Have a Post-Vacation Food Plan for Getting Back on Track

Pre-planning out a few food details before I went on vacation for helped me get right back on track after I returned home!

Mmmm. ๐Ÿ˜ I completely enjoyed my Pre-Planned, Post-Vacation, 5sp (sp = Weight Watchers SmartPoints) Re-entry lunch! 3sp for 2 servings of myย Stovetop Freestyle Chicken Chili, 0 sp for a Tbsp of 0% Fage yogurt, 2sp for 7 Tostitos Organic Scoops Chips, and 0sp for a bed of greens (small, sliced cucumbers, baby spinach leaves, and crunchy iceberg lettuce).

๐Ÿ‘100% filling! ๐Ÿ‘100% delicious!
and I can feel really good about getting back on track post-vacation. ย ๐Ÿšข๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜ โญ๏ธย Itโ€™s not easy to return to our regular routines that we were anxious to escape from in the first place.

Creating a re-entry plan for yourself will help with the transition back to your day-to-day life.

4 Other Pre-Planning Vacation Re-Entry tips:

1. โ„๏ธConsider freezing a few lunches or dinners for yourself in the weeks leading up to your vacation. Even one dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜ will be helpful on the week you get back from being away & it will make your life easier.

2. ๐Ÿฝ Make a draft menu plan for yourself and/or your family. You do not have to plan every single meal, but even just 3-5 EASY dinners will make re-entry into your regular routine significantly less stressful. I also recommend planning one night of take-out or delivery to take the pressure off of having to cook every meal. Pick the day or night that you think will be the most challenging or when youโ€™ll be the most tired.

3. ๐Ÿ“†Make a date with yourself on your calendar to clean out your fridge before you go away & create your post-vacation shopping list ๐Ÿ“BEFORE you go away. Youโ€™ll be tired when you get back, so having the shopping ๐Ÿ›’ list made ahead of time will be one less thing to do upon your return.

4. ๐ŸฅซShop for any non-perishable items BEFORE you go away so you only need to run out and get fresh items. You could also choose to use a food delivery service and pre-order the fresh stuff, but I am always worried my return time could change or get delayed, so I no longer pre-order my groceries for the day I return home

Hope some of these ideas help ease your re-entry back to your regular meal routines after your next getaway!

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What are some of YOUR favorite post-vacation tips? ย Please share in the comments.

Here are some photos of my tasty back-to-reality lunch!

 

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Just trying to live my life as mindfully as I can. We only get one shot at this life & I do not want to miss a thing! I lost almost 50 pounds in 2016 (and I am still an active Weight Watchers Member) and I feel great...and this feeling is not about what I lost, it is about all the perspective I have gained. My journey is always evolving, so I decided that blogging about it would be a great way to share the joy. Writing about my journey keeps me mindful! Thanks for coming along! Live Life Mindfully

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