My thoughts today were reminiscing about traveling to France a few years back and feeling powerful as I stood in front of the La Tour Eiffel.

My mental escape took me on a journey walking down the Champs Elysee, getting lost in the Sacre Coeur and enjoying the delicious buttered croissants, baguettes that only France can make, and of course the delights of full-bodied wines.

Eating this way all the while trying not to get fat from my enlightened taste buds.

The saddest part of it all was that I didn’t return home feeling the same good feeling that I left with.

Even though I had my memories, My body wasn’t strong enough to withstand getting sick after my trip.

So, returning home, I knew I would have a problem as I sat next to a man on the return flight from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Monsieur apparently had some infectious condition.

Unfortunately, there were no more open seats so I couldn’t move even if I wanted to. This was a full flight.

I remember breathing in his every hack of a cough that came flying from his mouth. I was soaked by every particle of mucus from his sneeze.

In this moment I vowed this would never happen to me again even if I’m flying first class or economy flight.

Taking care of myself before traveling would top of my “to-do” list.

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Has this ever happened to you?

Traveling far away from home has its advantages and perks. Just taking a break from the clutter of your mind and relaxing, letting go

However, when you change climates it is extremely easy for your immune system to suffer. Which can lead to your trip distress, there are measures you can take if you become sick during your travel.

Travel and Leisure related how women are on the road and in the skies in record numbers. Experts even show how women over 50 are the most frequent fliers making 70 percent of the decisions when traveling.

Doing so in a confident way and coming from a feeling of strength as you travel.

Since you are traveling often for work or pleasure it’s important to protect your body so that you won’t get sick before, during or after your trip.

So in this video, I’m sharing with you my 3 arsenals of healthiest foods to eat before a long flight. Watch now for travel tips.

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When you’re traveling there are so many factors that can compromise your body’s ability to fight infectious viruses.

Conditions that can compromise your body when traveling:

  • environmental

  • water pollution

  • air pollution

  • pesticides in rooms

  • cleaning products

  • second-hand smoke

  • hormonal changes

Luxury traveling exposes you to culture, languages, style and a new way of seeing things that enhances your desire to live life more elegant.

I love eating new cuisines when I travel internationally or domestically but find that not every recipe suits my body.

Which can also produce symptoms of sensitivity reactions which makes you feel sick.

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Have you ever suffered from these 3 conditions on vacation or coming home?

  1. headaches

  2. fatigue

  3. stomach problems

If you have then you are having sensitivity reactions. The only way for you to control how your body responds to these reactors is to listen in and take care of the whole person.

When you are exposed to something that your body didn’t agree with when traveling, allow 10-14 days to give your body time to reduce any new allergens that could have contributed to your sickness.

Your emotional wellbeing is just as important at this time.

Self-care is a priority to improve your outlook.

Dangers of purchasing personal care products when traveling:

There are a lot of products out their that include synthetic chemicals which can cause a toxic effect on your body.

These are your simple everyday products like mouthwash, toothpaste, shampoo or hygiene products.

When you are in another country being extra careful about what you use goes a long way in how you feel. Which means you may have to go out of your way to find something natural.

Look for products with natural names with coconut or olive oil in them. Your body is your largest organ so whatever is put on it goes in it.

Whenever you are experiencing stress from planning a trip or exposing yourself unconsciously to pollutants, eating new foods, not thinking about the nutritional value which encourages constipation.

Getting sick has the upper hand, this is when it’s time to make a few changes.

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What does a chic healthy woman do, so she won’t get sick traveling?

  • She pays attention to what goes into her body no matter where she is.

  • She doesn’t overdo it on food just because she has the free will to do so.

  • She makes sure to eat only amount or portion that her body can eat.

  • No matter where she is when she is traveling staying active is a priority.

Arming yourself starts before you leave home even knowing how to eat like a pro when you are at the airport.

It’s a lifestyle change that produces the best results in how you feel, not a diet.

Try not to stress about enjoying foods when traveling because you should. This is the beauty of living a chic life. Being able to enjoy life and your food.

Have a plan of action before traveling

Over the years of my wellness business, I’ve seen so many women neglect self-care.

They don’t give any thought to living a healthy lifestyle with longevity in view until something happens.

Incorporating meaningful self-improvement strategies in their life.

Getting to your destination after traveling is one thing but fueling your body while you are there, is another thing. Before you notice it, you can return home 5 lbs., heavier than when you left. I’m certain you wouldn’t like that at all.

Traveling and eating healthy used to be very stressful for me especially since everyone doesn’t cook like you. Even restaurant cuisines can vary from state to state or country to country.

So what has been serving me and the clients that I work with is having a plan of action. What can you have on hand for a healthy breakfast to get your morning started? What can you do?

Once you established this plan of action which starts with your mindset, don’t budge no matter what!

Trust me, you will be fine. It’s just that your body can’t handle a lot of changes especially if you are trying to keep your weight under control.

To really understand how your body works to help you lose weight, read the Kharisma Luxury Lifestyle Magazine for my 4 “Tips to prevent weight gain while traveling” CLICK HERE

Did you see why I chose these 3 foods to eat before travel?

  1. They help to reduce stress levels.

  2. Remove toxic substance from your body.

  3. Dissolve cholesterol in your blood.

  4. Culinary and medicinal in nature.

  5. Improves bowel habits, helps with constipation.

Take all of the ingredients, put them in a salad and enjoy lunch today. This is the essence of easy eating.

Now that you’ve finished reading this post go back and watch the video, you haven’t done so.

If you like this post and the video leave me a comment, I’d love to know your takeaway…

Milan Perry, HHP, MH provides Healthy Lifestyle Coaching for successful women 50+, holistically oriented who are at a point in life where they need more to take her health to a higher level. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified in Herbalism and is a Culinary graduate.

As a personal chef, busy wife and feels that the “joie de vivre” is wine + anti-aging (not in that order). She coaches women that have tried the fad diets of quick weight loss of 20 pounds without success.

Moving past that, now you are at a point in your life where you feel more in touch with your need of well-being.

Now you’re ready to learn how to feel completely dropped in your feminine power. Learn more about One-On-One Coaching with Milan here.

It takes enlightenment to take care of self on the highest level possible.

Mindset + Motivation is one of the most critical steps to get to your desired weight.



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