Sixty-one percent of Americans gain weight on vacation, which is really no big shocker when you consider all the cocktails sipped, the workouts missed, and the roadside food consumed. This year, come home toting your bags, not extra pounds. Here, 5 stay-trim tips.

  1. Pack a survival kit. Stock up on your favorite Medi-Weightloss® products, like our Shakes to Go and 100-calorie protein bars, and be sure to bring them along. While the rest of the family is eating fast food or you’re in the middle of nowhere and need a quick and filling snack, you’ll have things like our Iced Lemon Shortbread Protein Bar at the ready.
  2. Book a room with a kitchen. By eating even just a few meals in, you’ll save money and calories. Bring healthy food from home or find a local grocery store and stock up on plan-friendly options. For speedy and convenient meals, pack items like our Vegetarian Cheesesteak Pasta and Red Bean Chili.
  3. Research restaurants. Before you leave home, search the Internet for eateries near your destination. While you’re at it, also check out what options you have in the airport or en route to your vacation spot. Compare menus and decide which restaurants will be your healthiest choices.
  4. Grab every opportunity to be active. Take a walking sightseeing tour versus a bus one. Try a new sport like snorkeling or paddle boarding. Rent bikes and explore the region. Vacation is as much about enjoying new experiences and adventures as it is about relaxation.
  5. Stay faithful to your workout. Use the hotel gym or pool, pack your InterActive Exercise Activator, or download a fitness app on your smartphone. After a 30 to 60 minute fitness session, you’ll have earned that nap on the beach!


This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods and recipes mentioned are appropriate for their phase of the program.