Tips for Flight Attendants to Lose Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 28, 2012
Quick Bites

  • Flight attendants fail to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
  • A flight attendant can carry his or her workout equipments.
  • Must keep snacks ready all the time, to avoid junk food.
  • Drinking water is very essential for a healthy weight.

The life of a flight attendant is not always fun, he or she can face trouble to lose weight and maintain fitness. There are some ways in which a flight attendent can achieve weight loss goal.


weight loss for flight attendentsWhile spending most of the days travelling around the country or globe, flight attendants sometimes fail to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. This can have a negative impact on their health and he/she may fall prey to the problem of weight gain. Here, we have given five tips for flight attendants to lose weight even with a hectic lifestyle.


Keep Snacks Ready

Once you are aware of your job schedule, pack healthy snacks to carry with you. Keep the snacks in easily accessible places such as handbags or front pouch of your suitcase. Take fruits, low-fat yoghurt, carrot sticks and brown bread sandwiches with you if you have access to a refrigerator. As non-perishable healthy snack options, you have baked rice puffs, wheat crackers, rice cakes, energy bars, oatmeal cookies, baked chips, soy chips and soymilk.


Carry Workout Equipments

If possible, pack workout equipments that are easy to carry. Resistance bands, a jump rope, pilates ring, fuel band, foam roller and aerobics DVD can easily be carried while travelling.


Drink plenty of Water

While travelling usually people consume soda or other high-calorie beverages, which lead to fat addition to your body. Avoid such drinks and stick to water. Water is calorie-free, can keep you full, stock your muscles with energy and regulate your digestive system.


Healthy Meal Options

Due to the nature of the job, flight attendants have to eat in restaurants, thus, sometimes compromising on the quality of the food. Firstly, look for clean and well-maintained restaurants and then look for low-calorie meals on the menu. If you couldn’t find any low-calories item, then feel free to ask your waiter for nutritional facts of a dish you have chosen to eat. Daily caloric intake of flight attendants seeking to lose weight should be between 1,200 to 1,500 calories. Drink two glasses of water ten minutes before taking meal and skip dessert.


Flight attendants can exercise in their hotel room. Engaging in regular cardiovascular exercise is the best solution to lose weight. The National Academy of Sports Medicine recommends that flight attendants should perform 60 to 90 minutes of exercise, divided between five times in a day.


Just put an aerobics DVD into the DVD player or computer and make your hotel room your stage. Jumping rope is another interesting option.  To prevent the extra flab from getting adding to your body, engage in exercise at least for 60 to 90 minutes daily. Avoid taking lift, climb stairs to stay fit.  While staying at a hotel you can participate in a strength-training program.  The National Academy of Sports Medicine has recommended two to three days of strength training per week. Practice two sets (each of 15) of bicep curls, triceps extensions, shoulder presses and squats while using resistance bands.


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