Let's talk travel and weight loss today, okay? It's a busy season of travel for me and on today's show I want to share with you some of my most effective strategies for traveling without disregarding my goals. In fact, these travel strategies help me make progress towards my goals no matter where I am!
If you have travel coming up and you're feeling anxious about it, I totally understand and I hope you'll listen to this episode in full!
In today's episode I'm diving deep into several strategies that will help you transform your experience of travel and boost your confidence that you can lose weight no matter where you are or what is going on around you.
Yes, there's a lot you can't control when you're on the road and away from your normal surroundings. However, that doesn't mean you need to surrender all your control. What elements of your normal routine can you maintain?
Personally, I maintain my morning routine whenever I can. I get up early, I work for a few hours, workout and have a fat loss friendly breakfast. This helps me begin the day feeling energized, positive, focused and productive.
Maybe it's important for you to maintain your bedtime, or to ensure you always drink enough water or get in a leisure walk.
Either way, look for ways to create structure regardless of where you are and what is going on.
To me, indulgences were always things like cookies, ice cream, cupcakes and alcohol. But, I want to challenge you to think about what it means to indulge. I think it means to have something special that represents a rare treat. With that definition, it doesn't have to be something misaligned with my goals.
An indulgence can be something that is special & rare but doesn't have to be something that makes you feel full, heavy, or guilty afterwards.
I seek out indulgences that feel really special but make me feel amazing both while I eat it and after. On this particular trip, those were things like octopus carpaccio, snapper ceviche and table side guacamole.
THINK ABOUT VOLUME
Food does not taste better the more of it you eat. In fact, it's kind of the opposite. The first few bites are always the best, and we pay less attention as we continue to eat. For that reason, more isn't better. More is usually less satisfying.
Pay attention as you eat. Are you savoring every bite or are you just going through the motions.
Is the current bite as good as the first? If not, let it go. Move on.
NO EXCUSES NECESSARY
Sure, there are lots of excuses you could make when you're traveling, but you don't have to make them or accept them. You don't have a kitchen. You don't have your normal gym. Your preferred food choices aren't available. Great. Who cares?
What CAN you do? What is within your power? What will you do?