I’m personally not a fan of eating airplane food because a. it’s usually not the healthiest, b. it very rarely tastes good, and c. I don’t ever digest it well. It always ends up sitting really heavy and I end up bloated and feeling uncomfortable. Which is NEVER a good thing, especially if you’re on a super long flight. To combat this, I have a 3 tips and tricks I swear by to make sure my travel day goes as smoothly as possible. Keep scrolling to see how I detox while traveling!
Tip 1- Get to the airport early.
You should always get to the airport early if you can. Try to get there at least an hour, and sometimes more if you’re flying internationally or it’s a holiday. I always find it better to be safe than sorry! Another benefit of getting to the airport early is having the chance to eat a real meal before you jump on your flight. Get some good healthy food in you, pick up some healthy snacks, (almonds anyone?) and a big bottle of water to keep you hydrated.
Pro tip: if you don’t want to buy a bottle of water at the airport- bring an empty reusable bottle like this one in your carry-on, and fill it up at a water fountain! I’ve even noticed some airports have actual water bottle filling stations, how cool is that?
Tip 2- Bring detox tea.
There are so many detox teas on the market but recently but I’ve been a huge fan of these two: The Caudalie tea, which you might remember from my French Pharmacy post and the Pukka detox tea. To put it simply, these detox teas help you go pee! Like… a lot. The tea basically flushes out your system, helping you get rid of any toxins your body might be carrying. And if you’re like me, you tend to retain water when you travel so these teas are a total lifesaver! I also highly suggest requesting an aisle seat for easy bathroom access (although I know most people prefer the window seat).
Tip 3- Protein Powder.
I always bring some protein powder as a meal substitute. Traveling is unpredictable, so if something comes up and it gets too busy to eat, or there’s not enough time to find a healthy place to eat, I always have a back-up! If you don’t have any travel protein powders like this one, a lot of the shops at the airport carry meal replacement bars. Sometimes, even if I have a big meal before flying, I’ll try to sleep through the flight then have a shake as my ‘breakfast’!
I can’t tell you how much these tips have helped me and my team while traveling. Remember, your body and your health should always come first! Another trick I picked up in my travels is to wear compression socks while flying! I’m all for cozy fuzzy socks, but compression socks help blood flow and keep you from swelling. They might not be the cutest socks, but your body will thank you when you land, I promise!
Do you have any flying tips? Please let me know down below! I love hearing all of your suggestions. Happy Thursday, all!