Surviving a trip without loosing weight

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    Nov 08, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    I'm planning on going to Paris and Cote d'Azur next year, but I'm not willing to loose within weeks what took me a long time to gain. I'll be walking the whole day and that means I'll burn more calories than I burn already.

    How do you manage to survive your trip without loosing weight? Do you buy your supplements where you go? My trip will take 2 weeks and I will need at least 500 calories every 3h... icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 08, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
    Oh well finding a nice gym in Paris or the Cote d azur is very hard.. most of them are overpriced and very shitty.. there is no big gym culture in France. Eat lots of protein... and try to workout 1-2 times a week at least.. there are some gay saunas in Paris which have gyms as well.. all around the Marais area.... you can go anytime as they are open 24 hrs and pay per gym session. I actually gain weight in Paris...lol.. all that french food and bread and chocolate and wine... can't keep away from it in Paris....my favourite city in the world. If you need cheap healthy food then there are kebab shops all over Paris and Nice, healthy grilled chicken made fresh.

    Oh one more thing.. you can get these bike rentals by the day - all over paris.. you just pay 1 euro a day and can bike all around the city...its a good way to exercise and quite a lot of fun too.
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    Nov 08, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    Personally, I'd build that time into my programme for rest or to do a cardio phase or something like that. You should be able to enjoy your trip and not worry about hitting the gym and so forth.
  • drypin

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    Nov 08, 2009 2:17 PM GMT
    The very idea of going to France and losing weight makes me smile. Unless you're cycling 50+ km per day or have a deadly intolerance of lactose, I just don't see it happening.
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    Nov 08, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    Jetsetter99 saidOh well finding a nice gym in Paris or the Cote d azur is very hard.. most of them are overpriced and very shitty.. there is no big gym culture in France. Eat lots of protein... and try to workout 1-2 times a week at least.. there are some gay saunas in Paris which have gyms as well.. all around the Marais area.... you can go anytime as they are open 24 hrs and pay per gym session. I actually gain weight in Paris...lol.. all that french food and bread and chocolate and wine... can't keep away from it in Paris....my favourite city in the world. If you need cheap healthy food then there are kebab shops all over Paris and Nice, healthy grilled chicken made fresh.

    Oh one more thing.. you can get these bike rentals by the day - all over paris.. you just pay 1 euro a day and can bike all around the city...its a good way to exercise and quite a lot of fun too.


    Wow, that is one helpful thing to know!! It's funny to hear the French don't have such a gym culture, I always heard they were so keen on looks.

    drypinThe very idea of going to France and losing weight makes me smile. Unless you're cycling 50+ km per day or have a deadly intolerance of lactose, I just don't see it happening.


    Or you have a small stomach, low appetite and fast metabolism. icon_smile.gif I'm really eager to try French food, I hope it's really caloric, but if it's loaded with sugar and fat, I will have to bypass it...
  • rdberg1957

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    Nov 08, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    Hehehe. I don't think you're worried about losing weight at all. You just want to let everyone know you're going to France! I visited Paris for the first time this summer---absolutely loved Paris. The food was wonderful--my problem is weight gain,not weight loss--I just enjoyed and didn't gain more than 2 pounds with 2 weeks in Europe (Barcelona, Florence, London as well). I love the bakery in Paris, the bistros, the sidewalk cafes. Enjoy and worry not. Bring dumbbells if you must.
  • rdberg1957

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    Nov 08, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    I'm really eager to try French food, I hope it's really caloric, but if it's loaded with sugar and fat, I will have to bypass it...

    Hehehe, how do you think food gets to be really caloric? You can eat very well with lean protein and salads, fresh fruit in many restaurants.
  • UncleverName

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    Nov 08, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    I personally find it hard not to lose weight when travelling. Not because I eat healthy, but because I don't eat enough. I'd suggest eating tons of bread in the morning, and then buying some snack like stuff to carry around from small grocers. Paris has lots of bread. Lots of bread. But they also have lots of small grocers. And do sit in a cafe, but it takes so long to get the bill that you should order double so that you're not hungry again when the bill finally comes. Seriously. Oh, and every restaurant in Paris is a cafe icon_smile.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 08, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    If I was going to Paris and not working out a whole week, I would gain about ten pounds just boarding the plane. By the end of the trip I would be obese.

    Will there be any workout facilities in the hotels, or hotels near you where you are staying? I would assume there would be gyms In Paris. Type in "gym" "paris" "france" in google and a whole slew of gyms pop up. To go to different gyms while traveling can actually be kind of fun.
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    Jan 27, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    You should be able to enjoy your trip and not worry about hitting the gym and so forth.
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    Jan 31, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    I lived for about 6 months in France
    Muscular guys are REALLY ugly for them....they don't like people that go at the gym...I lost 15 pounds when I lived there and my body shape was normal for them.
    Gym culture is in Canada and US only!
    They like nice clothes,but not fake gym bodies....The food is amazing,just eat and do abs and you'll be fine!Its VACATIONS!!!