Kuoni Magazine 2016 by Kuoni Travel

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k uoni m agazine 69 call our personal travel experts on 0800 140 4836 how to eat and drink well on holiday nutritionist amanda ursell reveals how to indulge without feeling like you need a post-holiday physical overhaul embrace the fact that in hot climates appetites can naturally tail off a little take advantage of this beneficial body rhythm and eat to appetite rather than feeling that you need to try everything on the menu at every meal eat slowly and enjoy each mouthful rather than rushing through meals and you will find a satisfying balance between wants and needs try drinks with a lower percentage of alcohol by volume abv like a bellini prosecco with peach juice or 3-4 per cent abv ice-cold lagers controlling units is also made easier with single shots of spirits served with low calorie mixers like gin and slim-line tonic with plenty of ice stay within the ‘lower risk’ drinking guidelines so that you can still indulge in a drink but feel good the following day – that’s 2-3 units for women and 3-4 for men a day with alcohol-free days each week make the most of local dishes that use the freshest ingredients and are prepared in natural and healthy ways regular meals help to control blood sugar and energy levels so that you feel stable and energised throughout your day   base your meals around super-nutrient-packed vegetables salads and fruits eggs pulses or some lean fish chicken or meat plus the more slowly-released carbohydrates on the side these include oats new potatoes sweet potatoes pasta pitta tortilla wraps basmati rice bulgur wheat and couscous you can enjoy beautiful meals in almost any country using this combination of food groups which will be a feast for your eyes and get your tastebuds tingling too “sun protection from the outside is vital but you can help your body from the inside as well.”  if you know you are having a celebratory dinner at night consciously have a lighter breakfast and lunch during the day if you have a larger than usual lunch or dinner compensate at other meals to maintain the calorific status quo while appetite may slightly decline your need for water will increase in hotter climates remaining well hydrated helps to combat tiredness and stress helping us in turn to switch off unwind and fully relax  try a new food every day to help open your mind to new experiences practising this explorative side to your nature at mealtimes can be translated into other areas of your holiday inspiring you to try new challenges and activities while away alcohol can suddenly make bowls of nuts and savoury nibbles seem so much more appetising because it stimulates our appetite and lowers our will power around snacks and treats before you have your drink resolve to ‘save’ yourself for the delicious meal that lies ahead it will be worth it to help beat bloating that can occur after flying and when in hot climates swap fizzy drinks including sparkling water for still versions drink from a glass rather than a straw drink and eat slowly and cut down on salt we eat around 8.8g of salt a day in the uk yet only need around 1g even in hot climates having lots of vegetables and fruits simply-prepared meals and not adding salt at the table can help you lose up to 1.5 litres of excess stored water 1-2lb on the bathroom scales within the first three days of your break you can literally feel yourself de-bloat as the days go by  sun protection from the outside is vital but you can help your body from the inside as well make a beeline for orange-coloured fruits and vegetables like carrots mangos apricots and sweet potatoes red ones like tomatoes and red peppers plus spinach and watercress rich in super nutrients called beta carotene lycopene and lutein these vibrant pigments accumulate under our skin where they act like a parasol helping to scatter harmful rays giving us an estimated internal skin protection factor spf of around three this is great back-up for sun lotions wellbeing escapes we are proud to partner with wellbeing escapes the uk’s largest and most established spa and wellness holiday company to offer you the very best wellness holiday experience from weight loss and detox holidays to stress management talk to us today and we’ll plan a wellness holiday that’s right for you.