10 Tips to Stay Fit During Holiday Travels
What?? Staying fit while I splurge on baguette, Thanksgiving pies and spiked Egg Nogg?
Yeah, that’s right, holiday travels, feasting, and staying fit is a phrase that can definitely exist in the same sentence.
My Holiday Travels
For this Thanksgiving week, I will be deep in French country feasting and be doing my best to not let myself go entirely.
And I don’t expect it to be easy especially considering I’ll have 7 or so days in Germany, the Czech Republic, and France.
Firstly, to meet my father’s cousin’s newborn daughter Mathilda, next to visit a potential Medical school in Prague and if you recall from my last video for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary.
In other words, I’m going to be eating out a lot, probably drinking more than my fair share of alcohol, and my current workout routine will be thrown right out the window.
10 Tips to Stay Fit During Holiday Travels
And even though I am fully committed my fitness goals, I don’t want to let that get in the way of me enjoying myself while I travel.
It’s for this reason I wanted to go ahead and share with you what I’ve found to be the best ways to stay fit during holiday travels (or for that matter traveling period) and find a way to walk the fine line of fully enjoying yourself without entirely letting yourself go
No. 1 Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting (IF) allows me to use fat for fuel during my fasting wind0w. Which can definitely be helpful when my diet isn’t going to be up to its normal spec.
Traveling can sometimes make IF rather difficult and if sticking to my preferred IF diet isn’t possible I’ll just go ahead and pick up the following day.
No. 2 Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
Caffeine is a great appetite suppressant and super useful when following IF. However, it’s important to drink your caffeinated beverages calorie-free (e.g. black coffee or green tea).
Trust me when I say this, caffeine makes IF all the more feasible. And when the hunger feels come creeping all the more bearable too!
No. 3 I Want My Protein Please
I packed protein for my travels to Europe to help with satiety and help supplement my more than likely dismal protein intake (vegetarian traveler problems!).
What’s more, is that protein is key for helping with satiety with a meal. Which helps me avoid unnecessary snacking.
No. 4 Bite-Sized Breakfast/Dinner
This is an alternative to intermittent fasting and replaces it with a small meal that will help satisfy your cravings but won’t be excessive in caloric quantity.
This means you can have a larger lunch or dinner and not be concerned with going overboard on caloric consumption.
No. 5 A Singular Feast-Sized Meal
Your one feast-sized meal will help contribute to long-term satiety, help prevent unnecessary snacking, and prevent excessive caloric consumption (since you are limited to one feast/day).
No. 6 Alcohol + Feast Sized Meal
Solid calories (i.e. solid foods) are much stronger contributors to satiety than liquid foods. It’s for this reason a few glasses of wine won’t really make you full (probably just a little tipsy).
No. 7 Walks on Walks on Walks
Walking burns calories, it might not be an excessive amount but it does add up. If you can find more reasons to walk while you are traveling you will actively help burn excess calories.
As I’ll be in Frankfurt, Prague, and Paris I’ll be sure to use the city to my advantage and walk when possible, rather than drive.
No. 8 Short & Sweet “In-Home” Workouts
I’ll be doing my best to exercise in a hotel room or at my grandparent’s house. However, I don’t want to take away from all of my travel plans, which is a perfect scenario for short and sweet workouts.
By keeping my workouts short and sweet and incorporating a lot of total body and compound movements I can increase the overall calories that I burn and reduce my workout time as well.
No. 9 Get Your Travel Companions Involved
By involving my travel companions (my parents and brother) not only do I get to bond with my family, I also get to workout (sounds like a win-win to me!).
No. 10 Flexible Exercising (Not Yoga – Well… Maybe Yoga)
Traveling means you won’t have your usual workout space. Which can call for some creativity in the hotel gym or some creativity in your hotel room.
It won’t be perfect, or necessarily comparable to your normal routine, but it doesn’t need to be, you’re traveling and should be focused on that experiecne rather than maintaining your workout schedule.
While traveling do your best to NOT hold yourself to the outlandish standard of having a perfect diet and workout routine.
Do your best to try and find a way to balance being moderately active, eating decently well and/or not letting yourself go, and enjoy the experience.
If you are able to eat well, great, if you can exercise semi-consistently, even greater, but remember you are entirely capable of hopping back into your routine when your travels are over.
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I want to thank you for watching reading this post on my top tips to stay fit during holiday travels.
I hope that your upcoming travel experiences will be all the more enjoyable because you have a better idea how you can stay fit during holiday travels.
That’s all for today – Cheers!