When in flight

It can tough on your system when flying to a different city every other day. International flights are even worse, no need to mention.  A few tips that I use and hopefully will help you on your next traveling expedition….Bon Voyage!

*Eats:

Grab something to eat and bring with you on the flight if possible. You never know what they are going to be serving you, let along what you feel like eating if you’re a pesky little eater like myself. I try to bring neutral and light meals on board. Take it from me…all it took was one lesson of eating Indian food on a flight to London. Enough said. Good suggestions are parfaits, fruit, mozzarella/tomato sandwiches and salads are great. If the provided meals offer fruit, veggies or cheese, I will eat that portion of the meal.

*Snacks:

If you’re like me, having a meal is fine and dandy but I’m ready for my snack in a couple of hours. I always carry snacks with me throughout my day, around town or flying. For longer trips, I pack several snacks ready for each day. It’s prep work, but worth it in the end when your running around and have no time to look for a snack. Crackers, trail mix and nuts are always good to have. When you get to your destination, if you are able to get some cheese you can add it with your crackers and nuts. I usually by a big bin of trail mix at Target and portion out the snacks for each day. It makes it easy to grab when you’re in a hurry.

*Drinks:

 On the plane, I may have a ginger ale to calm my stomach and stick to water after that.  Alcohol can dehydrate you, so try to skip that until you’ve reached your destination. Fruit drinks are good to drink, having high levels of polyphenols (compounds with antioxidants). These can be found  in cranberry, pomegranate and cloudy apples juice. I ALWAYS have a water bottle on me when I travel. The last thing you want is to be dehydrated. Take a small reusable water bottle (I prefer an aluminum or stainless steel bottle) and bring it to the airport empty. Once you have passed through security, load up on your water! When you reach your destination, fill your bottle wherever the water is safe and you have not spent a fortune on free Water!

*Suck Away

*While on the runway, I usually pop a cough drop in my mouth or gum before take-off to avoid that terrible pop in the ear. Ginger chews are also good to eat  to ease nausea (and they are yummy).

 

 

 

*Sanitize!

I just love these .33 ounce organic sanitizing sprays by EO. They are so slim and the scents are awesome! They come in Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. They last up to 100 sprays and are inexpensive, costing around $2.99. Fits in your purse without the bulk. I usually grab mine at the checkout counter at Whole Foods (www.eoproducts.com)

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