’s finest at Alaya Resort, Ubud. It’s ideal for healthy eating.



Be Careful with Portion Sizes

Control the amount you’re eating; Even if you’re eating healthy foods, it’s still possible to overeat. When we’re on vacation, we tend to relax a little more and let loose, leading to our overeating without even realizing it.

Therefore, it’s essential to be mindful of your portion sizes, especially when dining out. When ordering a meal, try to avoid getting an appetizer or starter, as this will only add unnecessary calories to your meal.

If you’re struggling with portion control, ask the waiter to wrap up half your meal before you even start eating. That way, you’ll be less tempted to eat it all!


Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

That’s right, drink water. One of the healthiest things you can do for your body is to keep it hydrated, and there’s no better way to do that than by drinking lots of water.

When we’re dehydrated, we tend to overeat because our bodies confuse thirst for hunger. So next time you’re feeling a little hungry, drink a glass of water first and see if that does the trick!


Don’t Underestimate the Power of Snacking.

When you’re on the go, it can be easy to forget to eat or not have time for a proper meal. But that doesn’t mean you should go hungry! Always carry some healthy snacks with you, like nuts or fruit, so you can tide yourself over until you can sit down for an authentic meal.

Snacking in between meals is OK, as long as the food you eat remains on the healthy side, of course.

Healthy snacks could include :

-A handful of nuts

-A piece of fruit

-Vegetables and dip


-Whole-grain crackers

-Dark chocolate


Make full use of a healthy breakfast menu.

Breakfast is a great time to indulge in healthy eating on vacation, while there is a range of food that’s not so good for you. A the same time, there are many foods you can select from when wanting to remain healthy and active for your full-day excursion.

A lot of hotels these days offer a healthy breakfast menu, so make sure to take advantage of it! Fill up on eggs, fruit, and whole-grain toast to start your day off right and give you the energy you need to explore.

Healthy breakfast choices can include:



-Whole grain toast



-Nuts and seeds



Alaya Resort

Curry prawn crepes are not your typical breakfast, but it’ll do me fine.


Make Full Use of Room Service

Room service, did you say? Yes, please. Room service is one of the great perks of staying in a hotel, so make use of it! You can usually find healthier options on the room service menu than you would at a restaurant, so take advantage of that.

The significant advantage is you can order a delicious and healthy room service meal and indulge in good eating while watching in-house movies. There’s always a lot to love about ordering room service.

Staying healthy while on vacation is possible if you put in a little effort. So go ahead and book that dream vacation, and don’t forget to pack your healthy attitude too! Following these simple tips will help you enjoy your time away without worrying about packing on the pounds.

Have you ever tried to maintain your diet while vacationing? How did you find the experience? Let us know in the comments below!

Are you looking for more travel tips on living a healthy lifestyle? Check out our blog for more helpful articles.


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