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How to not gain weight when travelling?

The age old question, how to not gain weight when travelling? Here are a few tips-ย better in theory I guess, but it won’t hurt trying!ย 

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Move whenever you can

Wear comfortable shoes so that you WANT to walk, and instead of taking a 5 minute bus trip, always opt for the 20 minute walk option!


Have a light dinner

Try to make your main meal lunch then go for something healthier and lighter for dinner.


Pack healthy snacks

If you know there isn’t going to be any food where you are going – or your only options will be chips and chocolate, pack your own healthier option such as almonds, fruit, rice cakes with PB or a sandwich.

Gluten free travel snacks are extremely important – because you will find yourself in situations where the only options are between a chocolate bar or a bag of chips. So if you bring some gluten free snack bars or fruit, this will help!

Share your food

At restaurants, you don’t get a say in how big your portion size will be, so if you’re with someone else it is a good idea to share your mains and also cheaper! Otherwise ask the waiter if you can bring what you don’t eat home – this depends on the country but most of the time it shouldn’t be a problem. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, one dessert to share between two people is also a good idea.


Fill up on vegetables

If you can get the option of vegetables on the side, go for it!


Don’t worry

If you do put on a few kilos while on holiday or travelling, try not to worry about it. The sudden change in lifestyle and foods can confuse your body and make you more inclined to gain weight. Remember, you can always lose it again, so just enjoy yourself and focus on the experience.


What are your experiences with travelling and gaining weight? Or have you expereincedย the opposite and actually lost weight? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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    Apr 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Awesome tips! I went on a trekking hoilday to nepal and because of all the exercise I was doing I was eating a lot. Once I got home I was still eating the same amount but without all the exercise so I put a bit of weight on, luckily I’ve lost it now!

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      Apr 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Wow! That sounds like an amazing trip. It can be so confusing for your body when you change your eating routine, then return home back to reality! Thanks Amy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Apr 23, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Nice tips in this post, ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Apr 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

    We blogged recently about our experience on our round the world trip and surprise to us – LOSING weight. We followed all of your tenets above and it does work. (

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