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Poll: How much weight do you gain or lose while on the road ??
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Old 19 Apr 2017
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I am always very active when I travel so I lose weight. I do not like to lay down on a beach etc, I always walk a lot and try to visit everything.
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I stay about the same. More likely to lose weight on extended travels as I'm not really that big of a foodie.
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well, I usually do my best to try a lot of local food wherever I go. That leads to added weight most of the time.
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Depends on where. . Europe. Gain. Asia lose. South and Central America.. steady. Hahha

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Originally Posted by *Touring Ted* View Post
The last 6 month + I went on, I ended up putting on nearly 2 stone !!

Too much hospitality from the natives, cheap and eating bread/cheese/salami as a cheap alternative ! That was South America and good food is abundent..

My UK-Capetown is about to take off and Im wondering if im going to come back a bloater again !

It got me wondering how long days in the saddle effect you lot ???

Lost 18lbs (12%) over 5 weeks riding Trans America Trail; you need to ride harder venues.
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I keep gaining. The bakeries in the Balkans are too good!
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I usually gain weight.
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When I go on longer trips, I often lose weight. Since cooking is not one of my strengths, I typically opt to eat meals out at restaurants during my travels.
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The choice is mine, gain, lose, or stay about the same. I try to stay the same but will gain and lose small amounts as the foodscape changes. Food is such a big window into cultures along the way.

Gain a little, lose a little, it's just too easy at my age to lose muscle mass instead of fat.

My major exercise while touring is walking and some mountain towns are great for legs and lungs. I need to work more on upper body but it's not as easy as at home with weights, bench, and other equipment.

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