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CMRKSU12's Photo CMRKSU12 Posts: 1,435
1/6/19 8:08 P

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Thankyou for all the suggestions! The sodium is a big one for me not only weight-wise but high blood pressure wise too lol.

I do the best I can and that's all I can do I guess.

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1/6/19 3:34 A



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Eat smaller portions of the less wise foods and larger portions of the good choices. If alcohol is offered, limit it. If you don't normally drink, no need to start. Go easy on the sodium-containing foods.

And remember, one week is NOT going to do any damage in the long run. You might gain a little, but it could be because of fluid retention re travel (I gain 2-3kg on that one alone, re 14hr non-stop flights) as well as the sodium.

Enjoy yourself and when you get back home, go back to your usual routine.

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1/5/19 7:17 P

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Offer to take your hosts out for dinner. Pick a place that you know you will have a decent option at. Before you visit mention wanting to have some groceries delivered (or pick up on your way in if delivery is not available) and ask what you can pick up since your hosts are already being so kind and you would love to show your appreciation.
Beyond that learning how to eat out will make a skill that will hold you in good stead in the long term. Figure out what dishes you tend to go for on menus and poke around until you have an idea of what a meal out in your calorie range should look like. Feel free to use your maintenance ranges until you get a good handle on things.
Most hotels have some sort of gym facility. If not google where you are going and find the nearest park. Many have fitness trails or you could walk from any meetings. If you are not restricted by work considerations ake a park or other location a planned destination.

-google first. ask questions later.

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1/5/19 6:19 P

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"How can I stay at least where I am weight wise and not gain? "
By doing the same things you do at home.
Portion control... stay in your calorie range... hydrate,

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1/5/19 1:47 P

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Travel is tough but it can be done - maintain your weight loss that is. When I travel I pack food/snacks so I'll have what I want to eat and not be tempted by what is available. Most motels offer breakfast and I'll bring small packs of instant high fiber oatmeal which I can make and add raisins and a sprinkle of nuts. No matter what I stick to a healthy low calorie breakfast. Many places have a bowl of fruit & I'll take some for snacks during the day.

Lunches aren't as hard because I can always get a salad or a sandwich and order a side salad instead of fries. I'll often check the menu before going out and check the calories so I have an idea of what to choose. Spark has ideas too on healthier options at all sorts of restaurants.

And no matter what I exercise! If there is a fitness center I'll work out in the morning and take every opportunity to walk that I can find.

It is totally possible to do. Takes some planning and ability to not pick the less healthy food.
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CMRKSU12's Photo CMRKSU12 Posts: 1,435
1/5/19 9:43 A

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I have to go out of state for a week in the middle of January. I will have to mostly be eating out or eating at relatives houses. How can I stay at least where I am weight wise and not gain? I can bring a couple dumbbells probably, walks when I can and try my best but I have been working so hard at not gaining weight (also hard because of my age at 56 and on menopause) and don't want to regain any.

I would appreciate any ideas lol :)

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