Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fasting on Vacation

A lot of people ask me what I am going to do about my eating when I am on vacation. I always find this question a bit comical. I have been eating this way for over a year and I have taken several vacations. If I was going to throw my eating habits out the window while I was on vacation, it really wouldn't take that long for this lifestyle to fail all together.

When on vacation I eat the way I always eat. I fast for 19 hours per day and eat within a 5 hour window. Fasting on vacation is no different than fasting at home. The only difference is that I move my window usually to dinner time. This is because dinner seems to be the most important meal during vacation. Where ever you are, who ever you are with, it will be easy to determine which meal is the "important" meal of the day. Usually there are plans for what to do in that day, or where to go. With this information, you can easily determine which meal will be the dominate meal. That is when I eat. During that "special" meal of the day with whoever I am traveling with or visiting.

I have been doing very well while on vacation. The only difference is that there is much more restaurant food than in my day to day life. I have found that this has only a small effect on the big picture, so I really don't worry about it much.

I have been in my swimsuit quite a bit, the weather is hot and it is so enjoyable to lay in the sun and swim in the pool. I feel so confident in my swimsuit, much better than ever before. Confidence. Confidence is beautiful. I really notice a difference. Confidence is the key.


  1. Hi Jenna

    Today is day 1 for me and your blog has convinced me to try this new lifestyle. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Hi Jenna

    Well its day 3 for me and I find this very doable. My window opens at 6pm and I eat and eat, why??? I just cant stop eating, whats worse is I gained 2 pounds....crap crap crap!!!! Even though its been only 3 days I already feel alot better and the hunger pangs well I just get through them. Will I loose weight by following this, I guess the 2pound weight gain has freaked me out. Please help!!!


  3. Confidence is key!! I just love how flexible this way of eating is and how doable. No matter how many times I trip, I will always pick myself back up, confident in this eating lifestyle and I will...press on. (((hugs)))

  4. I Googled this topic as I started doing IF using the 5:2 diet about 2 weeks ago and I am going on holiday in a few weeks so I don't want to lose my gains as the Hodge Twins like to say so this post has helped. Thank you :-) Will be thinking of you when I am in my swimsuit!


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