Travel on Weight Watchers – Tips from a Frequent Flier

I am traveling three weeks out of the next four. While the thought of not having to food shop for this month is a definite bonus, traveling makes it difficult to stay on track when you are trying to lose weight.

>>Check out the last time I traveled and tried to stay on track<<

In order to stay within my points, without starving myself, missing out on the experience, or triggering migraines, I need to be prepared. Channeling my inner Scar right now.

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Tips for Staying on Track

Travel on Weight Watchers - Tips from a Frequent Flier
  1. Protein Bars: Last time I traveled, I cut it too close and didn’t have time to stop for protein bars. I don’t always eat protein bars, but when it looks like there won’t be any substantial food around, or I’m stuck with nothing reasonable to eat around me, a protein bar is a lifesaver! Check out my Protein Bar Review, to find out which ones are my favorites!
  2. Gym Time: I went to the gym the last two times I traveled. It was a great motivator to stay on track.! Not only did it feel amazing, but it also helped me fall and stay asleep. If you are not a runner, or weight lifter, you can use the gym to walk and get your 10,000 stepS.
  3. Better choices vs. deprivation: The first time I traveled while on Weight Watchers was a bit disastrous because I tried to deprive myself. I wanted to stay within my blue dot range and was looking to eat certain foods, instead of modifying the foods that were available to me. The secret is that you can still eat all of the foods you ate before you started your weight loss journey, you just have to do it in moderation. What works best for me is just to cut it right in half, whatever it is.
  4. Fruits and Veggies at Every Turn: When I’m home I eat either a fruit or a veggie with every meal. When I’m traveling I can’t always do that. Normally the most I can get is a banana with breakfast, and a salad with lunch. I need to remember to pick up fruits and veggies when I see them. Even if that means stopping at the grocery store one day and loading up on baby carrots, hummus, and clementines.
Travel on Weight Watchers - Tips from a Frequent Flier
Before I started my weight loss journey, this was my favorite breakfast. Not only would I finish it, I would practically licked the skillet.
Travel on Weight Watchers - Tips from a Frequent Flier
When I got this breakfast over the weekend, I still loved it, but I only ate half of it.

Summary

I’m going to film a food log this month of everything I eat while I’m on the road, in the air, or at the hotel. If I wasn’t so behind the times, I would do this on Snapchat, or Instagram stories. But since I’m just now posting to YouTube, and figuring out Hootsuite and Tailwind, I’m going to post them on my Facebook page, and then at the end of the month I’m going to put them all together as a video on YouTube.

How do you stay on track when you travel?

Speaking of travel, this time last year I was in Texas! I had no idea that had such amazing vegan food there! Check it out!

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  1. Reply

    It really is kinda hard to stay on track as far as diet is concerned when you are travelling. The food is different, your exhausted and you still have to worry about your calories.

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      Agreed, healthy snacks are definitely important. I find that if I’m not hungry, I won’t make bad choices. If I’ve got healthy options on me, I won’t be tempted by salty high calorie snacks.

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    So I don’t travel for work (unless you consider the walk from bed to my desk) but I am back on WW to give it another go and these tips are going to help me.

    I also set goals for myself like make sure I am walking 10,000 steps a day minimum, walk on the treadmill daily, even if only for 15 minutes at a time; eat 3-4 veggies and fruits each day and WATER.

    Yesterday, I ate four fruits and I can’t remember the last time I did that.

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      That 10,000 steps is so key! I with I had a treadmill in my house, because I really feel so much better when I’m getting my steps in. Also, I think I get depressed if I don’t drink enough water. Does this happen to you? And of course, when you’re depressed, the last thing you want to do is drink water. Nice work on the fruits and veggies!!

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    It all comes down to proper planning! Even if you’re not concerned about eating well, it takes a certain amount of care to make sure you don’t go hungry while trapped on a plane in the first place. The options are never great, but it sounds like you’re eating well despite the difficulty. šŸ™‚
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