Watch your alcohol intake
A little sand, sun and a few margaritas sounds innocent enough, but those 200- to 400-calorie drinks can quickly add up. Plus, you’re more likely to make unhealthy food choices when you’ve had a few too many. “Make sure you have a good meal before you start drinking,” says Remmer; a full stomach will help slow the absorption of alcohol into the body. She also suggests choosing drinks that aren’t overly sugary. Opt for mixes like soda water or diet soda. Trick yourself into thinking you’ve had more by choosing bottled beer instead of cans (there is less in a bottle) and drinking from a smaller wine glass (you’ll take less, but it will look like more), explains Remmer. And always try to have water or soda water in-between drinks to stay hydrated.