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Wellness on the Go: Taking Flight Part 2: Eating Right

Updated: Mar 20

It’s easy to look at travel days as “cheat days” and a chance to overindulge (we’re guilty of this too). We all know how hard it can be to get back on the wagon after falling off, so to prevent this from happening, we want to make sure you’re equipped with tips on how to stay on track. Flying can leave you feeling bloated and dehydrated so we believe it's especially important to not stray right from the start of your trip… your flight.


Let's talk eating right for flight!


In general, we would suggest:

Low sodium, small meals without overdoing it

Eating about 45-60 minutes before your flight

Foods to Eat Day of Flying

Oranges: vitamin C boost, easy to carry on and extra hydration

Herbal teas (but don’t use airplane hot water read our previous blog to find out why): extra vitamins, minerals and hydration

Greek yogurt (sugar free): probiotics to aid in any digestive issues and protein to keep you remaining full

Lean protein in general (chicken, turkey, fish): to keep you satisfied unit landing

Smoothies (with fruits and plain Greek yogurt): protein and hydrating

Bananas, Raisins or Sunflower Seeds: easy to travel with, high in potassium to reduce leg cramping in a tight space

Cherries: can help you adjust to a new time zone according to The New York Times (Super interesting!)


Oats: keep you full from the fiber and carbs and aid in sleep due to the aforementioned melatonin and tryptophan


Foods to Avoid While Flying

Sulfur rich foods like eggs, protein powders and meats

Nuts, including most granola bars


Dried fruits, including some granola bars


Sugar free gums and mints

Hummus and beans in general


Chips and anything with high sodium


Anything fried!


Thanks for taking flight with us. Stay tuned for our next post!


In the meantime, eat well, hydrate and stay active.


Lisa & Bianca

About Us: Hi! We're Lisa from Blue Light Events and Bianca from thriveWLB bringing you some work travel, healthy tips!


Lisa has been in the event space and onsite for 14+ years while Bianca had 5 years in the same space but is now focused on wellness in corporate environments.


If you’re an event professional you most likely know what it means to live life on the go. We personally know the challenges of trying to keep a routine and live a healthy lifestyle while not being home for a long period of time.  This is what has motivated us to collaborate and put together some things we’ve learned throughout our careers to share with you.


We appreciate you taking the time to read this and we hope you enjoyed!

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