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45 days, 4 Trips and Still Fit 💪

Dr. aakash bansal
Dr. aakash bansal
In the last 45 days, I travelled to 4 places - Jaipur, Bali, Ranthambore and Goa. My workout schedule and my calorie intake obviously disturbed. I had home-cooked food i.e. my regular diet for 10 days only when I was at home. And this was not the first time I had a hectic travel schedule, every 3rd or 4th month my travel plans are like this. Initially, it was hard for me to manage my fitness routine along with travelling but slowly I understood that I can't escape this cycle, so let's adapt to it and make the best use of the situation I have in hand.

I keep getting these queries that how to maintain diet while travelling and how to stay fit with this kind of a lifestyle?

I will share my experience and my practices, maybe that will help you in planning your routine better:

1. Whenever I am not travelling, I always make sure that I measure every food item that I am eating. This gives me an idea of portion sizes that I can eat outside. Obviously, calorie intake will not be the same as calories from measured food items but it will still keep me on track and I won't cross my calories with a huge margin. (I am not at all in support of eyeball measuring of food items but at times when you don't have an option, you need to adapt to the best possible solution you have)

2. I always include simple food items in my diet that are easily available like bread, cheese, rice, eggs, chicken, greens, whey, protein bars, nuts and for which potion sizes are easy to manage. This doesn't mean that you can not enjoy the famous food items of different places you travel to. You can always do that, just plan your diet and calorie intake accordingly. I like Balinese food and I was there for 2 weeks, so tried almost everything.

(For a more detailed explanation on this - https://m.facebook.com/groups/823848317674482?view=permalink&id=2578833218842641)

3. I usually focus on high protein diet because satiety is high and chances of binge eating are minimal 

4. No Fried Food, No Fast Food and No Sweets 

5. 25-30 mins workout - I personally focus on bodyweight workouts i.e. callisthenics (Push-ups and variations; Pull-ups and Variations; Squats, Lunges, Split Squats, Crunches, Sit-ups, planks etc). Doesn't require any extra types of equipment, time-saving and need minimal space. But I always carry a resistance band also with me for the days when I have more time. 

Here are a few videos which I recorded last year and you can follow these for resistance band workout:-

Chest and Triceps
https://m.facebook.com/groups/823848317674482?view=permalink&id=2558905147502115

Back and Biceps 
https://m.facebook.com/groups/823848317674482?view=permalink&id=2563815687011061

Shoulder and Legs
https://m.facebook.com/groups/823848317674482?view=permalink&id=2570851149640848

One learning that I want to share from my experience is that if you want it, you will definitely get it. No matter what, you will find out a solution. It's always easy to find out the excuses but try to make some extra efforts once and experience the feeling of accomplishment.

So next time decide your travel plan well in advance and try sticking to your routine, because

Every Decision Matters!!

Have a safe Workout!!

- Dr. Aakash Bansal

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