Vacations might be the hardest time to stay clean because of eating out at restaurants and also the mindset of "I am on vacation so I am going to eat whatever I want". And that is perfectly fine if you are only going away for a long weekend one time over the summer. But if you are lucky enough to travel frequently you might not want to think that way each trip.
If you are taking a roadtrip, snacking is one way to cure the boredom of long hours in the car. Try to plan ahead and bring healthier choices. If you pack a family size bag of potato chips, odds are you will eat the entire bag. Instead bring fruit, carrots, jerky, trail mix, or my favorite gum and mints! I like to bring a few squares of chocolate, but not a big bag or else I tend to eat it all.
Once you get to your destination, you might be eating out for a majority of the meals. Breakfast is easy, stick to the usual egg meal and skip the toast/potatoes/juice/waffles. A big omelette can be very satisfying and delicious.
Lunch and dinner is also pretty easy. Treat yourself to a nice piece of protein, fish/chicken/beef, and just substitute the rice or grain with more veggies. If you are at a place with really special local food, then indulge a few times but don't go overboard. Just because you are on vacation doesn't mean you need to eat ice cream every night, even if the kids are.
Maybe you have that annoying nosy cousin who asks a million questions and won't leave you alone for taking the bread off your sandwhich and only eating the meat. Or your family continues to ask you questions about why you substitute extra veggies for rice since whole grains are so healthy. Here are a few ways to answer/ignore those annoying questions and also an informative article on grains.
So pick your poison. Either have dessert, cocktails, or main course as a special cheat, but don't overkill the idea that you are on vacation and deserve to eat whatever you want. You can, but you will surely regret it once you are back home!!