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Hitting the road can play havoc with your food and exercise plans. Travelling for business or travelling for pleasure – each has its own challenges.

Weight Management On The Road – Travelling For Business

Travelling for business can be a real challenge to weight management efforts. If you frequently travel for business you may find that every trip is depressingly similar – fly somewhere far away to sit on your butt in a room where your food choices are limited. This is when things can get tricky for weight management, but here are some things you can do to keep on track and in check:

Record Keeping

While always important, this can be a breeze on business trips; that’s a little housekeeping you can do when you find yourself in endless meetings, bored to tears, and looking for some task to set your mind to – time to make sure your food journal is up to date!

The Hotel Gym/Fitness Centre

Meet your new best friend. If you can’t hit the gym at the end of the day, set the alarm early and go before heading into work. Exercising not only helps with weight management, but it can clear your head and elevate your mood. Bonus!

Get Out and Locate A Grocery Store

Stock up on healthy snacks on the first day of your trip. If you’re attending a conference or convention you can usually pop up to your hotel room during the day when everybody else is having their hotel-provided afternoon snack of cookies, brownies and sodas to eat some of your own healthier snacks.

If Your Meetings are Catered, You’ll Need To Be A Pro

Assess the offerings. If you can fill your plate with veggies and lean proteins from what’s on offer you’re in a good place. If all you’ve got to work with is sandwich (or similar), then limiting your portions is your best bet. Booze packs a ton of calories, tempts you to eat things you probably ought not, and doesn’t add any nutritional value.   Weight management while travelling does require planning and foresight, but it is possible. In general, if you can hold your weight steady while travelling for business, you’re completely winning the weight management game! Here’s to your success!  
Bella Odigie is a UK certified personal trainer and fitness expert of over 15 years at BFIT FITNESS ACADEMY®. She is also a practising corporate/commercial lawyer with her private office both based in Abuja. For programs, training, meal plans and nutrition tips follow her on Instagram @iambfit1, or contact

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This article was first published on 4th October 2018


Bella is a UK certified fitness junkie with over 15 years experience, who’s passionate about being an inspiration to others by helping people lead stronger, more active lives. She is a Lifestyle & Weight Management specialist with emphasis on weight programs, HIIT and Bootcamp training at BFIT FITNESS ACADEMY. Bella is also a practicing lawyer.

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