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The Road Trip Diet (Travel and Lose Weight): The Measurement Theory

I have a theory about why the Road Trip Diet is successful.

My theory is that away from home (on a road trip, when traveling), we measure food but not exercise; at home (our normal routine), we measure exercise and do not measure food.

The Road Trip Diet

The Road Trip Diet

The Road Trip Diet

When travelingexercise is constant and not measured. We can walk around San Francisco all day, getting a better hill workout than any gym machine provides. When we eat, portions are smaller because there is no “home” to take leftovers to.

Personally, even though I eat more “bad stuff”, I drink much more water and eat more produce away from home than at home.

At home, we exercise for a certain number of minutes, miles, laps, or milestones. When we eat, our portions are larger and snacks are omnipresent. If you work in an office, temptations of bagels and doughnuts, celebrations, and snack machines dominate.

Does my Measurement Theory hold water? Should I write a book called “The Road Trip Diet?

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3 Responses to “The Road Trip Diet (Travel and Lose Weight): The Measurement Theory”

  1. paula schuck November 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    I think I actually exercise less though on fam trips. So that said I need to watch the food when I travel. I definitely up the water intake when I travel. I eat more junk and I think that’s the issue. At home I eat relatively healthy. I eat great food when I travel too but I don’t control say the salt in it and the breading and etc…I need some better solutions for travelling and maintaining health and diet.

    • McCool Travel November 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

      Thank you, Paula. I find that I mindlessly snack at home. When traveling, food is not omnipresent and that is the big difference for me.


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