It’s the final part of my Summer Series and I’m talking about how to keep up the good work and stick to your menopause programme when you are travelling. We all instinctively know that following any kind of health, diet or fitness programme is a lot easier at home rather than away where there are lots of temptations. At home, you can be in your usual routine of eating the right things, exercising, taking your supplements and relaxing which are all part of my programme.
Sometimes travelling can often set you back a few steps. It's easy to drink more alcohol than usual and eat different foods and not including enough phytoestrogens. Plus you can forget to take your supplements and exercise often goes out of the window.
I would recommend planning ahead, for example, if you are staying in a hotel let them know any dietary requirements you have, or if you are self catering do some research about the local shops to see what is available. If necessary you can take some of the essential foods.
Always make time for yourself to fit in some proper exercise and formal relaxation. Take plenty of the products and supplements you need and try to make sure you continue to take them at the same time every day. Otherwise, you will feel a lot worse and it can be very demoralising when you have made progress but then take steps backwards.
Before you go, I’d also recommend keeping a diary so that you can score your symptoms on a scale of one to three and then you can work out what your body actually needs and where you may be able to make some compromises.
Are you feeling demotivated?
Have you lost your mojo?
Are you feeling tired and achy or old before your time?
Are you scared because you can't think straight or lose track of what you were saying mid sentence?
Have you put so much weight on and your clothes are tight?