How to Travel and Still Lose Weight

Article posted in: Lifestyle

Today is one of the busiest travel days of the year. And, if you’re on a weight loss program, the thought of holiday travel might fill you with dread. Images of turnpike fast food joints or airport terminal food courts can be pretty scary, and that’s before you even sit down to dinner. But travel doesn’t have to be a belly buster. Here are four tips for staying on your Nutrisystem program when you’re on the road this holiday season:

Bring Your Own Food. One of the beauties of the Nutrisystem program is how portable many of our meals are. You can bring our snacks and bars and have a convenient bite to eat right in your bag. And many of our entrees are easy to carry and can be heated in your hotel’s microwave. Another tip: pack small bags of nuts to snack on. And if it’s a quick trip, bring some cut vegetables and fresh fruit.

Don’t Forget to Exercise. Most hotels have exercise rooms, with at least a few pieces of cardio equipment and light weights. If you don’t feel comfortable going, remember that a walk around a new city is a great way to see the sights and get a bit of exercise at the same time. Remember to bring your step counter!

Stay Hydrated. Airplanes are very dry environments. Be sure to drink a little extra water when you’re on the road, because water makes you feel full and can help suppress appetite.

Stay Mindful. Don’t let busy travel schedules throw you off the program. Remember to eat frequently so that you feel full. You’ll be less likely to go on a binge if you feel satisfied.