When you’re celiac like me, dining out can be a stressful experience. You’re essentially putting the fate of your health into the hands of a kitchen who may or may not understand celiac disease or…worse…may not care enough to take necessary precautions. Thankfully, there are some pretty great places around the city that take good care to accommodate us. Hooray!
This post is specifically for my fellow celiacs and others out there who, for medical reasons, can’t eat gluten. If you don’t have celiac or a gluten sensitivity, I still encounrage you to read on because current statistics estimate that about 1 in 100 people suffer from celiac. Chances are, somebody you know has this issue and you just might be able to help them out in the future. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I suffer from celiac disease. I know better than most how hard it is to navigate the world when you have dietary restrictions, and it’s even harder when you’re traveling because you’re away from the things you know are safe to eat and figuring out what you can eat can be a minefield.
So clearly, they were doing something right over there. It got me to thinking about just what it is about Japanese culture that pushes the members of their society into healthy habits, so I wanted to write about it. Of course, these are just my observations from two weeks in Japan as well as some reading I did online. I can’t claim to be an expert on all things Japanese, but I did want to write about my observations.
Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to work on your fitness and travel at the same time. I think there’s a perception, particularly here in the United States, that travel = weight gain, not weight loss. I think this stems from the fact that most people I know tend to cut loose, lounge around by a pool, get drunk, and eat at the buffet when they take vacations. It’s true that an all-inclusive resort or cruise with unlimited food and drink options with ample lounging time sounds like a good time to many people (myself included, really), but there’s another way!
Hello! Today I’m happy to announce a guest post by Troy Diffenderfer with some great medical advice for travelers. Enjoy!
So, what’s a travel-obsessed, mosquito magnet girl to do when she really wants to tromp through the jungle but doesn’t want to bring back a souvenir of severe illness? Research, of course!
This is, primarily, a travel blog, but I like to write about general life happiness and wellness also because the fact of the matter is that most of us can’t live our lives in a bubble where we float from one fabulous location to the next. We can’t all satiate our wanderlust at all moments, and there are days, weeks, or even months at a time where life can feel like a mundane, dreary routine of monotony.
So what is it about cultures where people are all pretty much slender vs. my own? What are they doing that I’m not, and most importantly…how can I incorporate these habits into my own life when I’m at home?
We’ve all been there….we travel to some beautiful destination…we’re having a fabulous time, and then BAM! Stomach issues.
It’s happened to me, for sure! That’s why I wanted to take a little time today to talk about some strategies you can use while traveling to make sure your travels aren’t derailed by digestive issues. This isn’t to say I guarantee 100% you won’t have issues, but I do promise that if you follow these tips, you’ll greatly reduce your chances.
Today’s post is brought to you by Mike from Pinch-Flat.com, a blog for cyclists that includes everything from information on gear, training tips, information on bikes, and of course, traveling as a cyclist. It’s a great blog and it definitely makes me want to dust off my neglected road bike and hit the road, so if you’re interested in cycling you should definitely check it out! Today’s post is a list of Mike’s top ten cycling destinations around the world. Read on for more!