Do you find you gain weight on long trips, or lose weight???? O_o
that being said i did lose quite a bit of weight in scotland quite rapidly. they produce nothing that is close to edible. Prawn and mayonnaise sandwiches? Really? Bland sheep's intestines? Blagh.
Left 1/8/2010; Home 8/5/2010; Back on the road 9/15/2010
I've also heard, and witnessed, the saying that guys lose weight and girls gain on the road. Seems there is a reason the same came to be.
Come along for the ride!
In Mexico I always gain. Can not stay away from taco stands cooking carne asada over fire - in addition to all the other great food there.
Everywhere else I seem to stay about the same.
I'm a gal that usually loses.
I lose muscle as I can't really lift while traveling. That sucks and makes me feel fatter, even though I'm not. I eat significantly more than I would at home; thus far I've only traveled to countries where I like the food. I'm more active though...I walk a ton, run if I'm in a safe location with relatively clean air and bring along a jump rope for cardio (also doubles as a clothes line). For my upcoming trip I'm having a trainer show me some plyometrics and resistance training I can do without weights so I don't lose so much muscle.
I certainly lost weight on my 6 month trip in Africa, but then it was tougher camping-style travel and it was not always easy to buy food in the middle of nowhere. Imagine a town market filled with local ladies who each have 1 turnip to sell and nothing else!
Anyway, I tend to gain more when hanging out in tropical destinations where I love to eat and relax. I tend to lose weight if it's a high altitude and I'm hiking. I tend to stay the same in cultural destinations with food, as long as I don't get too carried away celebrating with alcohol and I keep walking around town.
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