Traveling can wreak havoc on any weight loss goal. You are out of your daily routine, and oftentimes in a place where you don’t have instant access to the types of foods you are accustomed to. In fact, it’s not uncommon to come back from vacation with an extra five pounds. This is very discouraging if you are actively trying to lose weight. To prevent a leisurely vacation from sabotaging your weight loss goals, consider a few tips to keep you on track.
Keep Up the Nutrition
When you travel, it’s easy to want to try all the fried foods and sweets you can get your hands on. They’re delicious and convenient, and many people consume these foods with a justification that they deserve them because they are on vacation.
While vacation certainly is a time to lay back and relax, this type of mentality will derail your weight loss goals. It is best to stick with low-fat, nutritious foods that won’t sabotage your diet. Even if you don’t have a nutrition label, you can still guess at a food’s nutritional value by how it’s cooked and what ingredients are in it. Hone in on meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low levels of salt. Also avoid fried foods at all costs.
Increase Your Activity Level
Whether you’re traveling for business or are on a vacation, you will need to keep up your activity levels in order to achieve your weight loss goals. If you are super active at home, you should keep up the work while traveling. This doesn’t mean you need to get a one-week gym membership in the town you’re staying in. Taking walks in new neighborhoods, swimming, bicycling and doing push-ups are all ways you can keep fit while traveling away from home. Plus, this will make you feel more energized after a long plane ride. Continue reading How to Maintain Your Diet When Traveling