How to Not Gain Weight While Traveling: A Practical Guide

Amanda Montell

When I was in Hawaii last year, I went on a whale-watching cruise, where our tour guide told us that baby whales gain about five pounds per hour. "Like vacationers!" he joked. Everybody laughed. Because goodness knows travel weight gain is all too real.

And who can blame us? When we go on vacation, we want to relax. We want to drink cocktails and eat dessert. But nobody likes returning home to find out that our jeans no longer fit, so one has to wonder: Is it possible to have fun on vacation without gaining weight?

In a word? Absolutely. We know this for sure, because we consulted a committee of nutrition experts who dished on their personal tricks for staying happy and fit on vacation. Keep scrolling to discover their diet and fitness secrets!

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