We are officially in the mist of the holiday season! I am super excited and in disbelief at the same time that it is here so quickly. I still forget that we are not at the beginning of 2016.
With the holiday’s come so many different wonderful things. Family, friends, music, shopping, decorations and of course the best part? Food! Oh the food! I do look forward to my mother’s Christmas roast and my mother-in-law’s famous turkey and stuffing.
The bad news? I am getting older. As much as I hate to admit it, my digestive system is not like it used to. Traveling to my family’s home for the holiday’s does not do me any favors either.
I look forward to the holiday’s every year and I don’t want my trip to be spoiled by feeling sick because I ate too much or ate some foods that may not agree with me.
If you’re traveling or not and you just don’t want to feel ill after all your delicious meals, here are some steps you can take:
1. Drink lots of water. Staying hydrated and forces your blood to pump through your kidneys faster helps you feel full, and counteracts suppressed leptin levels.
2. Drink green tea or water with lemon. Green tea and lemon are natural diuretics. You may need to go to the restroom more often and that is the blood working fast to pump through your kidneys.
3. Don’t lie down after your meal. Go for a walk and let your stomach digest all those foods you may not be used to.
4. Take IMODIUM® A-D soft gels if you are experiencing any diarrhea including traveling diarrhea. It also helps restore your natural rhythm of your digestive system.
5. Take PEPCID® if you are experiencing any heartburn.
6. Take LACTAID® in case there are some dishes you were not aware had dairy in them.
Look for a coupon in your 11/6 Sunday paper to save up to $3 on IMODIUM®, PEPCID® and LACTAID® and pick it up while you’re at Walmart shopping for your groceries.