If you want to lose weight you have to be consistent and that means finding ways to exercise when you travel. Whether you travel for work or are going on holiday, working out will make you feel better so don't focus on it like it's a chore. If it's over a holiday, fitness is a great way to re-charge if you've been eating poorly and possibly imbibing a wee bit too much. If you travel for work, exercise can really clear your head as well as give you an energy boost, so don't put it off until you get back home. If you are looking to lose weight or just keep it off, working out while travelling is key.
The first secret is to keep it short. Working out while traveling doesn't have to take an hour or more, and it shouldn't. If you are working, you likely don't have an hour or more to exercise. If you are on holiday, you don't want it to take an hour. 15 to 20 minutes will suffice. Remember, these are just workouts to keep you getting some kind of exercise in a sub-optimal situation.
The second secret is to require absolutely zero equipment. It's nice if there's a gym nearby but don't plan on it. Instead your workout should consist of body weight exercise and some kind of cardio (walking, jogging, swimming). Here's an example of working out while on the road; roll out of bed and do a set of push ups to failure. Once that's done, roll over and do a set of 30 crunches. Then do a set of 10 bridges. Finish off with a set of 20 lunges (well actually two sets, one for each side). This won't take 10 minutes, but you've just covered your whole body. Since you did it immediately as you rolled out of bed, you've got your strength training done for the day.
As for the cardio, plan to walk more. Walk to the beach, walk to work, walk to town. It doesn't have to be marathon distance, but all that walking will add up and if you're wondering that's how to lose weight. Little things will contribute to help you lose weight. If you have the time go for a short 1 mile run. It may not be all that far so keep a brisk pace so you really get your heart rate up and burn as many calories as you can in a short period of time.
If you are travelling for holiday, you can return to your regular workout routine when you get home, but if you travel for work this may be the only real fitness routine you can follow. The reason being is a workout routine isn't just a set of random exercises, but it should be a plan for improvement. You should be tracking your progress in terms of strength and endurance. Can I lift more? Can I run faster? Can I run longer? If you chase progress in performance, progress in terms of body composition is surely to follow. If you travel for work, you won't always have a gym to go to, and the disruption in your routine won't allow you to progress in the weight room. But if concentrate on doing more push ups, chin ups, lunges etc. you can be sure to improve.
The last among these tips for losing weight is one simple dietary rule; drink lots of water. When you're traveling you can't always decide what you can eat, or you can be very limited with your options. But water is always available. It will help keep you full, help you digest food better, and flush toxins out of your body. Drink 3 litres a day.
Truthfully, it's a series of little things that decide how fit you are. Having a side salad instead of French fries, drinking water instead of pop, walking instead of always driving, doing 10 minutes of exercise here and there. Add up all these activities and they make a big difference. If you want to lose weight naturally, pay attention to the small things.