HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WHILE TRAVELING
How to Lose Weight While Traveling
There’s no doubt about it — the holidays can seriously throw off months of good eating and fitness habits. Throw holiday travel into the mix, and keeping up with your healthy routine can feel downright hopeless. Of course, there are things you can do to prevent your travel schedule from overtaking your desire to stay on track during the holidays. Here’s how to lose weight while traveling, whether you’re visiting family or escaping for a much-needed vacation.
Step 1 Get Enough Rest
Get enough rest. You may be prone to snack when you’re tired, so prevent this by getting enough sleep. Stop at a motel to rest when you’re traveling by car. Bring a neck pillow and portable music player to help you sleep on an airplane. Once you get to your destination, continue to work in enough time to get the sleep you need.
Step 2 Schedule Time For Exercise
Schedule time for exercise. Whether you are on vacation or a business trip, block out time in your day to get some type of exercise. If you’re staying in a hotel with a fitness room or pool, use it for your workout. Otherwise, devote some time to walking or jogging or plan leisure activities that involve some kind of physical activity. If you are going to go sightseeing, Fodor’s Travel Guide advises to do it on foot.
Step 3 Bring Healthy Snacks and Bottled Water
Bring healthy snacks and bottled water with you while traveling. This will prevent you from stopping for fast food when you’re traveling in a car. It will help you resist temptation if you are traveling in a plane on which calorie-laden snacks like cookies and pretzels are being served.
Step 4 Select Foods Carefully
Select foods carefully. You will most likely be eating restaurant meals when you are traveling. Make healthy choices, like salads with no dressing, lean meats and vegetable dishes without heavy sauces. Eat healthy snacks like fruit and nuts in between your meals so you won’t be tempted to buy high-calorie snacks. If your hotel has a microwave, try to dine in when possible.
Step 5 Walk Around As Much As Possible
Walk around as much as possible. Make frequent rest stops when traveling by car. Get out and walk around the area for several minutes to stretch your legs and get your blood flowing. You can also walk on an airplane. Get up once or twice and walk up and down the aisle.
Don’t completely deprive yourself when traveling. You can indulge a bit and still lose weight if you adopt an either/or attitude. For more tips on how to lose weight while traveling, weight loss, burning fat, eating healthy, weight lifting, health and wellness, or if you’re frustrated with your current level of fitness and have been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, contact us.