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Tips for Eating Healthy on Vacation

With Spring Break quickly approaching, vacationers young and old are feeling the pressure to get bikini ready. Hitting the gym, skipping the cake, and filling up on healthy lean proteins and complex carbs help the body to get vacation ready. Often though, the healthy choices and exercise disappear once the getaway begins. While food is an important part of enjoying your vacation, eating the right foods can help to maintain high energy to enjoy it to the fullest. Our friends at the Sayre Mansion, a bed and breakfast in Bethlehem, PA, shared these tips for staying healthy without sacrificing taste.

Sugar and You: What You Are Really Consuming

The United States has the highest obesity rate in the world; about 72.5 million American adults are classified as obese. The epidemic is caused by over consumption and not enough exercise and is becoming a serious issue, with some of the leading causes of death in the US being a direct result of obesity (i.e. heart disease, stroke, and diabetes). Because of this, Americans are becoming more conscious of what and how much they are consuming. Calories and sugar are two important factors to consider when monitoring food intake. Let’s take a look at how much Americans are consuming as opposed to how much they should be consuming.

The recommended caloric intake for males that are moderately active is 2,000 to 2,400 per day and 1,800 to 2,200 for women. But with the escalating obesity rates, it is clear that Americans are consuming well over this amount. It is estimated that the average American will take in about 2,700 calories per day. Looking at this statistic, it’s no wonder the US is rapidly putting on the pounds.  By consuming an extra 500 calories per day, a person will gain a pound in just one week!