It’s peak vacation season and we’ve been getting a lot of questions from patients wondering how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle while on vacation. No matter where you’re heading, here are some simple ideas you can implement while you’re away from your routine, kitchen and food.
Bring your own food.
One of the best ways to set yourself up for success while on vacation is by bringing some “safe” food options with you – that way, if you run into a situation when you don’t have access to clean(er) food options, you have something on hand. Some of our favorites include The New Primal turkey jerky, Bulletproof bars, Primal Kitchen bars, Artisana nut butter travel packets, Vital Proteins collagen travel packets, raw nuts and seeds…the list goes on!
Stick to plant-based alcohol. Stay away from sugary drinks.
Try 100% agave tequila, Tito’s vodka or gin with soda water or on the rocks with a twist. These are all plant-based liquors – they’re clean, refreshing and your body will thank you the next morning!
Before you take off, take on the role of a personal travel agent and plan a few meals at restaurants you know will have options you can enjoy.
There are several supportive supplements to bring with you and take on the plane. Prevention is key, especially on the front and/or back end of your trip! A few of our favorites include colloidal silver, essential oils, vitamin D/K2, probiotics and elderberry.
Bring activated charcoal.
Charcoal is a binding agent meaning anything that enters the body (food, supplements, alcohol!) binds to the charcoal and is eliminated through your bowel movements. After a night of fun, take a couple of capsules of activated charcoal…you’ll thank us the next morning. Note: take charcoal at least 2 hours away from your other supplement – like we said, charcoal binds to any and all things, including the good stuff!
Bring your walking shoes.
One of the best ways to explore a new destination is by walking. Not only do you have the opportunity to sightsee but you also get some exercise in – a win, win!
There are lots of ways you can set yourself up for success but at the end of the day, when you’re away from your kitchen and home, sticking to you a healthy lifestyle is more difficult. That said, do the best you can. If you have a “slip”, quickly forgive yourself and move on!