Leave the upset stomach behind when you hit the road. Even though half the fun of traveling is visiting some Mom-and-Pop diners along the way, you don’t have to pay for it with a queasy stomach and indigestion. Keep yourself healthy on the road with these tips.
Sodas in Moderation
Carbonated beverages are refreshing and enjoyable, but consuming nothing else on the road can quickly leave you with a churning stomach. Enjoy a variety of drinks when you’re traveling in your RV. Mix up the selection with water, juice, tea and lemonade.
Limiting the amount of carbonation hitting your stomach will help limit the indigestion later.
Bags of chips are easy to consume on the road, but they can leave you feeling bloated and miserable. While the chips, popcorn and greasy snacks are fine in moderation, they should not be the only choices on your adventure. Take advantage of the fully stocked kitchen and storage space to include fruit salad, raw vegetables, healthy yogurt, blocks of cheese and other snacks in your travel inventory.
Sit Down and Relax
Eating on the go is easy when you’re traveling. Dining on the run is made even easier when you’re in an RV with a fully stocked kitchen. Avoid the temptation to eat every meal while rolling down the road at seventy miles an hour. Make time to stop and sit down for a meal. Your back will appreciate the rest. Your legs will enjoy the stretch. Most importantly, your stomach will thank you.
Fast food is easy and convenient. Unfortunately, it’s also full or grease and preservatives. You don’t have to spend a fortune eating in fancy restaurants to enjoy fine dining. Available in your own dining room, it can be as simple as sitting down to eat a healthy sandwich and enjoy some fruit salad. The fast food stops are fine once in a while, but they shouldn’t be the focus of every meal.
Snacking while driving may be fueled by boredom rather than hunger. The upset stomach you experience on long trips may be the result of nothing more than simply eating too much. Satisfy the urge to snack by chewing on crushed ice. Pop a bag of it in the freezer before you head out and fill a cup when you sit down to take a turn driving.
Avoiding upset stomachs when traveling in your RV will require some advance planning on your part. Stock the kitchen with healthy foods and wholesome snacks. You should plan on stopping for healthy meals and sitting down to enjoy them. The pace will be a little slower, but you will feel better when you arrive.