I have heard that taking long plane flights causes you to retain water and therefore possibly gain weight. Is this true? I definitely bloat and swell when I fly, I can't even fit into my shoes .
Also, my scale magically switched to kilograms. Going to change my ticker while I'm abroad so I don't have to keep doing caculations
oh that happened to my poor feet when i flew to florida in april. I'd NEVER seen my feet swell like that before. but after i got home and got rehydrated and was careful about the lever of sodium in my diet they went back to normal
Water weight isn't what you need to worry about--it's FAT weight. Water weight disappears once you start moving again and drink enough water to eliminate excess salt. Fat weight is another problem... And you don't gain that just from a plane ride, fortunately.
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I guess it all depends on how long is long. However long you're on the plane, make sure you walk around often. Walk the aisles, go to the restroom as often as you can, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, flip flops or bare feet if you like. Even exercise in your seat. I'd go for an aisle seat, emergency row or the first row of the plane so you could stretch.
I recently went to Philadelphia for almost 2 weeks. When I returned home late Sunday night I found that I actually lost weight/inches. I guess it all depends on what you do while on the plane and while you're away. Stay active either way and you should be fine. Also, be sure to stay on plan no matter how tempting.
Most of all, enjoy.
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Last edited by SunshineCA : 08-14-2009 at 10:50 PM.
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