Hey! Maddening, isn't it?
For any program to work, and I don't care which program it is, it has to be something that you can make work in your daily life. If much of your life involves traveling, you'll need a program that will work with that. What alternative is there? It's unlikely your life is suddenly going to slow down and give you time to lose weight and get fit.
- Many hotels and motels have fitness equipment these days. Try to book yourself only into those, or at least one with a pool where you can swim.
- It's easy to feel like you "have" to go out with clients and have way too many drinks, but those drinks are not helping you in any way. Set a schedule for your post-workshop activities--that is, an end time! Drinks and dinner from 5 to 7, and then you leave, for example. What do you do then? Change clothes, chill out a bit, get your papers in order, and then... to the fitness center! Or pool! Because trying to do it in the morning is not going to work well.
- Get into the habit of passing on appetizers and choosing only the better choices on restaurant menus. Grilled chicken, side salad, dressing on the side, no potatoes or pasta. Plan to eat only half of what you're brought and take the rest back to your room. On the way to your room or to the fitness center, toss the food you didn't eat. I'm serious! Just 'cause you bought it doesn't mean you have to eat it.
- Don't skip breakfast. Try to find some protein for breakfast even if it isn't ideal. Lots of hotels/motels have breakfast options including hard boiled eggs.
Think of what other strategies you can use! Because if this is your life, whatever you do with your food program has to work in it.