Wellness on the Go: Taking Flight Part 2: Eating Right
Updated: Mar 20, 2020
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
Thanks for taking flight with us. Stay tuned for our next post!
In the meantime, eat well, hydrate and stay active.
Lisa & Bianca
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!