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21. Posted by apriljune (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


when i travel i eat because it burns while am walking
that's make me hungry. so i keep eating every time i travel.

22. Posted by ems99 (Budding Member 31 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

has anyone continued with their usual fitness regime/routine as they're travelling? was it hard to do? any tips?

I suppose you can go for runs almost anywhere. I go to the gym about 3 times a week and if I don't weight creeps back on.. so wondering how I can keep this up whilst I'm travelling or should i just think 's*d it' i'm going to have fun and deal with my tight jeans all the way round?

23. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I never follow my standard routine while travelling. Generally I am doing very active things while I travel. Even if I am not and I am just touring a city I walk everywhere. Walking gives you a better feel for the city as well. Generally I would walk 6-9miles which is a lot. Depending where you are traveling the food is generally of healthier quality or on the other side, not wildly available. Lunch maybe just a bannana and orange from a streetcart.
On my last trip of 4 months I hiked and climbed in Nepal for 2 months and travelled through Jordan, Israel and Egypt. It was a very active few months and even though I did not get sick once during the trip I lost approximately 30lbs.

24. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2006 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Boreal, walking is the answer! The street is my gym while traveling. I also think traveling in a hot country works wonders. Avoid cabs and tuk tuks, and increase walking and stair climbing to increase metabolism. This way, I always come home pretty lean (and you should see the way I eat!)

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jul-2010, at 11:28 by Daawgon ]

25. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

weight loss during travelling??!

I wish ! !

26. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Daawgon

I agree with Boreal, walking is the answer! The street is my gym while traveling.

I don't sweat when I walk, so I thought lately, that only SPRINTING works. I don't even feel like I am burning calories when I am biking, so I am not doing this fast enough.

While on the subject, what alcoholic drink has the least calories? I'm thinking Gin Tonic, but I am a vodka orange guy. Beers are cheaper, but I didn't have a drink in 5 weeks. I miss the bars, unless they start serving green tea in martini glasses, I'd have to stay home.

27. Posted by si403 (Full Member 130 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

i usually end up gettin the shits so lose some wight. Thailand i lost a stone in 3 weeks. India a stone after 3 weeks., Costa Rica half a stone in 3 weeks (i needed to lose it anyway lol after puttin loads on making up for india/thailand).

i do drink alot when away so that helps me not lose too much. basically depends if a get 'toilet troubles'.

28. Posted by JNUNES41 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

When I returned from my first short trip to Rome - 5 days - I was stunned to discover that I had lost 4-5 lbs (approx 2.25 kg). Why? It had to be all the walking, walking and more walking. Also, I did not feel that I could waste a lot of time over meals. Nonetheless, I more or less lived on pizza, wine and beer, hardly a weight loss diet.
Every subsequent trip has resulted in an equivalent weight loss, almost none of it gained back when I returned home.
Result: From 175lbs (79.37kg) in 2006 I am now down to 140 lbs (63.50kg).
Next trip, Paris, October 2010.
Will foies gras and French bread keep the weight on?
Can't wait to find out.

29. Posted by ruby34 (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Enjoy in travelling and do not pay attention to loosing weight to much cos you will loose it anyway. Happy travelling

30. Posted by lily89 (Budding Member 50 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

i noticed when i went on a short break to Barcelona that i didnt really eat the first few days
and what i ate was at meals and they were nice freash stuff, think the only bad thing was on the last day we went to Hard Rock Cafe,