Going on vacation?

inkwell beachMany folks are escaping to the beach, or mountains, or grandma’s house around this time of year.  Have fun! And while enjoying, think about it feel to have people see you thinner next summer!

Have you planned to be successful?  Some suggestions:

  • Before you leave, identify places for exercise – walking/bike trails, gyms, bike rentals, pools, beaches, etc.  We’re more likely to get exercise when we know what to do and have a clear plan and schedule in mind to do it.  Make it a family event!
  • While in the car, on the plane or train, etc, make a grocery list.  Make sure that list doesn’t start with “chips” and “soda pop.”  Plan to cook some if you have cooking facilities – a generally healthier option.  Cook in bulk, or take turns if in a large (family) group; again, scheduling helps.
  • Try to catch up on sleep.  Most Americans are sleep deprived, and sleep deprivation probably helps to produce obesity.


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. Another great suggestion: look to stay at a self-catering furnished apartment or house/villa/cottage instead of a hotel. The fact that there’s a kitchen gives you far more dining options and there’s usually more space than a hotel room, for those who exercise.

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