I use to get awful constipation after a flight.
When we were in Oahu, Hawaii last year it was really, really bad! It was so bad we went to a pharmacy to find laxatives but I didn’t like their ingredients—so I didn’t get any. So we went to Whole Foods next, & I got PRUNES instead. I remembered this trick from when I was little—prunes as a natural remedy for constipation. & IT WORKED. It worked wonders!
It was such a miracle that every time we travel now, I take prunes with me.
I either take them with me, or I buy them as soon as we get to where we’re going. Either way—I’m eating prunes on vacation. I eat them at home sometimes too. I keep them in our fridge.
It’s suchhhhh a great tip!
Prunes, which are dried plums, are rich in insoluble fiber, & the natural laxative sorbitol—so it makes sense they’re a great natural remedy for constipation.
Growing up we always had a Costco-sized bag of prunes in the fridge. & if you open my parents’ fridge right now, you’ll still see a huge bag of prunes in there—so funny!
If you’re like me, & you get vacation constipation too, eat some prunes while you’re on vacation.
Preventative prunes, baby!!
& then lmk how it works for you. We’re not shy here, kay? ; )
Here’s a list of things that help me prevent vacation constipation:
- Eating prunes (it’s amazing!)
- Eating something that’s high in fiber (prunes, of course—also other fruits & veggies, etc)—eating an apple is another go-to!
- Drinking a big glass of water first thing in the morning
- Drinking something with caffeine (tea or coffee)
Vacation constipation is such a bummer—any kind of constipation is a bummer, really. So grab yourself some prunes & try it. Lmk what you think. They’re yummy, too! Kind of like a sweat treat : )
Chat with you soon!