15 Strategies to Not Gain Weight During Your Next Vacation

by Jackie Wicks

Close the Kitchen After Dinner

Locked door to kitchen pantry
One study looked at two groups of mice that ate equal calories. One group noshed whenever they wanted; the other had an eight-hour eating window and fasted the other 16 hours. Both groups gained weight, but the eight-hour mice only gained 12 percent whereas the unlimited-eating mice gained a whopping 40 percent. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3491655/ Lesson here: Restricting eating time reduces metabolic damage. Rather than a midnight nose-dive into the leftover key lime pie you stashed in your hotel minibar fridge, eat a big dinner and call it quits until breakfast. You’ll create a 12 – 14 hour “fasting” window that allows you some of IF’s benefits without hunger or deprivation.

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