Pants. Wear pants.
If there wasn't even more reason to continue with the gluttony after a year of scarcity. In our experience, the key to avoiding weight gain—mark our words, having been on countless all-expenses paid work trips and cruises—is to wear clothing that will restrict the movement of caloric intake.
Of course, this is so far beyond our new career travel blog owner turned weight loss coach.
(Kidding, we haven't quit our day job yet, thank God!)
Perhaps, the most frustrating (and delightful) thing about traveling is going beyond the normal daily routine. With it, comes great responsibility.
Pack close-fitting clothing
Pants, jeans, something with a tight waistband. To naturally constrict the flow of movement and food intake.
That means ditching the leggings or dresses. (Okay, maybe one, but don't overdo it.)
The logic behind this one: You're more unlikely to notice the expansion of how the waistline is expanding if you're not wearing something form-fitting. Eventually, it's possible to take more than a few pounds home as souvenirs. 🤣
Strategically think about meals
Personally, skipping breakfast or dinner is the best option in our opinion.
It's a personal preference to lean toward lunch as the heaviest meal of the day on a trip: Not only does it make sense from overloading at dinner, it can provide enough nutrition and energy to last an action-packed, activity-filled day without needing to "refuel" constantly during the day.
If you're going to load up on a "useless" meal, though, might as well make that a salad?
Plan a hike... or really walk around town
Part of seeing a new place is really seeing a place, no? And what better way to see a place than on foot? As fun as it is to jump directly from destination to destination, the little encounters along the way are really what make up the memories.
Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, take a walking tour or explore by foot — it is the best way to randomly talk to strangers, encounter stores and trinkets you may not have naturally encountered, and to get a sense for a place. And if you're looking to improve your fitness while on your travels, you could consider trying a vibration plate weight loss program, which has been known to help with weight management.
P.S. Hikes are a great way to get out of a comfort zone, and there's nothing better than an indulgent, post-hike dinner.
Cook some meals at "home"
No one wants to take away from that three-star Michelin prix fixe you have planned two days from now, but how about letting your stomach and wallet take a small break in advance?
Besides, decadent meals always taste better when you're *actually* a little hungry.
(Fact. Too much of a good thing is actually not exciting after a while.)
Bring pre-mixed spices to cook up tasty, nutritious meals, and learning how to make do without an optimal kitchen is always part of the adventure!