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Can you travel and still lose weight? Is it worth the effort?

on June 15, 2012

So this past weekend I went to Charlotte, NC for a ladies leadership conference which is about 8 hours of travel time from my home in Orange County, CA. I was a little apprehensive as to how I was going to remain accountable to my health and fitness goals. I figured with a little bit of planning and setting my mind would help and this is what I found:

“Preparation is the key that unlocks accomplishment”

The following tips are from South Beach Diet App for iPhone under Healthy Living…

  1. Eat a healthy meal before you leave. You will most definitely save money and calories and it basically sets the tone for your entire trip. I had a healthy breakfast of Greek yogurt with strawberries and almonds with my awesome hubby and I felt great heading out the door.
  2. Pack diet friendly foods. This saves tons of money, especially at the airport, and you will feel incredible munching on your healthy snacks while other people are paying $12 for a soggy sandwich on the airplane. I packed a Nutrilite Chocolate Delight protein bar, Goji Berry snack bar, pack of nuts and piece of fruit for each of the four days I would be away. I even made a quick trip to the farmer’s market with my best friend Amber for fresh veggies!Image
  3. Don’t skip meals and snacks. Trust me you do not want to do this to your blood sugar! If you snack modestly often throughout the day you won’t be ravenous by the time dinner rolls around. Pun was intended for the awesome sushi dinner my good friends Brian and Jenny treated me too. For this meal I made sure to have my Nutrilite Carb Blocker 2 on me. It blocks up to 500 carb calories per meal. Score!Image
  4. Make time to exercise. This could be as simple as taking a quick walk or you can kick it up a notch by going for a jog and bringing a resistance band to do some strength training. Either way you’re definitely going to want to move after a long plane ride… even if you don’t feel like it. We went for a walk, run, did Zumba and laughed A LOT!Image
  5. Enjoy dining out. There are plenty of healthy options these days and you should take this time to enjoy the company you keep. One of my favorite tips is getting a dessert and only taking a few bites and then passing it around. I always like to have a taste but I don’t want the calories of an entire plate.

So, I lost 3 lbs this week even though I traveled for 4 out of the 7 days. I spent $40 total on the entire trip including a cd I bought at church on Sunday. Hopefully these tips come in handy for you on your next trip. If you have any other tips you’d like to share feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to hear feedback!


One response to “Can you travel and still lose weight? Is it worth the effort?

  1. says:

    That’s awesome Kristi! I love how you can get prepare and still keep your healthy lifestyle while traveling 🙂

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