4 Ways Wellness Pros Manage Travel Stomach Troubles

Traveling with a cold or upset stomach might ruin your trip. You had a delicious lunch, a hectic tour schedule. 

Maybe not enough sleep, or a hotel room bathroom shared with a stranger. 

Megan Barnett, MS, a nutritionist & functional medicine practitioner, believes travelling changes our patterns. 

All of these changes can be stressful on body systems, especially digestion." 

As digestion & excretion are part of our circadian rhythm, shifting time zones might affect how we feel." 

Fast food, gas stations, airline cuisine, & vending machines are convenient while travelling. 

These foods are "usually full of empty calories, sugar, & processed components," says sports & performance psychologist Haley Perlus, PhD. 

That can make you bloated, sluggish, & grumpy. Perlus suggests stocking travel-friendly foods: Choose nutrient-dense, portable foods. 

She recommends string cheese, nuts, raisins, hard-boiled eggs, peanut butter on whole-grain toast, fruit, kale chips, & air-popped popcorn. 

Adds Cassie Madsen, MS, RD: Single-serve tuna packages are an easy-to-travel protein source. 

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