I recently took a job that will involve traveling to almost any country in the world for 1-5 weeks at a time, spending about 60% of my time outside of the U.S. Â I've been trying to get together nutrition and workout plans that I can take on the road with me in the face of long hotel stays and drastically diverse kinds of food available. First, does anybody have any exercise advice? Â I can't bring weights with me, but I can do body weight exercises, and bring a few workout aids like bands. Â A friend of mine is a pilates trainer, and she's helping me develop something. Â But she does not have experience with this particular problem, and I thought maybe some of you do. Â I am primarily just trying to stay toned and keep from building any body fat, but building some muscle would be a nice extra, if it's possible. Â The amount of time I will have free will change a lot from country to country. Â I'll be busy seeing sites someplace like Europe, but may have to stay inside a secured room or be escorted anywhere in a small African country. Second, does anybody have any diet stabilization advice? Â Some countries I'll go to are more vegetarian, or will have only a tiny selection of food that is safe for Americans (though those will be a rare case). Â I obviously can't bring too much food with me, since I am subject to the same baggage restrictions on airplanes as everybody else. Â But I could bring something like protein bars, and of course whatever vitamins I need. I will eat almost anything, so I personally have no dietary restrictions you should be aware of. If any ideas jump out at any of you, or you have experience with this problem, any advice would be appreciated.
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2/7/04 at 8:43pm