I’m leaving for Ireland today to get MARRIED! I’m super excited and a teeny bit nervous if all the overseas planning will pan out…actually it will…maybe I’m more excited. Traveling has always been a bit anxiety provoking because I always have digestive issues as soon as I sit down on an airplane. It’s like I arrive and all of a sudden I look 4 months pregnant. This is obviously the LAST thing I want to happen when trying to put on my wedding dress. So I have some tips I want to throw your way so you don’t land at your vacation destination feeling that way. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to squeeze into your bathing suit, jeans, or whatever you’re trying to put on, when your belly is distended. Seriously that ALWAYS used to happen to me. Not anymore though because I follow this little system before and while traveling.
- Hydration: Make sure you’re hydrating and drinking lots of water. When you travel (especially on planes) you can become extremely dehydrated. Make sure you drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water BEFORE you board and during your trip. You can take this to the next level and throw some Chlorophyll in your water to help keep your body alkaline and the good bacteria in your gut happy.
- Move: I like to move a bit on the plane. Probably because I can’t sit still for too long, but for good reason. We’re not meant to sit for 8 hours in a row and our digestion will slow down and blood flow is pulled away from this area. So get up a move around a bit. Do some stretches or laps in the isle.
- Digestive Enzymes: these are my best friend when I travel. I don’t always have control over all the ingredients in the food when travelling so this aids my body in breaking food down without getting backlogged (if you know what I mean). Trophic makes a great brand and they are relatively inexpensive
- Travel probiotics: These ensure that you are adding good gut bacteria (key for great digestion) while away from home. I love Renew Life while on the road because they don’t have to be refrigerated.
- Cold Pressed Green Juice: Wherever I land I usually try to find a juice bar. First thing I do is down a green juice as it gives our digestion a mild break and feeds the good bacteria in our gut (which helps eliminate the bad bloat causing bad bacteria)
- No Rushing: I know this is a hard one if you’re pressed for time and running to catch your flight, but stress hormones will only increase the activity of the bad bacteria in your gut and invite them to a raging party in your intestines. So try to remain calm as possible when away.
I learned a while back that the majority of my digestive issues were actually hormonally related and when I started looking at ways to support my liver and lymphatic system (2 other key players in our body’s natural detoxification system), my digestion changed and I was less bloated and felt so much better.
If you are struggling with digestive issues and can’t quite put your finger on what the issue is then set up Free Strategy Session with me, so we can hammer out the issue.