Travelling the healthy way

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I LOVE holidays and traveling. There’s nothing I find better than exploring somewhere new, relaxing and switching off from the rest of the world. However, I’ve always found during and after flying I often get so bloated and feel quite unwell. Over the years, the only method I’ve found to reduce this problem is to prepare in advance of traveling so that I am well prepared during my flight and I have lots of healthy goodies at the other end of my flight. I know it’s not the most exciting option but I like to ensure I feel good during my travels and I don’t have the worry of having to eat foods that don’t agree with me.

The first thing I pack is some healthy gluten free bread,  I usually make up a sandwich for the flight and ensure I have bread packed then I can make whatever I like at my destination if I am struggling to find something to eat.

I like to stay hydrated during my flight so I ensure I buy plenty of water for the flight. I like to keep my skin hydrated too as  I find it dries out with the air conditioning on board, so I pack some coconut oil with me to put on (it smells so yummy!). It’s also an awesome lip balm too!

So that I don’t go hungry and end up eating rubbish food, I pack lots of snacks with me. These usually consist of lots and nuts and seeds, some chocolate orange bliss balls (recipe in link). I tend to make lots of these so I can take them and snack on them throughout the holiday.

Lastly,  I think it is important to remain calm and relaxed throughout my flight (anxiety only escalates my health issues!) therefore, I usually have my headspace app nearby for when I need to use it, read a good book or take a mindfulness colouring book with me.

ST x

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9 Comments

  1. Stressed Baker

    December 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Loved this post .. as I’m getting ready to travel soon and need to prepare food wise so I don’t get ill on my multiple leg journey … oh boy.
    Hopefully, I don’t get too stressed and I hope I eat well along the way.

    Mariann.

    1. Sarah

      December 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      If you’re on any long haul flights put in a request for gluten free beforehand. When I’ve done this in the past I’ve found the food is much fresher/better than the usual plane food.xx

      1. Stressed Baker

        December 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

        I should .. thanks for the advice. I didn’t think airlines took GF into consideration.

        1. Sarah

          December 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm

          I think it’s only on flights where a meal is provided but there are different meal requirement options. Good luck!x

          1. Stressed Baker

            December 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

            I just requested a Gluten free meal option for the whole journey and I didn’t have to pay extra .. woohoo 🙂

          2. Sarah

            December 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

            That’s great! I hope it tastes good!

          3. Stressed Baker

            December 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            hope so 🙂 … I’ll probably blog about it.

          4. Sarah

            December 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

            I’ll look out for it p!

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