15 Strategies to Not Gain Weight During Your Next Vacation

by Jackie Wicks

All The New Research Says: Get Enough Sleep

how to sleep enough on vacation
You’re on vacation; you’ve got an amazing agenda to experience; you’ll sleep when you’re dead. Stop behaving like you’re reliving a Friday night college bender. Lack of sleep leaves you feeling horrible and creates serious metabolic mayhem. One study showed even a partial night’s crappy sleep – the kind where you drunkenly crash by midnight and become wide awake by 5 a.m. – can lead to insulin resistance. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20371664 Jet lag, noisy hotel rooms, and one too many kamikazes can wreak a good night’s sleep. Bring earplugs, experiment with sleep-supporting supplements like melatonin, and develop a realistic curfew so you get eight hours – okay, seven hours – of solid sleep. You can indulge in morning schaudenfreude while your hung-over friends stammer to the nearest Starbucks kiosk.

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