traveling and maintaining weight
January 22, 2011 11:40 PM Subscribe
What are ways I can make sure I don't gain weight while not going to gym over a 2-week period?
posted by bearette to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am excited to be traveling to Beijing and then to Inner Mongolia, where I was invited to spend the Chinese new year at a friend's home. However I am a tad worried about gaining weight over this 2-week gym-free period and would like to avoid this if at all possible. I currently have a regular gym habit (almost every day) and it's possible I'll be able to walk or jog everyday on my travels but maybe not likely. Also, I know I will be given a lot of food at my friend's house.
I gain weight easily and given that exercise may not be as easy as it is when I have the gym down my street, I am looking for ideas to implement during this time. I am not really looking for China-specific advice (but that's ok too), as I have lived here for some time, but more so advice in general (things not to eat, signals for being full, ways to burn calories that don't involve "working out", how to look like I am eating a lot when I'm not, at a friends house).
as a plus, it should be easy to avoid carbs and sweets....
thanks in advance!