Unfortunately, the answer is yes and here are some of the reasons why it can happen.
- You might not be as active as you think
I regularly go to ski resorts, and what I often notice is that many people spend much more time in cafes sipping mulled wine or hot chocolate than on the slopes.. There is nothing wrong with that (unless too much wine is involved!), but let’s be honest with ourselves and not call it an active holiday J
- If you are a Pro – you don’t burn too many calories
Naturally, when you’re still learning a sport, you expend much more energy (falling down, getting up and generally being more tense). When you are proficient at something, you can generally spend all day doing it without even getting tired.
- You let yourself go
Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge advocate of life balance and getting the maximum out of your breaks. However, let’s not forget that “you can’t out-train a bad diet”. If your calorie surplus on holidays exceeds the expenditure from your activities, it is only logical to expect some weight gain. Plus, if you overeat every day, you will most likely start feeling sluggish and won’t have enough energy to be very active. So it makes sense to set some borders.
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