We all know traveling can be a huge, life changing experience. It can be an eye-opener and, in many ways, a true trip of self-discovery. All those great cultures, all those amazing museums, all those fantastic clubs and pubs, all those cute guys just walking down the street – and all the mystery that comes with discovering a new place. They are all more than worth it!
What do you do about the extra-pounds, though? It can be easy to indulge in an extra slice of pizza when in Napoli, and it can really easy to be a lazy beach potato when on a Caribbean island. But the extra-pounds can add up, making the homecoming a lot bitterer than it should be.
How to stay slim while traveling? Thankfully, there are solutions for this – and following, we have gathered some of the most efficient ones.
Yes, this one sounds like a very simple tip of advice – but we also know how easy it can be to skip the idea when you’re in a foreign country.
However, walking is one of the simplest ways to maintain your shape, to burn some calories and, of course, to see some pretty amazing places by foot.
Walk whenever you get the chance, but be sure you are always aware of your surroundings. Also, do a bit of research beforehand and see which are the least tourist-friendly neighborhoods in town – especially if you’re travelling solo!
Hotel room exercises
You don’t need to be a gym member to work out. You can very well do it in your hotel room, actually.
For once, there are a lot of exercising routines that use nothing else than the weight of your own body – and they’re pretty amazing at toning up the muscles and keeping them all tight and sexy.
There are also a lot of methods to add some extra weight to your routine too. Yes, travelling with dumbbells doesn’t sound like fun – but, as a replacement, you can fill empty plastic bottles with water and use them as weights. Also, you can use resistance bands as well (they’re virtually weightless and incredibly easy to pack, even when you’re travelling with a small luggage).
The more you eat in, the easier it will be to control your calorie intake and your portions. Plus, this is a great way to save some money too. When travelling long-term, cooking at home is the ideal way to keep your daily spending low, to maintain your waistline slim and to avoid nasty food-related discomforts.
Sure, nobody says you should only eat in (part of discovering a culture is infusing yourself with their foods as well, thank God!). But do it the smart way and don’t exaggerate. That pizzeria is going to be right there tomorrow as well, and so will all the restaurants and food “sources” you get acquainted with along the way.
Most importantly though, be happy with who you are. Enjoy food in a healthy and responsible way, move around and allow yourself to be completely changed by the wonderful experience of traveling