If you’re going on a big jet plane soon and want to be well-prepared, you’ve got to be willing to put in the tough work to go the extra-mile.
Boarding a long flight requires preparation. This doesn’t need to be a stressful thing; it can be as simple as getting together your favourite snacks and mini-meals the day before your flight. While this may seem like a hassle, in the long-run, this will help you save money on food at the airport and lessen your chance of tummy troubles from plane food.
Some of my favourite snacks to bring on the plane include:
- Turmeric fudge
- Cut up vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers or capsicum with hummus
- Bliss balls
- Golden Gut Granola Clusters
- Activated nuts and seeds
- Fruit – to be eaten near the beginning of the flight
- Cherry Ripe Easter Eggs
- Apple Cider Gummy Bears
- A mini Bohemian Baked Vegetable Bowl
- Golden Gut Oatmeal Cookies
If you're prone to a funny tummy while flying, it's a good idea to bring some Love Your Gut Powder and Golden Gut Blend with you in a resealable bag. Then, all you need to do is pop some in a glass of water to keep the gut loving going all plane-ride long. You may want to also put either of these mixes into your pre-made plane food to help boost that gut-healing goodness.
While it’s best to bring your own food from home, if you’re on a long-haul flight and want to eat plane food, avoid options with creams and sauces as these are typically filled with ingredients that can irritate the gut. Nobody wants to be seated next to the token plane farter – we don’t need more gross air wafting through the aisles.
If you’ve got an afternoon or night-flight, it’s a good idea to get in some movement the morning of your flight. Or, if you’ve got a morning flight, be sure to spend some time at the gym, go for a walk, yoga class or stretch the day before to prepare for sitting down for a long period of time. When you’re on board, it’s important to keep moving. I suggest walking up and down the aisles every few hours to keep your blood moving and to help you avoid developing lazy-itis.
The morning of a flight, gulp down a large glass of warm filtered water with the juice of half a lemon or apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of Love Your Gut Powder to kick-start that digestive system and liver into full gear to help you take on whatever the plane may give you.
Another handy tip for flying is bringing a bottle of water with you or buying one after checking through security. While you can’t bring a filled bottle with you through security, you can bring an empty water bottle which you can fill up after you’ve checked through security. You can also buy a water bottle in the airport after you’ve checked in.
To help with keeping up fluid levels while flying, and if we’re going to be real, I just couldn’t go a few hours without it, I always BYO tea bags on the plane. All you need to do is ask the flight attendants for hot water when they come around and you can have your very own tea party!
One drink I do recommend avoiding on flights is alcohol. As tempting as it may be to keep the drinks coming, alcohol can make you dehydrate faster, which you’re already at risk of while flying. It can also tie our tummy’s in knots so it's best to stick to herbal tea and water.
If you’re on a long flight, try to sleep as much as you can. Not only does it make the hours go by, it also helps you fight that post-plane lethargy. You may wish to bring some chamomile tea with you on board to help you sleep or even bring a pillow – anything helps!