Travelling makes you fat.
I’m sorry, but it does.
We live in a world where food is prioritized by shelf life, and not nutritional quality. So when you’re on the road, you aren’t getting the best of what you can eat.
Which simply means if you’re off on a trip, or constantly on the road, now is NOT the time to focus on a fat-loss program.
However, there are ways to slow-down the process and maintain lower body-fat than your fellow travelers.
And, they’re really easy to implement.
So, if you want to know how to keep your body fat down, whilst hitting the road, read on:
#1: Don’t Put Everything You See Into Your Mouth.
If you can’t find any good food to eat at all, simply don’t eat. You won’t start wasting away, I promise.
This is a great tactic to implement at airports, because there are 300 places you can buy Cinnabon…
but not one where you can buy a chicken salad.
Go (watch your) figure. Intermittent fasting is also a great way to keep your body fat down.
When you’re travelling or backpacking, you’re not always in control of your portion size and how many calories you’re eating on a whole. By implementing an intermittent fasting strategy, you can keep your body fat down by reducing the amount of total calories you eat.
#2: Walk Everywhere.
Walking is a great way to get your body into that classic ‘fat burning zone’ without doing much at all.
It’s also really effective because:
- Walking Reduces Stress
- It Slightly Elevates Your Heart Rate
- It Burns Extra Calories (Think Compound-Effect)
- It’s FREE!
So, unless you’re taking a really long trip, make the effort to walk around wherever you are.
#3: Buy And Prepare Your Food (From Markets)
- You can buy fresh, usually organic, food
- You get to experience local culture
- You can save a lot of money
Try to avoid the huge supermarkets and take the time to head into the local markets and pick up some fresh, local produce.
You’ll find you’re more inclined to make a healthier decision when you’re surrounded by better quality food. You’ll get the cheaper option of the more expensive vegetables and fruit. And, you’ll not be tempted to buy that pack of cookies, just because it’s there.
Once you’ve bought your fresh food, set some time aside to make some meals, and stay healthy!