Dec 14, 2018

Here’s me, a happy little traveler who loves exploring, finding the best local c…

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Here’s me, a happy little traveler who loves exploring, finding the best lugar coffee shop and trying new restaurants. Also me, a bloated, gassy traveler heading back to the Airbnb before everyone else because my belly is in so much pain. 😩
I shared a photo of my bloated belly on my IG stories last night and so many of you seem to have similar issues. For me, I think it’s a combo of flying (my belly puffs up like a bag of chips on a plane when I fly for more than 2 hours), the lack of sleep from waking up super early for the flight (my tummy always feels acidic when I wake up really early for a flight) and/or eating a variety of food from restaurants that I don’t normally eat.
I’ve tried a variety of remedies like ginger or mint tea, fasting while flying, making sure to stay hydrated, etc but the one thing that seems to really help is sleep… not sure if it’s the 8-9 hours of digestive rest or the fact that the gas dissipates throughout the night. (sorry @eyesaacbrews!) 💨💨
Luckily I woke up feeling a bit better this morning! All that said, travel bloat and gas is real and it can affect even the healthiest of eaters. It’s painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing. 😔 I’m going to put together a blog post with all my best tips for combating and dealing with it soon! If you have any tips, please share them below! 💗

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Comments to Here’s me, a happy little traveler who loves exploring, finding the best local c…

  • This is such a struggle for me and SUCH a downer when I’m trying to have fun!

    anna__coon December 14, 2018 10:50 pm Reply
  • so happy youre feeling better ❤️ you are definitely not alone in thisn

    fitstrongshann December 14, 2018 11:08 pm Reply
  • I noticed this on my last trip too! I expected a few relaxing days with my hubs, and instead we both felt sluggish and bloated. I found that we are too much at breakfast it threw off our whole day! And more booze than normal was also a culprit for us! 🤔

    ebgoodwade December 14, 2018 11:50 pm Reply
  • I totally feel you! I have been having a lot of this myself. Can’t wait to read your tips — the bloating has especially amped up since I became pregnant!

    ellesonya December 15, 2018 12:52 am Reply
  • Digestive enzymes, probiotic and magnesium keep my tummy healthy on the road or on the fly😉

    kellyclark_enkourage December 15, 2018 3:21 am Reply
  • Digestive enzymes, probiotic and magnesium keep my tummy healthy on the road or on the fly😉

    kellyclark_enkourage December 15, 2018 3:21 am Reply
  • I’m with u 😍

    _saltandspoon December 15, 2018 3:46 am Reply
  • This always happens to me even sans flying!!

    bulljugandbaldy December 15, 2018 4:55 am Reply
  • doTerra DigestZen helps a lot, and they have a travel-friendly roll on

    steen.louise December 15, 2018 5:59 am Reply
  • UGH YES. I’ve had this issue for as long as I remember. Anytime I go anywhere too far I get so anxious because I know I’ll feel so bad. Staying hydrated, lots of stretching and having some relax time scheduled once I reach my destination has really helped. Especially for planes, I’ve found that having a green smoothie and huge bottle of water pre-flight and then ginger ale during keep me from feeling the least bad.

    carly.cumpton December 15, 2018 7:10 am Reply
  • I’m going to try an elimination diet (in January 😬) for something similar!!

    aimeemarsliving December 15, 2018 11:51 am Reply
  • Ugh! I’m traveling now too. (At least back to Houston ❤️) I drink lots of water and freeze a few portions of my normal food to take when I fly, in a separate bag since it’ll be searched by hand. And of course, I scope out local places like @snapkitchen that I know & love. Pain in the butt to travel with.. this girl! 🙋‍♀️

    nattyfreed December 15, 2018 12:42 pm Reply
  • Have you tried ginger gum? I use it when I travel.

    hayleecbrown December 15, 2018 2:18 pm Reply
  • Honestly it’s why I don’t travel enough 🙈

    realfoodwithgratitude December 15, 2018 2:36 pm Reply
  • We call it “travel tummy” and it’s for real. Travel can be so hard on the system. Take good care of yourself!

    glutenfreegallivanter December 15, 2018 2:41 pm Reply
  • Wow, I have never seen a post about IBS and the like I relate to more! My tummy is really linked to my sleep (or luck of it thereof)

    magagdiaz December 15, 2018 2:54 pm Reply
  • A functional medicine doctor, Dr Peter Osborne wrote an interesting & knowledgeable book called No Grain, No Pain. I highly suggest reading it.

    noconaanne December 15, 2018 3:13 pm Reply
  • I struggle with this as well. Sleep and movement is a huge factor for me. Looking forward to your blog post.

    livingwellwithallison December 15, 2018 3:20 pm Reply
  • 100% me!

    kase172 December 15, 2018 4:32 pm Reply
  • If you do a write up on traveler’s stomach issues, could you include recommendations for constipation too? I’ve found a few things that help, but nothing that’s helps consistently.

    brooke_is_through_being_cool December 15, 2018 7:53 pm Reply
  • I have the same problem but not just when I travel! I feel like stress brings it on too. It’s so uncomfortable 😣 Lookih forward to your post!

    makingthymeforhealth December 15, 2018 10:22 pm Reply
  • I feel you girl, always get sick when I travel 😭😭😭 mostly from not cooking my own food

    betsycrawford December 16, 2018 3:01 am Reply
  • Hübsche 🌹🎈

    differentinlife January 26, 2019 1:48 pm Reply
  • I came to find this post because of my late night “bloated days after flight” google search that led me to your blog post. I worked myself up to a frenzy after realizing everything I’ve packed for a graduation tomorrow does. not. for. 😢 I thought I was the only person who experiences this when I travel. 😫 but now that I’ve chugged water, taken my @seed probiotic, and made my shopping list, I am WILLING myself to sleep in hopes that this bloating decreases overnight. 🤞🏽

    mare_in_sf August 31, 2019 6:05 am Reply

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