Over the weekend, I spent a few nights in the Hallmark hotel in Cambridge. Everyday, I used the gym facilities to do my normal workout, and swam lengths for about 15minutes to half an hour. So I wasn’t worried about not keeping my fitness up! My main concern was eating out and not binging of fatty foods and carbs just because I was in a holiday setting! However, on the first day I was greeted by vegan afternoon tea which was very nice and still healthy! I had a few salad sandwiches with wholemeal bread, and they had used green pesto instead of butter, which I think was a really good idea, as it kept moisture! I also had, strawberries and cut up granola bar.
From the breakfast buffet each morning, I was very pleased with all the healthy options available to me to choose from. There was a lovely selection of fruit and berries and I topped these with pumpkin seeds and dried fruit!
For my included three course meal on one of the evenings, I opted for the tomato soup for a starter which included no milk or cream, and asked them not to bring it out with bread. This way I was not tempted to eat it and it didn’t go to waste. For main I had a lovely quinoa salad, which had a lovely twist as it had rosted butternut squash and pomegranate. For desert I went for the fruit salad and asked for no cream/ ice cream, a sweet way to end my lovely meal.
Overall, all the staff were really nice and accomidating and even gave me a jug of soya milk each night so I could have a hot drink in my hotel room before bed 🙂
So there you go… it is possibly to stay healthy in a hotel!