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Mix & Match (IV) plus How to Avoid Gaining Weight ...

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Skirt worn as Dress - Here -> Here

This is by far, one of my favorite pieces of clothing I own!

I had Guest Posted the following post on Splurgerina last year!
How to Avoid Gaining Weight On Vacations 
Whenever someone asks me this question, I think to myself, “You are asking me? That has been the story of my life forever!” But then I think hard and realize, “Wait a second! There are certain ‘guidelines’ that I do set for myself.” Now I am not saying it’s a 100% foolproof plan but it has a 90% success rate [in my experience] if followed diligently.
Carry healthy snacks along with you – If luggage weight allows, pack a few healthy snacks in your bag [protein bars, vegetable chips, etc] to fulfill that mid-night craving which somehow attacks in double force when there is a mini-bar involved! [or is it just me?]. If you have luggage-weight issues, then try and pick up some imperishable groceries from a local store at your earliest convenience.
Walk! You heard me, WALK! – Well if you are a tourist then you might as well use your two legs and eyes to explore the city and for sightseeing [instead of taking cabs]. However, if you are out on business, you could hit the hotel gym or head out for a run at your convenience. Don’t be mistaken, it will take every ounce of ‘motivation’ [...and more] in your body to do that when away from home.
Make sure you eat your Breakfast – If you thought it was imperative that you ate your breakfast in your daily life, it is even more crucial that you eat breakfast while on a holiday! While away from home, it is more likely that you would reach for the ‘unhealthy’ choices before the ‘healthier’ ones. Therefore, you must satisfy your hunger first thing in the morning. At least then you will have a chance to say no to that ‘bagel/muffin/fruit cake’, whichever your eyes land on first.
Split the dessert – This rules applies even in daily life. Share your dessert with anyone you can find – colleague, spouse, parents, sibling etc. If you’re single – then even with a stranger. Well, anyone-would-do! This way you would be able to have desserts everyday but only half the calories, at least while you are on a holiday!
Drink Water – Well, a lot of times we are actually thirsty while our brain is listening to our heart [which is ‘always hungry’] and thus, it confuses us. Therefore, if you have had a meal within the last hour and then suddenly you smell/see french fries and feel hungry again, do yourself a favor – Have a big glass of water. It will only take few minutes and you will get a chance to re-analyze your decision on stomach filled with water.
Now my great advices, in no way imply that I am always bang-on, and/or that I never gain a pound on vacation. But I promise you that I try with everything I have got and I am successful 8 out of 10 times [unless I am visiting my Indian relatives/family who can only express their love via feeding me!]
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48 comments

  1. hahaha...i loved the last line;) We Indians have a madness in feeding guests, call it a preplanned murder of the guests' diet plans:D I have been there all the time and it sucks:( Loved the skirt combo...never knew we could wear it that way!

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  2. Those guidelines are great :) I tend to follow them on daily bases anyway, so it's easier on vacations ;) have a great weekend! xoxo

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  3. Brilliant advice, Tanvi.
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  4. You have been tagged,check the link please-
    http://swarnalidreams.blogspot.com/2011/10/handwriting-tag.html


    Btw thanx a lot for the tips,I have been struggling with weight issues for sometime now,hope your suggestions help !!

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  5. Excellent tips. I always eat the same things when on holiday as I do at home. Have a nice weekend. xo

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  6. as a frequent travller, i agree with all these...would add one more..have lots of green tea!!

    love the second outfit more!!

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  7. the skirt is soo pretty n gr8 post tanvi..as of now i m in losing wt spree!!!

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  8. i love the sharing the dessert tip-though i love my sweets too much, but this sounds most feasible and quickest way to ensure some effect:-)

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  9. Hahaha... Superb last line... :D Incredible is India and Incredible is the Indian way to shower love... :)

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  10. Hehe cud never understand how to get out of the last line fix! Love the skirt!

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  11. love the prints on the dress and that you can wear it different. great practical steps!

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  12. Love the tips Tanvi...also the last line:) The last time I visited India, I literally gained 10 pounds...if I didn't eat what was offered people got offended, so I just ate:):)

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  13. some practical weight loosing tips........but india yes!!!i mean its hard to resist those absolute yumm butter laden aloo paranthas and chicken......we r planning to go to india this jan n m already worried about piling on excess kilos!!

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  14. Haha I was just thinking along the same lines, whenever we visit our desi relatives, if we adopt any such techniques they will think we have gone absolutely crazy. my mom came over recently and she was going on and on about how I need to add some cream and ghee to my diet to give me that healthy glow. hahahaha.

    P.S: I'm still around Tanvii just a bit busy with my last two semesters. :) But it really warmed my heart to see you did not forget.

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  15. Lovely blog dear! Visit mine and if you like we can follow each other :)

    MaryFashionLove

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  16. Smart advice. I look forward to vacations specifically for the chance to walk, walk, walk. Which helps with the good food I tend to eat. Your snack and breakfast advice is good: I try to balance tasty unhealthy food with tasty healthy food when out.

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  17. I love the last line, Indians love to feed! I like your idea of walking, but sadly Delhi is down to crawling these days, we love jams... traffic jams :) Have a great Diwali and may god bless you and your family! :)

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  18. Great advice i love apples and peanut butter great snack!

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  19. Do you think if I snack AS IF I were on vacation, I would feel relaxed?

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  20. That's surely a really pretty skirt! And thanks for all the advice.....wish I could actually "share my dessert"....but then...umm.....I'll try!

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  21. Great tips! I've only be on holiday a week, and I'm pretty sure I've put on a lot of weight. Walking to explore the city is a great idea though. I always do that on holiday (unless it's a hot country, where I am now).

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  22. Another tip that I gleaned from people who go on frequent cruises: Lose 2 pounds BEFORE you go, esp. if the trip will be all about eating, e.g., India wedding or a gourmet cruise).
    Meetu D

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  23. OMG!That's a skirt!You totally transformed it!So,so cleverly styled!And these tips are gonna help me A LOT!You follow these except your India tours but what about those who STAY in India,huh?

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  24. Pretty skirt / dress! I always do that with my long skirts too - great way to spice things up :)


    Dirty Pink Cardigan

    :D

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  25. What a versatile skirt & I love that necklace as well Tanvi. Great vacation tips. I try n walk as much as I can and drink gallons of water. But, like you said, all these tactics are much harder to apply when we go to India :)

    Gayatri

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  26. ooo...love that skirt as dress !

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  27. Great tips! I travel a lot and I try to be strict but it can be tough. This are great to remember.

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  28. I'm hoping to travel a good amount i the next year, so this is really helpful, thanks! :) Packing my own snacks is especially important for me, I find, since I'm often attracted to the little boxes of Godiva dark chocolate pearls at the airport, haha.
    I love the way you styled the skirt in 2 totally different ways, it's so practical and imaginative!
    - Laura S

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  29. I loved the first one, skirt worn as skirt because I loved that top! And, you glow in the second photograph so I love you more in that :)

    Now, I need a kick in the buttttttt because neither am I eating healthy nor am I exercising :|

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  30. you should write a self-help book we thinks! (following the last two posts) people who don't blog might find it handy too... and there are a ton of indian publishers these days am sure you could find one! wat say?;)

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  31. I love the skirt as dress thing, I do it most of the times. :) Hahaha.
    And the how to avoid gaining weight, is a must thing this diwali. :) Drinking water somehow always works.

    Now FOLLOWING your blog. :)

    Sonshu
    sonshus.blogspot.com

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  32. I have one and would try soon.
    I'm no where related to second part of the post. I'm not more than 50 and badly want to gain weight!

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  33. Well said! I am in Mumbai for work and wondering what healthy choices to make. I am going to the gym after lunch or sure!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  34. the last point is really true i.e drinking water!!!

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  35. http://www.girlsabove16.com/2011/07/weight-loss-and-healthy-living-with.html?showComment=1319365355286#c7382019328831480246 this may also be quite useful!!!

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  36. Thanks for the tips :) Just came back from a short trip and I feel bloated already. Will keep these in mind next time around...

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  37. That is one beautiful skirt/dress and maybe one of my favourite outfits of yours ever.
    I must be a real weirdo because I always lose weight when I'm travelling. x

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  38. cool tips.. :) and the mix and match thing is going great...

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  39. Great and true tips!! And u don't visit your relatives so often so some things can wait!;)
    Plus I love both ways u did mix and match!;)
    kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  40. hey hun, I just discovered your blog, and really love it!!! You have a great style and are really inspiring. Definitely have a new follower and a fan! If you get a chance pop up by my page, maybe you would like it ;) xoxo
    Tamara
    www.theglamandglitter.com

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  41. Nice tips... especially the snack. It helps to carry one on the plane as well.

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  42. Very cool remixed outfits and helpful tips! It's always a good idea to keep hydrated. xo style, she wrote

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  43. I adore that dress! It looks great both ways.

    And fabulous tips about vacation. It's always hard to eat well while traveling. This weekend I just happened to do a fabulous job. I packed my own breakfast and had bars and some other healthy snacks. It was the first time I ever did that and I was so surprised how well I did. Hope that I'm able to be so disciplined when I go on a week long vacation in a few weeks. I'm going to take your advice :)

    xoxo

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  44. ahh, looks like u have a flair for wearing ure bottoms as tops. Its a clever style. I remember ure post where u wore the skirt as a tube top!!!

    Very useful travel tips too!!!

    http://styledestino.blogspot.com/

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  45. This is the best blog ever! I really missed it! I always gain weight on vacation. I love to eat. I'll try to follow your steps next vaca.

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  46. Tips sound achievable...but then again nothing is predictable on holidays (especially willpower!.. :-p

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  47. Hi Tanvi


    Here are some of the other tips ;)

    Do check out. XOXO

    http://meghasarin.blogspot.com/2011/04/guilt-free-vacation.html

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