Skip to main content

How to Get Rid of Stomach Troubles When Traveling is Also How You Stay Healthy During Travels

Kpopselca
I travel around locally for time to time and I know how bowel movement can be a problem. Especially if you have to leave so early in the morning, like 4 am. This means you have to get up earlier to prepare, like 2 or 3 am?

Early in the morning is when your body works to eliminate food you had the previous days. Natural body detox and waste elimination are often at their peaks at 5 am. So, if you wake up earlier---say at 2 am---and try to relieve yourself in the comfort room, waste elimination may not be that productive. Why? Because most bodies are programmed to eliminate waste at 5, 6 or 7 in the morning. At 2 am, the digestive system is still "asleep," as it were, although the systems of our body never sleep.

So you go out at 3 am because you have to be at the meeting place before departure, which is 4 am. At this time, your digestive system is just "waking up."

Or, if you have a car, you start hitting the road at 4 am. So, one or two hours after, you may start feeling like going to the restroom. If you're like me, stopping over a gas station with clean restrooms (there are plenty along SLEX or NLEX where gas stations exist with fast food chains and grocery stores) and using the toilet is not a problem. I have used a  lot of them with excitement. But most people are not comfy with that. They'd rather suffer the discomfort of restraining their bowel movement, which takes away all the joy of traveling.

To avoid this, here are my tips:

1. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables and fibrous fruits the day (better if 2 days) before traveling, particularly during lunch and supper. And remember to eat fruits first before meals. It's very important.

Don't eat any meat or fish. About an hour after meals, drink lots of water (but NOT cold water). You'd find that the following day, at 5 am, you'd have a smooth bowel movement. That would happen about two times that morning. So you can be free of bowel-movement worries during travels.

2. Better if you always drink warm water the day before, or something a little bit hotter. But not too hot.

See how tips 1 and 2 will keep you healthy if you make them a lifestyle?

3.  Arrange for a 5 am departure instead of an earlier time if you are traveling with others. The most comfy travel is 7 or 8 am. You can wake up at 4.30 am and have plenty of time to allow for bowel movement.

4. Avoid eating lakatan banana. Over ripe latundan banana is good the day before.

5. Develop the habit of doing water therapy first thing each time you wake up in the morning. This helps loosen stool and ease up bowel movement---if you had a good green leafy diet the day before. If you have this habit, then you have less worries during travels. It'll also keep you healthy.

6. During travel, refrain from eating  or drinking too much. Chewing gums will cause air to be trapped in your tummy and bloat it. That gives you a feeling of more urgency to run to the CR pronto.

7. Don't indulge in eating during travels. Eat just enough. Drink just enough. Sprite or 7-Up helps stop bowel movement a bit.

8. Be careful what you eat during travels. It's not the time to try strange food dishes or drinks. Make sure to eat in a clean place serving clean food.

9. Make sure the water you drink is purified.

10. Avoid eating fibrous food during travel.

If the above tips aren't possible and you really have to break some of them, then I strongly advice you to always be equipped with at least 2 rolls of tissue paper and a small bottle of alcohol. And keep them handy (don't place them in your luggage placed in the back trunk of the car).

The first place I look for when traveling is a nice and clean restroom with abundant water. If worse comes to worse, then you have to make do with what's available, no matter how messy. I have trained myself to be ready for this. So I always take 2 rolls of tissue paper with me and a small bottle of alcohol. I keep them in my belt bag.

With hotels (or any accommodation), I always look for four things:
  1. Air-conditioned room
  2. Clean bathroom and toilet
  3. Plenty of water
  4. Fire escape
If these are not available, I have plans B and C ready. Just devise any contingency plans. It's all up to you. Definitely, never stay in a hotel with no fire escape. As for the toilet, look for a fastfood store nearby with nice CR.

To enjoy more of Choy's Cut articles and make sure you get them regularly, just LIKE US on Facebook by clicking this link.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Harvard Study Says Chicken Skin is Healthy!

You used to take off chicken skin because doctors and nutritionists said it's bad for your heart. So, with broken hearts we did so, stripping the golden brown and juicy skin from our roasted or grilled chicken and couldn't believe we were actually throwing away all that goodness into the trash.

And we wondered why God made chicken skin so delicious just so we could throw it all away.

But a new Harvard study says chicken skin is actually good for your health---to be specific, your heart health. It says most of the fatty part of chicken skin (the most mouthwatering one) is unsaturated and healthy for the heart. And that's according to studies done by the Harvard School of Public Health, no less.

Unsaturated fat can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, the Harvard school said, according to an article on The Daily Meal site titled "Doctor's Got It All Wrong!" So, if the study is correct (I'm waiting for another "study" to contradict this---al…

Do You Know the Right Way of Eating Fruits 2

Previously on Right Way of Eating Fruits

Another mistake people do when eating fruits is eating them long after peeling their skin. Not many people know this, but all fresh fruits are alkaline, even soir ones. I met one "nutritionist" who thought sour fruits were all purely acidic---just because they were sour.

Take kalamansi for instance. Fresh kalamansi is alkaline. Those who know herbal medicine know this. But make sure you consume it right after slicing it open. If you let it lie open like that for a long time it becomes acidic. Moreover, the Vitamin C in it quickly evaporates. You get nothing but sourness.

So those fruit juices sold in bottles in grocries and malls? You get nothing from them except water, flavor, sugar and synthetic Vitamin C perhaps, which is acidic. If you want to keep fit, an acidic tummy is the last thing you'd want.

Here are my secrets on how I get physically fit. Click here.

If you peel off a banana, make sure you eat the whole thing now. Don&#…

How Posture Affects Your Confidence Level

Try it. Make it a habit to stand erect---chest out, stomach in---and make sure you look relaxed and natural doing it. No hint of struggling. How? Well, keep practicing this posture.

And then always lift your chin and look straight ahead with relaxed, rested eyes. Even if you don't feel confident inside, that look will make people think you have it. That look and posture often earn you respect.

Now, when you see people awed at you because they think you have powerful self confidence---when in fact you don't---you begin to feel confident. It builds up like a miracle.

I tried it once. I used to stand up with stooping shoulders and often looking down at the floor. Then one time I saw how it looked in a mirror. Such a look of defeat and weakness. Then I wondered---does good posture really make a difference?

So I started practicing good posture. I studied how to stand, sit and walk erect, like a real model. I watched how models moved and imitated them. Together with my regular work…