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I have been on the program for 11 weeks now and have lost an incredible 37 pounds already! Yay me! BUT I have a three-day trip coming up and will be on the road for 12 hours and in a hotel room and with family the balance of my time. I'm worried I won't be able to stay on track. I might be able to swing breakfast, but the lunches and dinners are pretty hard to do. Even if I have a microwave, I won't have access to my vegetables/side dishes. Do any of you have any suggestions for me?.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions...

Comments (13)

Your question was: How to deal with traveling while on Nutrisystem?.

You've done great so far. Congratulations!! You can do this too..

I travel a lot for work and if I plan and actually try to stay on plan it isn't that hard to do. Sadly, sometimes I've just decided it is too hard and end up going way off track. Hang tough, remember that eating right is part of your new lifestyle and that you don't need to feel sorry for yourself about it (that is where I get hung up!)..

Tzgaine has hit the nail on the head with everything she's said. If you have to eat out, do some online research ahead of time on the places your family is likely to stop. Almost every place has things you can make fit. Grilled chicken sandwiches can be ordered without the sauce, then take off the bun and eat only part of it. With an added side salad, you've got lunch pegged. Snacks in the car out of the cooler and at dinner look for good choices.

Ask your waiter if they can accomodate your needs, most places are happy to. Finally, watch your portions! Restraunts serve way more than we need. Get a to go box when your food arrives and pack those extra calories away. No need to tempt yourself..

You can do this and it really isn't bad if you plan for it..

Good luck!.

-Karen..

Comment #1

You are traveling by car and staying in a hotel? There are grocery stores...I travel all of the time for work; by car. I pick up a Nutrisystem friendly salad bar salad and I also purchase the steaming bags of veggies (no sauce!) and I eat the whole bag. There really is not that much veggie to the steaming bags and I get my daily veggies that way.

Meal bars are a staple in my lunch each day and I supplement w/V8 low sodium and a side salad.

Do a search on the forum. There are plenty of threads addressing Nutrisystem and travel. I find I actually stay on plan better when I travel than when at home w/temptations.

Sandy..

Comment #2

No doubt about it.... it is work. It requires a lot of planning and focus. BUT, just think how good you will feel when you return from the trip knowing you stayed on track 100% the whole entire time. Plan well!..

Comment #3

Great job so far!! Congratulations.

Here is a similar thread from this morning with more tips!!.

Http://boards.members.nutrisystem.co....php?p=4711578..

Comment #4

You are all amazing! Thank you for the encouraging words and the great tips. I've lost another pound this week and am 2 pounds shy of that 40 pound bear! Darn it, that 40 pound bear has been harder to earn than the first three! My husband asked me if my goal bear would weigh 134 pounds (the goal weight to lose)! I told him he ought to buy me a 134-pound bear for my efforts WHEN I reach my goal. Thanks to everyone - I can do this!..

Comment #5

There's not a 134 pound bear but there is a golden one for goal!!! I'm still waiting for that one.

Good luck with your trip. You are doing a great job. Just keep that mindset going while you are on your trip and you'll be just fine...

Comment #6

Since you are going to be driving, be sure to pack a cooler. In it you can place packages of veggies that you have already washed (and cut if appropriate). You can put your fruits and protein servings in there too (hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, ff cheese sticks, ff yogurts. And keep some water bottles in there to keep them cold so you can readily pull them out. In a grocery bag pack canned tuna or canned chicken, paper plates/bowls, plastic silverware, a sharp cutting knife, a cutting board, a microwaveable mug, a microwavable measuring cup, some dish soap, (for the knife, cutting board & mug). Stop at a rest area for you lunchs while traveling and have a picnic with the foods you bring.

Try to book a hotel room with a microwave & frig in it, but if not, see if there is a microwave somewhere in the hotel that you can use. If they do the free breakfasts, there is usually a microwave in that area that you can use at any time of the day. Sometimes if they don't have microwaves in all the rooms, there will be one availabe that you can have put in the room. It doesn't hurt to ask.

Also, so rooms now have the automatic coffe makers in them. You can use those to heat up water to make the freeze dried meals (both the lunches and dinners). Remember the hamburger is a just add hot water dinner too. (If you take that with you, remember to bring a carb to go with it ... a roll, or piece of bread, or ... check out the carb list.) If there is a microwave you can bring any of your dinners with you.

If that seems impossible to you, bring more lunch bars and remember to add an additional protein (55 calories or less, 3 grams of fat or less and 7 grams of protein or more) not a dairy/protein which lets you up the calories to 100.

For meals where you are eating with your family follow the flex plan. Know what each type of nutrition (fat, protein, carb) meal entree is supposed to incorporate so that you will be sure you are eating appropriate things. Then if you can get on line before going to the restaurant check out the offerings before going, make a plan and then stick to it once you get there. If you are eating at a family members home, your choices may be more limited. Again, be very familiar with the flex plan and make the best choices you can. Offer to fix some of the food and then make sure your offering is Nutrisystem friendly.

Are you comfortable enough with those you are going to see to talk to them about your weight loss journey and that you are watching your calories? If so, talk with the host and find out what is being planned food wise so that you will know what to exprect and plan to bring things to supplement what she is offering.

You can do this. It does take some pre-planning though..

Good luck. And let us know how the trip goes...

Comment #7

You've done great so far. Congratulations!! You can do this too..

I travel a lot for work and if I plan and actually try to stay on plan it isn't that hard to do. Sadly, sometimes I've just decided it is too hard and end up going way off track. Hang tough, remember that eating right is part of your new lifestyle and that you don't need to feel sorry for yourself about it (that is where I get hung up!)..

Tzgaine has hit the nail on the head with everything she's said. If you have to eat out, do some online research ahead of time on the places your family is likely to stop. Almost every place has things you can make fit. Grilled chicken sandwiches can be ordered without the sauce, then take off the bun and eat only part of it. With an added side salad, you've got lunch pegged. Snacks in the car out of the cooler and at dinner look for good choices.

Ask your waiter if they can accomodate your needs, most places are happy to. Finally, watch your portions! Restraunts serve way more than we need. Get a to go box when your food arrives and pack those extra calories away. No need to tempt yourself..

You can do this and it really isn't bad if you plan for it..

Good luck!.

-Karen..

Comment #8

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