Summer is a time for rest, relaxation, and recreation. However, being on a low carb diet during the summer can bring worry and hesitation.

Where should I dine? What can I order? How many carbs are in this?At the South Jersey and South Philadelphia offices of Dr. Robert Fortino, the area’s premier weight loss physician, you can arm yourself for any vacation situation. Not only does Dr. Fortino offer prescription phentermine to help you shed excess pounds quickly, but he also has a variety of injectables that can help curb your appetite and accelerate your metabolism. A team of medical professionals is waiting to help you safely, and cost efficiently, begin your weight loss journey—so call Dr. Fortino’s office today and reap the benefits of his weight loss services. His supplements, probiotics, injectable vitamins, and amino acids are available for shipping as well. Sensible eating combined with Dr. Fortino’s weight loss medication, appetite suppressing injections and metabolism enhancing supplements are fool-proof method to lose and maintain weight, especially when on vacation. Here are a few more tips to ensure success.

Make A PlanDo your research prior to packing your suitcase. Scope out your vacation destination’s local eateries and shops to find the most heath conscious food options. Before getting on that plane, train, or boat eat a healthy meal to avoid the temptation of empty calorie snacks. Speaking of snacks—bring your own! Keep your bag and room stocked with low carb/low sugar, high protein treats to munch on throughout the day.

Packing your own snacks and even meals while traveling not only ensures quality ingredients but also portion control. Here are some ideas that pack and travel easily.

  • Jerky, dry salami, and cooked bacon
  • Tuna, chicken, turkey
  • Parmesan Cheese Crisps
  • Dark chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Frozen Berries & sliced apples
  • Veggies (baby bell peppers, celery, cucumbers)
  • Olives, pickles
  • Cheese
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Avocado


Use Common SenseGive yourself credit—you know how to eat right and being in a new place isn’t an excuse to eat what’s wrong. Say no to bread, ask for the side salad or veggies instead of pasta, use a vinaigrette instead of a heavy dressing, swap a rich dessert for berries and cream, and only eat until you are barely full. Vacation isn’t a free pass to overindulge; take half back to the room for tomorrow’s lunch and you’ll save calories and money!

Intermittent fasting may be easier while traveling than when at home since your daily routine is broken already. Follow the 16-8 rule: eat only within an 8-hour window and don’t eat during the remaining 16 in the day.

Drink as much water as possible. 84 ounces per day is a daily target water goal. Add lemon or strawberries for flavor. Water helps you feel full, aides in digestion, and improves your overall health.

Call our diet clinics in Philly 215.336.8000 or New Jersey 856.318.4100.