A couple of weeks lounging by the pool eating and drinking can easily pile on the weight if you are not careful. To avoid ruining all your slimming efforts before your break, follow our tips on how to keep healthy on your holidays.
Although one of the main attractions of a holiday getaway for most of us is the chance to relax and take some time out for ourselves, the idea of literally lying around doing nothing is not to everyone's tastes.
An added complication can be that, after making sure you've lost a few pounds to look your 'beach best' prior to your getaway, you put all the weight, and then some, back on.
There are several easy ways to make sure you have a healthy holiday, however, the first of which is to eat healthily whilst you are away.
The 'Mediterranean diet' is well known due to its positive effect on cholesterol and blood pressure; although this could also have something to do with year-round sunshine and lack of rain too!
For example, it is obvious that the make-up of the daily diet in Crete, with its emphasis on fresh fish, light olive oils and fresh vegetables, will certainly help you to have a healthy balanced intake whilst watching the calories.
One of the most popular choices of all for people from the UK is holidays in Spain and of course the country has a huge choice of destination resorts and areas of interest. Spain has become the leader in forward-thinking cuisine in recent years, with restaurants such as Ferran Adrià's elBulli becoming the most famous in Europe.
The different regions of Spain each have their own cuisine and indulging in local food, where there is an emphasis on fresh produce, is far healthier than eating from a fast food chain.
Another way to holiday with health in mind is to take part in some form of sport or activity while you are away. There are many cheap holidays to Tunisia, such as Thomas Cook's Sentido Aziza Beach Golf & Spa deals, which offer relaxation and plenty to do.
Situated three miles from the resort of Hammamet, the 209 room hotel has a superb golf course. Its thalasso therapy spa facilities mean holidaymakers can choose the perfect health mix of chilling out and exercising.
Holidays to Turkey offer a range of activities.
Neilson Teos is a great example. It is a resort designed in the style of a typical Turkish village. The nearby countryside is perfect for mountain biking, whilst the bay area has excellent conditions and a large sailing area around the headland.