How to Eat Healthy, Be Happy During your Myrtle Beach Vacation

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Just because you are taking a fall vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina doesn't mean you have to take a vacation from your healthy lifestyle.

While many visit the Grand Strand with visions of feasting at the all-you-can-eat seafood buffets or stuffing their faces with cotton candy and saltwater taffy on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the area is also loaded with alternatives to satisfy your dietary restrictions and your taste buds.

Guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort have ample opportunities to eat light and eat right. The Compass Rose Restaurant offers fresh fruit and cereal for a healthy first meal of the day, and other on-site eateries feature sensible snacks. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort is also close and convenient to many of the great restaurants on the Grand Strand, including some specializing in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Others are happy to cater to customer requests for low-fat versions of the most popular menu items.

Here are a few tips for healthy dining and living during your stay, as well as some recommendations for healthy places to eat around Myrtle Beach. Don't worry about falling out of your healthy routine during your visit; you can have the best of both worlds at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort:

Pack Snacks: Nothing can kill a diet like those sneaky snacks and soft drinks that taste so good while relaxing on the beach. But the same sweet snacks, such as grapes, pineapple and melons, taste just as nice as the naughty treats. Make a stop at the local grocery store, like the local Fresh Market, Aldi and Food Lion, to stock up on fresh snacks and salads to curb your appetite without any guilt.

Vacation Workout: If you feel more comfortable sticking to your regular workout routine, our fully furnished fitness center will meet your needs. But if you want to take advantage of your location to do something new, you have lots of options. Take a stroll down the beach and back while you take in the view, or try some water aerobics in our pools. Working out doesn't have to be work at the beach.

Healthy Hot Spots: It's easy to slip up on your diet at the more than 1,700 restaurants on the Grand Strand, but you don't have to look far to find a few healthy ones. Bay Naturals in Myrtle Beach serves a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items, as well as an organic smoothie bar that allows you to create your own frozen concoction. Nearby Green Grubbin' Restaurant serves an array of salads, sandwiches and wraps.

Treat Yourself: If you want to enjoy the best of the local restaurant scene and spoil yourself a little, there are several nearby eateries that can help you do so without blowing a hole in your diet. Check out E-Noodles for excellent pan-Asian Cuisine, or Damon's Oceanfront Grill just a few blocked down the beach. The Market Common's Co Sushi, Tupelo Honey and P.F. Chang's have healthy menus for moderate cheaters.

Smart Ordering: Lots of restaurants have started listing nutritional information prominently on their menus to help make good decisions when ordering, but there are small steps you can take lighten your meal. Ask your server to leave off heavy sauces or substitute starches for fresh veggies, and drinking water instead of sugary sodas or alcohol can greatly decrease your caloric intake. Dessert? Just say no.

Now that you have no reservations about eating healthy in Myrtle Beach, it’s time to make your reservations for a fall getaway to Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort.