Any tips for traveling in general and maintaining &/or losing weight?
I'm going to Indonesia in 1 month where the diet consists primarily of rice, fried rice, veggies, some meat & exotic fruit.
Typically I'm never too hungry when it's hot & Indonesia is hot... so I'm hoping that will curb my desire to overindulge on yummy Indonesian food!
Any tips, suggestions on what to avoid etc welcome!
I spent 2 weeks in Hawaii and ate nothing but rice, fruits/veggies and the occasional fish and lost 9 pounds. I did a lot walking as well. You don't have to gain weight when traveling, just make good choices.
That's encouraging! Crossing my fingers & toes that works for me.
When I moved to Korea I initially gained 5 pounds from eating all the rice. However, as long as you portion the amount of rice you're eating you should be fine. As soon as I started watching the amount I ate, my weight loss resumed.
It's all about portion control. You can enjoy all the traditional foods, but just don't go crazy.
From my experience (Independent travel) Vietnam (3 weeks), Thailand (2x3 weeks) and Japan 1.5 months, I didn't gain any weight. I lost some. Food in Asia is not only rice, but especially in SouthEast Asia there are noodles (big bowls or "soup" + veggies) and fruit. My biggest problem is bread (... similar products) and when travelling in those countries I didn't have any. Discovering these countries made me walk much more than I would at home and I certainly enjoyed food.
However, I don't have an experience with organized/tour travel when you are sitting on the bus all day, with short walks and food is served to you or in form of "Western-style buffet".
Good luck and enjoy all you can.