As a professional fitness personal trainer, people often ask me, “Hey Chris, I am going for a holiday vacation. Can you teach me how not to gain weight during my holidays?” or “I am going for my honeymoon and I always gain weight when I go on vacation, can you tell me how to lose holiday weight without spoiling my honeymoon?”

Actually the answer to holiday weight loss or preventive weight gain is very simple. Choose the holiday vacations with plenty of physical activities. Instead of going to the usual tourist sight seeing trips abroad, choose holiday activities that require you to burn calories and yet have fun. Yes, you can have a fun and lose weight on holiday vacations.

Here are a few vacation holiday activities where you can have fun and yet keep your weight in check :-

Holiday Cruise – Your first thought would probably be how you could possibly lose weight going on cruises? It may escape you that most vacation cruise ships have sports facilities built in. You find tennis courts to gyms with full equipments and fitness gym instructors to boot. Some may even conduct weight loss classes on board the cruise liners.

If you care going on a honeymoon cruise, what better way is there to lose weight and keep fit with your beloved partner?

Scuba diving – Have you ever noticed that most scuba diving instructors have well toned muscles and attractive bodies? This is because they scuba dive almost every day with novice divers sometimes up to 3 times a day including night dives.

As a scuba diver and a former diving instructor myself, I know that the sport of scuba diving can be physically demanding for someone who is unfit and the activities during diving trips can burn plenty of calories. For instance, you need to lug your own scuba gear, climb up and down the boats with the heavy equipment and sometimes even swim against strong currents.

On top of that, the tan you get from sun exposure gives you a healthy glow and muscle toning illusion. So you to want control your holiday weight gain? Then go scuba diving. If you are not a diver, then take up a course while on holiday.

Winter Skiing – Skiing down mountain slopes require a lot of muscle work, coordination and flexibility. Can you imagine how many calories you can burn during your winter skiing vacation?

Weight loss camps – Enroll yourself in a weight loss camps. These camps are usually situated on beautiful mountain resorts or in exotic beach resorts.

Use your creative imagination to easily come out with more holiday vacation ideas that can help you lose weight or at least not gain holiday weight.