5 Bloat Banishing Travel Tips
We don’t need to convince you babes that travel can be tough on our bodies…and even tougher on our digestive systems. When we finally get to kick our shoes off and relax, the last thing we want to have to grapple with is taming our tum. This season, we’re all about more bikinis and less bloat, which is why we’ve put together 5 bloat banishing travel tips for you to take with you on your next vacay. You can thank us when you are poolside ;)
#1 Snack Smartly
Raise your hand if you’ve found a single gut-friendly snack at an airport kiosk?…crickets. We thought so. Fill your tum before your flight, with something that will keep you feeling full for as much of your travel day as possible. While in-flight, opt for a warm tea or use the time to catch up on those 8 cups of water. For when those tummy grumbles do eventually pop up, we recommend keeping a few easy-to-digest snacks on hand like a banana and a nut butter pack, a minimal ingredient protein bar, sprouted trail mix, or homemade protein balls.
#2 Prioritize Staying Regular
There is no worse feeling than needing to go when you’re on-the-go…but not being able to! My Girl’s tip: Incorporate magnesium, a natural relaxant, to help control fluid retention and keep things moving no matter what time zone you’re in! Psst…You Go Girl is packed with Magnesium, Fennel Seed, Ginger Root and more.
#3 Add Enzymes
Enjoying our best life on vacay can mean eating a ton of meals out (without full transparency into how they’re prepared), and feeding our bods things we don’t normally consume. Cue digestive enzymes: the heroes that help us break down carbohydrates, fats, fiber and protein, all while helping us absorb the nutrients we consume and convert food into energy. As we get older, the number of enzymes our bodies produce naturally decreases, and by the time we’re 30, we can become quite deficient (sigh). To avoid the bloat and discomfort that comes with this natural process, try incorporating digestive enzymes like Eat Your Heart Out.
#4 BYO-tea bags
Teas such as mint or ginger tea have a soothing effect on the GI tract and can be helpful in managing indigestion and bloat. Travel Tip: Throw a few of your favorite tea bags into your purse or carry on before heading out–all you’ll need is some hot water (accessible on any plane or rest stop!) and you’ll be soothe sailing ;).
#5 Get that gut right, pre-flight
Those that fail to prepare…you know where we’re going with this. We’ve saved our biggest pro tip for last: Probiotics! The key: the longer they’re a part of your routine, the more benefits you give your bod. Prepare for your next adventure by incorporating probiotic-packed foods like yogurt, kefir and kimchi, and giving an all-natural supplement (like Gut Goals) a try! Packing that bod of yours with probiotics will help prevent the overgrowth of bad bacteria you may be exposed to during travel, boost your immune system, and support regularity!
Save these travel hacks for your next beach-bound vacay, babe!
Psst...have you met My Girl Minis? Throw these mini but mighty travel pouches in your purse for when you're out and about, or headed out for a much needed vacay. Either way, these cute companions ensure you never miss a day of gut goodness!