Many people on diet and fitness plans know that a few days of travelling can undo months of rigorous dieting and exercise. This is because, during both holiday and business travel, it is very easy to forget about your daily routine or slack off to enjoy a few indulgencies.
Fortunately, there are steps you can put in place to ensure that travelling does not get in the way of your diet and exercise routine.
Here are the top ideas to lose weight even when you are travelling. Following these ideas will have a huge impact on your weight loss plan.
Hit the gym hard before travelling
In most cases, it is quite difficult to find time to hit the gym during your travels. It would, therefore, be beneficial to spend some extra time at the gym before leaving on your trip.
You could either fit in some extra gym time before heading to the airport or increase the intensity of your workout routines a couple of days prior to your departure date. This will compensate for any skipped exercise days while travelling. The impact on your weight loss will therefore not be as badly affected.
Pack healthy snacks
When travelling, it is easy to lose track of your diet plan and justify eating junk food. To avoid eating fast foods on your journey, pack some healthy snacks. This way, you’ll be able to eat healthy and monitor your calorie intake. In addition, taking your own snacks along will help you save cash, not to mention the time you’ll save by not stopping over at fast food joints.
Different people follow different diet plans depending on their individual needs. However, no diet will be effective if you don’t drink a lot of water. This is something that many people ignore even though hydration is essential not only for weight loss but also for general body health.
Gary Preacher from HCGDiet.com says that you should get at least eight glasses of water a day when trying to lose weight since dehydration slows weight loss. This is due to the fact that dehydration causes organ tissue damage. Kidneys suffering from dehydration will negatively affect the filtration of blood which causes a burden to your liver. Since burning fat is your liver’s work, this will slow down your weight loss.
Take time for activity breaks
If travelling by car over long distances during your journey, take time to relax and stretch. Breaks should be about 10 minutes in duration and should include exercises like squats and squat jumps, jogging and even press ups. In addition to helping reduce boredom, these routines will further aid your weight loss plan. When travelling by plane, take a break every now and then and walk up and down the aisle to stretch your muscles.
Monitor your alcohol intake
It has been said, over and over again, that alcohol is out of bounds for weight loss. However, this does not necessarily mean that you can’t take any alcohol when trying to lose weight. The main thing is to monitor your alcohol consumption and preferably only with meals. Then, ensure that you stick to the plan throughout your journey.