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1. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys.

Does anyone have any advice to stay in shape while overseas? I don't want to spend alot of time in gyms, but I don't want to come home twice the size as how I left.


2. Posted by karolin155 (Budding Member 60 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hm, shouldn´t be such a big problem. Of course it depends on what you are planning to do but the best thing would be to go hiking a lot and to use your feet as much as possible, i guess. Too many beers aren´t that good for not putting weight on, compensate this with a lot of dancing. Otherwise just don´t eat too much noodles...

3. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I always tend to lose weight when travelling, all that walking around, hauling the big heavy backpack around, and you get into weird eating patterns!!!Its always a good thing!

4. Posted by miketurner (Budding Member 26 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


The best way to lose weight during your travels is to go to an 'expensive' country.

I went to Iceland for 8 weeks and came home 2 stone lighter.

£8.00 for a BigMac Meal. £6.00 for a 25cl Viking Beer. £3.00 for bread and water.

People in prison ate better than I did on that holiday!


5. Posted by heidi16 (Budding Member 25 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

when i was travelling with my friends, i had rice for b'fast, rice for lunch and rice again for dinner.. (too much.. i know) but i balanced it out with walking.. no.. wait.. i actually lost some weight..

but the walking.. was damn tiring.. we walked from 7am up until 10pm every day.

so, i guess, you could try our way...

good luck

6. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

get a bicycle dude! theyre great for getting around big cities as well as keeping ya trim! but make sure you invest in a good lock as ive had mine stolen lately. Theyre also reasonably cheap to buy!

7. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking the same, i cant take every pair of footwear going, wanted to take me trainers for running.

Obviously depends where you are going but walks do you a lot of good espec. for toning and swimming/surfing-this will defo keep you trim!

8. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Like a lot of the others, I don't gain weight while travelling either. The walking, standing in line, club dancing, schleping the huge backpack up the stairs pretty well takes away the fat.

If you're looking for a quick and easy exercise, do some high kicks and shadow boxing. You don't need to have weights or gym equipment, or a clean floor to lay down on, or even lots of room. And it's great for cardio, flexibility and muscle toning.

9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Think I actually lost weight whilst on RTW trip, despite eating loads - just doing really active stuff all the time, particularly in hot climes, really seems to burn the calories.

10. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

For me the best way to lose a lot of weight is travelling. That's why i'm used to travelling before the summer