The stress of traveling and being away from home can really mess with your bathroom schedule. Changing times zones, eating foods you're not used to, and skipping out on exercise doesn't help either. To prevent tummy issues, here are some tips on how to stay regular when traveling.
- Drink water whenever you can as your choice of beverage. Not only will it keep you hydrated, but it'll also keep things moving.
- When traveling, bring your own snacks that are high in fiber. Nibble on carrot sticks, apples (with the peel), trail mix with dried fruit and nuts, granola bars, and high fiber cereal. Having healthy snacks on hand will prevent you from eating processed foods that can tie the digestive system in knots.
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- Include high fiber foods in all your meals. Dishes like: fresh salads and fruits, cooked veggie dishes, beans, and whole grains.
- Try to stick to your regular exercise routine. Skipping out on moving around slows your digestive system, and if you feel your lower GI tract slowing down, go for a run to get things moving.
- Pack some methylcellulose pills, such as Citrucel, in case you're really having problems. They're made of 100 percent soluble fiber so they'll help you go, and for most people, they don't cause gas, bloating, or diarrhea.
- Give yourself ample time when in the loo. The digestive track tends to slow down under pressure.