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    Hotel Life - Need a bit of help & guidance

    Hi everyone! I used to frequent these forums back when I was young - lol. I'm a 48yo F, I'm only 4'8" tall. I've gained 42-45lbs slowly and consistently over the last 5 years and I need to get it off.

    My current situation is that I'm traveling and living in a hotel. They have amazing restaurants and the chefs will make modifications per my request... I just don't know how much I'm eating and I only have a mini fridge (and 4 kids with me). I know that since I'm short and have a lot of fat on my body, my burn is low and I need to be extra mindful of what I'm putting in my mouth. I'd like to get this weight off (or at least start seeing good progress in the next few months)...

    I'm pretty sedentary but got a fit bit.

    Also, they have a really big gym in this hotel... I'm a bit too scared of free weight given my current strength levels, but they have every machine.

    I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with these points:

    What should I order/eat to keep my cals in check?

    How many daily steps should I aim for a bare minimum?

    Is there a good routine that I can do using machines for now until I build some confidence & muscle?

    One last thing - I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis so jumping and hiit are not in the cards for me right now I can jog for short stints... I'm hoping that when I drop some weight I won't be as achy.
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    Originally Posted by UTukTheGoodName View Post
    My current situation is that I'm traveling and living in a hotel.

    What should I order/eat to keep my cals in check?

    How many daily steps should I aim for a bare minimum?

    Is there a good routine that I can do using machines for now until I build some confidence & muscle?
    Get out of the hotel and find something like an AirBnB. I have 23 of them, 83 beds in all 23 houses.

    Cook your own food in your house. The reason the hotel food tastes good is that it probably has a lot of fat in it.

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    What should I order/eat to keep my cals in check?

    Tracking food you don't cook won't be easy. I'd suggest a simple rule plan to start IE every meal think three fistfuls (a fistful of protein, a fistful of vegetables, and a fistful of carboyhdrates). Don't eat fried, don't add butter, don't be silly. Judging by your starting point, the thing will be to cut out the garbage first.

    How many daily steps should I aim for a bare minimum?
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    Is there a good routine that I can do using machines for now until I build some confidence & muscle?

    Do one exercise for each... squat pattern, push pattern, pull pattern, hinge pattern, and core training. Aim for 3 sets of 15-20 if you are doing machines. Start slow and try to add weight consistently.
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    just go on keto and eat salads, most restraunts have salads.
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    I'm constantly on the road for work and spend several nights a week in hotels. If you have a mini fridge, I assume you also have a microwave as most places I stay at typically have both. I always hit the store when I first roll in to town and grab some essentials including oatmeal, fruit, potatoes, greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, nut/nut butters, etc.

    My work covers my meals so for example, I'll hit the hot bar at Whole Foods for lunch and grab the above staples to have for breakfast or a meal/snack before bed.
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    I can imagine that it can be challenging eating healthy when living in the hotel.
    Couple of years back my wife was pregnant and she was extremely picky with the food.
    Before we arrived to our holiday destination i had to reach mount bohemia customer service and discuss them food options for her, cause otherwise would be a huge drama.
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    Originally Posted by UTukTheGoodName View Post
    Hi everyone! I used to frequent these forums back when I was young - lol. I'm a 48yo F, I'm only 4'8" tall. I've gained 42-45lbs slowly and consistently over the last 5 years and I need to get it off.

    My current situation is that I'm traveling and living in a hotel. They have amazing restaurants and the chefs will make modifications per my request... I just don't know how much I'm eating and I only have a mini fridge (and 4 kids with me). I know that since I'm short and have a lot of fat on my body, my burn is low and I need to be extra mindful of what I'm putting in my mouth. I'd like to get this weight off (or at least start seeing good progress in the next few months)...

    I'm pretty sedentary but got a fit bit.

    Also, they have a really big gym in this hotel... I'm a bit too scared of free weight given my current strength levels, but they have every machine.

    I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with these points:

    What should I order/eat to keep my cals in check?

    How many daily steps should I aim for a bare minimum?

    Is there a good routine that I can do using machines for now until I build some confidence & muscle?

    One last thing - I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis so jumping and hiit are not in the cards for me right now I can jog for short stints... I'm hoping that when I drop some weight I won't be as achy.
    I find oats very filling!
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