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How do you manage your fat loss journey while on vacation? Being on vacation amid a fat loss journey is a dilemma. After working hard and achieving positive results, later comes a vacation. Vacations present many challenges to a fat loss journey. During week 7 – May 07, 2018, my journey confronted me with a question about my fat loss journey. After week 6 of my fat loss journey, I had a massive weight loss. I was ready for a vacation.

How Do You Handle a Fat Loss Journey While on Vacation?

A cliché says, “those who bend don’t break.” I decided before my vacation that I would have an excellent time. You can use your vacation to reward your hard work instead of using it as a challenge to your hard work. The expectation that you set for vacations, holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries will determine if you are successful or fail.

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I did not place restrictions on my food, but I hit the treadmill and gym every morning. The goal was to have fun and be flexible. By doing this, you can re-energize for the rest of your fat loss journey. You can manage your fat loss journey and still have fun while on vacation.

How to Handle Fat Loss Results From Vacation

Do not ignore the results of your vacation. Instead, set S.M.A.R.T. goals for your vacation time. I decided it was okay to gain up to three pounds during my vacation. Your body will respond to food after a calorie deficit for a prolonged time. Any calorie surplus will replenish depleted fat reserves. Expect to gain weight but limit how much weight is acceptable. It is okay to gain a little weight when you manage your fat loss journey while on vacation.

It takes 3500-calorie-surplus to gain one pound, so three pounds for me equaled 10,500-calorie-surplus during vacation. The 10,500 calories equaled a surplus of 1500 calories a day. I set my goal with exercise, NEAT activities, and my metabolism. Also, I could eat around 4000 calories a day. I gained two pounds during week seven, but the fantastic news was that I walked away from my vacation feeling good about my vacation and fat loss journey. My vacation was a vacation, and after the rest and fun, my vacation energized me. The vacation enabled me to get back to my fat loss journey.

The Results of a Fat Loss Journey

After week seven, my waistline was 33 inches, and my weight was 177 pounds. My meals were 37% protein, 22% fat, and 41% carbohydrates. My fiber-to-carbohydrate ratio was 15%, and my sugar-to-fiber ratio was 273%. Unfortunately, I did not track my steps, workouts, or overall calories.

I was on a cruise, so I enjoyed myself and had fun. Managing your fat loss journey is to be human and act with your long-term goals in mind. You need not lose weight every week to reach your goals. A weight-loss journey is a marathon, not a sprint. So pace yourself and have some fun along the way.

By Terry Clark

Terry Clark is a math professor, certified fitness trainer, bodybuilding coach, nutrition specialist, writer, and fitness enthusiast. Terry loves working out, playing with numbers, solving problems, writing, and teaching.