It’s time for your vacation. You have probably been planning this vacation for months or maybe even longer. You have dieted and done all the right things for eating to get into your new swimwear. It’s going to be a blast. You are going to have so much fun!
There is just one problem….
You might be sidelined for a good portion of your vacation with a queasy stomach.Yep, it happens to many that go on vacation. They go out of town on vacation and BOOM! Upset Stomach City! Yes it can ruin a good vacation. But you shouldn’t stress about it. Hopefully we can give you a few tips to help you recover quickly from any stomach problems you encounter on your vacation.
Take Your Normal Foods With You
If you are like me and are on a pretty strict diet, you may want to take a few of your foods with you to avoid any stomach upset. This of course includes mainly dry foods but it can also include things that you drink. For instance, if you are going somewhere and you can take a cooler with you, you may want to carry your own orange juice. Many places (hotels, restaurants, etc.) serve orange juice FROM CONCENTRATE. This can be extremely irritating to the stomach and should be avoided.
Especially if you have kids. You really should not give your child anything that is concentrated when it comes to OJ.
You should look for orange juice that states on the label that it is NOT FROM CONCENTRATE or NEVER FROM CONCENTRATE. It’s right there on the front label. You just have to look for it.
As for the foods you should be taking with you, most likely this will be limited to breakfast foods and snacks. It may be good for you to take the cereal that you prefer and even some fresh fruit if you have a way to keep it fresh and cool.
You here a lot of people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For many, it sets the tone for the whole day. Eat crappy early and feel crappy all day. Eat healthy early and reap the benefits of feeling great and energetic. This way you can get more out of your vacation.
Easy things to include may be something like Quaker Instant Oatmeal that you can heat in a microwave or with some really hot water.
You might want to include cereal bars or dried fruit or some other type of healthy snacks that your stomach can endure.
You will be out of your element on vacation and at the mercy of whatever place you are staying at has to offer or whatever local foods or restaurants are serving. So it’s best to be prepared.
Plus you will probably save a lot of money because of the higher prices you may have to pay for the convenience of it all.
If you are flying to your destination, this option is probably out for you as there are strict flight laws in place.
Do Not Eat Too Much
You may have dieted for a good while leading up to your vacation but chances are that you are going to eat lots of food while you are on holiday. Not only will you be eating more food but you will probably be more inclined to indulge yourself to eat almost anything that is put in front of you because let’s face it, you are on vacation. This is the time to let loose, relax and eat anything you want. Not only anything you want but as much of it as you want.
The foods you will be eating on vacation are likely to be more fatty and can include fried foods. You may be eating healthy at dinner but there is also a good chance that the hollandaise sauce you have on your seafood is loaded with lots of extra calories and fat. And if you are going all out, that probably means dessert too. That means more sugar and fat.
Hey, we have all been there. But there can be repercussions. You could end up with an upset stomach from all of this gorging.
Try and limit your all out eating habits to just a few days on your vacation. Or you could pick one meal of the day to really pig out on. This way, your stomach (and the rest of your body) has time to recover.
Remember, when you eat all of these calorie laden foods, you are not just taking in calories and fat. You are also making changes to your blood pressure and cholesterol. Your whole body is having to work harder because of the amount and types of foods that you may be eating.
Use a little self discipline and your stomach will thank you for it.
Avoid Foods You Have Never Tried
Almost everyone likes to try new things as long as they are within reason. Especially when they are on vacation. They do not want to be stuffy. They want to be adventurous.
That can also go for food. There some really exotic foods in the world and some of them can tear up a stomach in a hurry. Especially if you are eating abroad. You may want to avoid foods that you have never tried before.
You have no idea what this new and exciting food can do to your digestive system. Is a chance it could completely ruin the rest of your vacation?
Is it really worth it?
Who really knows for sure. You may be able to eat almost any type of foods without any problems at all. If that’s the case, then go for it. If you have a stomach that is apt to going haywire with anything that is out of the norm, well then, at all cost, avoid foods you are unsure about.
Remember, you are on vacation and chances are you spent a lot of money to relax and have a good time. It would be a pity to feel sick why you are supposed to be having a good time.
Limit Your Alcohol Intake
Alcohol is a part of lots of people’s vacations. People are just looking to get away and unwind and that often includes a couple of drinks. The problem is a couple of drinks turns into too many drinks. It’s very easy to get too relaxed and all of a sudden a plethora of drinks have entered your system.
When you have a lot to drink, it usually means you will pay the price. Most of the time, that happens the next day in the form of a hangover and a queasy stomach.
It often takes hours before you start feeling better. Plus too many times people feel the urge to eat something nasty to counteract the alcohol and that can just make things worse.
If you consume alcohol on your vacation, drink it in moderation. Not only will it be better for your stomach but it will probably keep you out of trouble.
Carry With You Quick Relief Products
This is your vacation. You don’t have time to play around here. You have worked hard all year and you do not want to miss out on a lot of fun being confined to the bathroom or the bed because of a queasy stomach. So make sure that you have some quick stomach relief products with you just in case the ole’ upset stomach rears it’s ugly head.
A quick fix hopefully will get you back in action and enjoying your vacation again.
I hope that everyone that goes on vacation gets to enjoy it. There is nothing worse than feeling stomach queasiness or feeling downright ill from something you ate or drank. Hopefully some of these tips will help you get the most out of your vacation and avoid a queasy stomach.