Hey, it’s Thomas DeLauer with OptimizeCEO and we’re in the middle of Q1 now. It means that travel season is starting back up for business. Personally, I have been hopping all over the place and jet setting all over the world…
It got me thinking… how can I help my viewers and my clients with the heavy travel schedules and what they can eat when they’re on the road?
I wanted to give you my one simple trick that I use when I travel, specifically on days where I have long flights or road trips.
The big secret… I intermittent fast. The reason I intermittent fast is because I like to reduce the inflammation within my body and simply put, intermittent fasting has proven time and time again to reduce inflammation.
When your body is inflamed, you are releasing excess cortisol and you’re putting a lot of stress in your body. The pressurization when you’re flying, when you’re going up and down in altitude all the time is already adding extra inflammation and stress within the body. If you can counteract that by fasting and reducing the inflammation, you can come out of flying feeling a lot better, and ultimately be a little less jet lagged as well.
Additionally, when you’re traveling you know how hard it is to find good food. Why not just eliminate that situation altogether? Eliminate that hurdle and just fast. Drink a lot of water, hydrate as much as you can. You don’t have to worry about trying to find the healthy carbs and adding extra stress to an already crazy rat race.
You don’t have to worry about trying to find a healthy source of protein or worse of all, you don’t have to worry about packing a bunch of food in tupperware that’s going to leak in the overhead bin on top of you. This way, you can just hop on the plane, fast, drink your water and when you get to your destination in the evening time, THEN you can break your fast and you can do it strategically.
The way that I want you to break your fast when you get to your destination is with a small amount of carbohydrates. We’re talking 40 to 50 grams of carbohydrates at the most and a little bit of protein. This way, you’re giving the brain a little bit of glucose that it needs so that you can sleep well and feel rested the next day, but you’re not completely sabotaging all the efforts of a fast.
The next day it’s important that you start your day off with a high fat meal. Try to reregulate your body’s hormones. Get your body so it’s producing testosterone strongly and everything is functioning nice and easy.
When it’s time to fly home again, fast again. You don’t have to eat, just drink the water. Get home, introduce the carbohydrates and the protein and you’re good to go.
Honestly, this is my one simple trick that has been a saving grace for me because there have been so many times that I have flown where it completely throws my body out of whack. When I get to my destination I can literally weigh five to seven pounds more just in extra water and inflammation.
Simply by fasting on my travel days it has made it so much easier. It’s gotten rid of that five to seven pound weight fluctuation and made travel that much less stressful.
Give it a try. Thanks for tuning in. Travel safely. See you soon!