Tips to Stay Healthy While You Travel
May 2, 2018 | Published by Ericka Eller
I’m Ericka Eller with Doctor Wilson’s Original Formulations, and today I am sharing my top tips for staying healthy while traveling. I happen to be getting ready for a trip right now, so I thought I would share some of the ways that I pack to avoid the unhealthy foods you find at the airport. There’s so much food that’s sugary and fattening, and if you’re suffering from adrenal fatigue, that’s the last thing you need.
Tip 1 – Pack Veggies and Dip
I precut vegetables like cucumber, celery, carrots, and bell peppers and take them along. I also love pre-packaged, snack-sized dip containers you find in the store, like guacamole and hummus. This way you’re getting the nutrients from whole raw vegetables plus the healthy fats from the dip.
Tip 2 – Pack Nuts
Another thing I like to do is make up pre-portioned bags of almonds, about a handful per plastic baggie. You can find these pre-packaged as well and often in bulk, if that makes it easier. These are a healthier alternative to the nut and trail mixes you find at the airport with additional sugars and filler ingredients.
Tip 3- DIY Energy Bites
The recipe to make these delicious and nutrient-packed bites is super easy – only 7 ingredients (recipe here). With these bites you get healthy fats, good carbs, and protein as well. You can also add protein powder to this recipe for extra content. I make them, freeze them, and pack them right before I leave. You can pre-portion these out into baggies of 2 to 3 as well.
You can pack small ice packs as well, to keep the energy bites and other snacks cool while traveling. Note: make sure your ice packs are solid and not liquid-filled to comply with TSA regulations. My tip is to pack ice packs right before you leave to ensure they stay solid and keep foods cool for as long as possible.
Tip 4 – Pack Fruit
Pre-packaged fresh fruit is another great snack that is easy to bring along. Grapes, any kind of berry, and cherries are all great options. I like to freeze these as well, and pack them right before I leave. If you have adrenal fatigue you may want to limit your fruit intake and avoid it in the morning. However, some fruits, like the examples above, are good in moderation.
Tip 5 – Pack a Protein Shake
Protein shakes can make for an easy in-between meal while you’re on the go. I pre-portion protein powder in a baggie for easy mixing. I also add a scoop of Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Power Powder because it helps me maintain energy levels, so I don’t feel tired or drained when I arrive. To use, I’ll pick up a bottle of almond milk or another nut milk along the way for mixing and drinking.
Tip 6 – Pack Your Supplements
Some supplements that I never travel without are Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal C Formula (antioxidant support), Body-Guard (immune and digestive support), Land, Sea & Air (motion comfort), and Squeaky Clean (digestive support). Travel wears you down, which can make you more immune to the myriad of germs you’re exposed to while traveling. These supplements keep my immune system strong wherever I go. I start taking them a few days before I depart, if I haven’t already, to build up the support before I leave. I use a daily pill box to keep them organized and easy to use.
Tip 7 – Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is key to overall health, especially while traveling. Plus, staying hydrated prevents you from becoming peckish and craving unhealthy foods.
I hope this guide has been helpful. Let us know if you have any suggestions as well. We’d love to hear your own personal tips!
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