Even if you remain steadfastly committed to your weight loss regimen while at home, it can be difficult to maintain that commitment if you travel for work or for fun.
Traveling offers scores of incentives for breaking your diet and succumbing to desire, so here are a few tips for weight loss while traveling.
Some tips to lose weight:
While traveling, it can be tempting to take a cab or to rent a car to get where you need to go, but consider walking instead. You’ll get to see more of the sights that way, and you might be intrigued by shops or attractions along the way. Don’t take it to the extreme – if you’re late for a meeting, hail a cab – but if you’re just heading out for a casual destination, walk whenever possible.
2. Carry Water:
One of the best ways to continue weight loss while traveling is to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. To keep it cold, you might consider a plastic bottle with a colorful insulation wrap, which will make you more inclined to take drinks every once in a while. This not only will keep you hydrated, but it will also keep the edge off your hunger and will preclude stops to pick up a soda at a convenience store.
3. Your Fitness Center:
If there is a branch of your fitness center in the city where you are traveling, consider working out while you’re away. This will keep your weight loss on track and will give you more energy for sight-seeing.
4. Rent a Bike:
Many traveling destinations allow you to rent bicycles when exploring the area. This will be faster and more convenient than walking, but will stimulate weight loss while keeping your heart rate up.
5. Hotel Fitness:
If your fitness center at home doesn’t have a location where you’re traveling, stay on top of weight loss by making your reservation at a hotel with a fitness center. If they have an indoor pool, even better, because you can swim no matter the weather outside.
Nowadays, most restaurants have convenient “healthy dishes” to help you keep on top of your weight loss. You can also splurge every now and then and order a burger or chicken fried steak, but back it up with a side of broccoli or green beans to keep healthy food at the forefront.
7. Meal Plans:
Although meal plans don’t have to be as stringent while traveling as they might be at home, you can still stay on top of your weight loss by planning where and when you will eat. One of the weight-loss busters you’ll experience while traveling is that you’ll want to stop whenever you’re hungry to get whatever is convenient, which will probably be fast food. Avoid that by deciding where you’ll eat at the beginning of each day.
8. Work Out in the Morning:
One of the best ways to promote weight loss while traveling is to work out in the morning. As soon as you’ve gotten up and had your cup of coffee, do some aerobics or stretching in the hotel room. It’ll prepare you for the day and you won’t have to think about it until the following morning.