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Eat breakfast every day

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Each time I travel, I observe what people do and eat and then they complain about how they look like. Yes, people have breakfast included in their hostels and hotels most of the time but guess what? They just go and have a coffee at empty stomach or even worse, they just don’t go to eat at all. And I wonder why because when I choose a place to stay, logically I also check if there is breakfast because I want it.

What they expect from their body is like not giving gas to their car and still hoping it will take them a long way that day. Yes it still can go using the remains of the gas but it is not the same. This is probably the easiest comparison.

It can take only 10 – 15 minutes to prepare and eat breakfast so trust me, if you prefer 15 minutes of longer sleep or just smoking a cigarette while having a cup of morning coffee it is not worth it. But breakfast is necessary for both your body and brain to function the best way they can. And like I already mentioned, you really should eat 5 times per day in order not to gain weight but lose it. Studies show that people skipping breakfast tend to get obese after some time.

And also, how do you want your body to work at the fullest without eating for hours? Just imagine that after dinner you slept for a few hours and then you don’t eat until lunch? That can be easily 12 hours our of 24 thta your body has no nutrition.

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And it is not just to eat anything for breakfast so you can be happy saying you did have something. The problem then is obviously what you eat.

In many countries people have very unhealthy habits in the mornings which makes it difficult to stay fit. In many hostels the only breakfast you can get is bread with butter and marmalade with a cup of black tea or coffee. None of these could be considered as healthy breakfast. Or in Spain or France for example, if you go to a restaurant/cafeteria they usually only offer sweet pastries, pancakes, cakes or muffins. And in many other countries it is sausages, bacon or other fatty meals.

We don’t want any of these. Fat will just stay on our belly and all that sugar will boost our sugar levels and mood but then very quickly go down.

I agree, maybe 80% of all the breakfast options you could get around the world are fatty or carb-filled with no nutrients.

 

But what we really need in the morning is fiber, minerals and vitamins. And there are hotels or B&B with healthy breakfast. The other day in Genoa I stayed in a B&B where I could get a very tasty and healthy morning meals. And also just recently in Liguria and Costa Brava I stayed in hotels with fresh made vegetable and fruit juices and a lot of kinds of cereals.

 

Eating breakfast is one of the best habits you can develop. Start tomorrow morning. I can proudly say that if I counted all the days of my 28 years of life when I had to skip breakfast, I think it would be easily equivalent to the number of fingers on one hand.

 

Do you eat breakfast every day? If not, will you try to after reading this post?

 

The most important healthy tip – eat 5 times per day

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You would not believe it, but I always get a really bad reaction or a blank staring as answer to my

Yes, I do eat 5 times per day. Or sometimes even 6.

It is very surprising that so many people see never heard of it. Really??? It is the simplest rule to healthiness and been told and written down so many times. And still maybe around 90% of all people who spend some time with me when traveling get a shock.

The thing is that our body works in a very simple way that if more people understood it, it would be much easier for their body, stomach and also belly fat.

Do you ask how a person can stay slimmer eating more times per day and giving more food to the body than doing less? It does not make sense I hear you saying?

Well, it does!

Your body needs a routine. I know that we travelers are strongly against any kind of routine, but this should be one of the very few ones we better get in our life as soon as possible. And please, do not get rid of it. This is not one of those routines you should fight against. The opposite, do anything you can to apply eating 5 or 6 times per day. Right, every single day.

Still don’t understand why?

To make it easy for your brain, let’s just say this: your body needs energy every 2 or 3 hours again to function properly. Energy has to be from food and your body wants to use it all knowing that in another 2 or 3 hours it will get more. You have to create this routine. If this does not exist, your body is smart and will know it. Next time it will just ulozit something for later on. And that something will be fat on your belly. Do you really want that?

eat small portions often

eat small portions often

 

Tomorrow start the day with breakfast, then get some fruit for snack as second meal of the day, lunch, more snacks (e.g. something with protein, or nuts, a salad) and then dinner. Do not snack eating chips or unhealthy white bread sandwiches. You want to get your body the best possible.

I will be honest with you now. This routine will be one of the most difficult things to keep up with when traveling and in some places around the world it will be pain in the ass (own experience) but your body and disappearing belly fat will thank you so much! It actually makes it harder for me to remember to bring healthy snacks with me in between the meals and my body got used to it so much that I get cranky when no food is delivered into my stomach for longer than 3 hours, but it has many more advantages behind it.

Just give it a try – smaller portions 5 or 6 times per day depending on how long you stay up. You will also feel so much lighter with more energy and not like having a siesta after each meal.

Want no belly? Eat often, the best 5 times per day! Remember to eat fruit and/or vegetables with every portion of food.

Is it easy to stay fit when traveling?

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I get asked what I do to stay skinny and look good on the road all the time. Not many people know I took a few courses where we spoke a lot about healthy lifestyle as it used to be my ”job” for a bit during the University.

I could be called a health freak, yes.

But is it easy to stay fit when traveling? 

 

I know exactly what to eat and when, and also what not to, but still, sometimes the forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest, right? So I do sin from time to time, I have to admit. Especially I cannot live without chocolate and ice cream. It is always difficult to say no. Mostly when traveling, we tend to treat every trip as ”holidays” and we want to enjoy at maximum. It means no restrictions when on the road.

Trust me, it is not so easy for me either to eat healthy and keep fit when traveling. I should be grateful for my good metabolism for sure and do more exercise and sports.

There are two reasons why I started with this fit travel blog: to give simple tips to travelers to help them be fit and also to force myself to try harder whenever I can. We have just one life and one health and it makes me upset to see how we just do not appreciate it at all. We just keep eating food we know we should not and it keeps accummulating inside of the body until it shows on the surface later on … and at that time it might be too late.

Please stop treating your only body and your only health the worst way possible.

Change the things you can change. Don’t wait for a miracle to happen, make it happen yourself. Get in a better shape, get more energy, get a smoother skin, get more life. You can do all this with just a bit of self-control, healthy meals and moving your ass! You can do it! And I started this blog to make it happen for me too. I want to be your inspiration. I need to live healthier and do more exercise too. Good luck to us.

I know that people do know that it is more difficult to stay fit than to be unhealthy. And I also hope people will realise they have only one body, one health.

 

I am not just a lucky person but it is a hard work also for me. Yes, it is. I just had my last chocolate cheese and raspberries cake a few hours ago and for a few days there will be nothing sweet on my table. Do the same. Stop buying sweets, chocolate and cookies. You can live without them no matter how much it can hurt in the beginning. Let’s try it together.

Move as much as possible. I just walked to the 6th floor and then had a good work out for 30 minutes.

 

Do you find it difficult to stay fit when traveling too? Please share in the comments, I don’t bite 🙂