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Old 04-02-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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It sucks you can't bring food on planes domestically that isn't from past the gate. When my Wife or I cannot cook we have 2 places to rely on that provide fresh sashimi and uncooked vegetables that won't poison us with eColi or parasites. But if we're at a truck stop the only safe option is a banana, plantain chips and coconut water and lucky if they have even ONE of those 3...
What the heck are you talking about?!!? We bring a sandwich with us virtually EVERY time we fly. (Solely because the ridiculously inflated prices of food at airports make me crazy.)

As to the rest of your paranoia's:

A bit of sodium when you travel isn't gonna kill you. (Exceptions exist for medical issues, but that's not the problem for OP)

I get not eating salads in certain areas of the world. But eating ANY sashimi, regardless of source, has a much higher likelihood of carrying parasites than those vegies that were packaged by machines in a manufacturing plant. (PS I love sashimi, carpaccio, steak tartare, etc)

I've seen apples, oranges, bananas at every airport and nearly all 7-11 type stores. (Though they sometimes look pretty ripe, so I'll pass)
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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If you're lucky enough to be at an airport with a sit down restaurant option, there is no reason why you could not request a plain chicken breast or a piece of fish with a side of plain rice or a potato (eat the skin--the fiber will slow down the absorption of the starches a bit), and steamed vegetables.
Thanks I will try asking for steamed vegetables, a baked potato with skin on and grilled chicken breast with no seasoning if I get hungry upon arrival and have to eat I the airport.

I packed organic instant oatmeal packets (just needs hot water) and some plantain chips which I was able to get through security (precheck). I guess on flight it's that or bananas
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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A bit of sodium when you travel isn't gonna kill you. (Exceptions exist for medical issues, but that's not the problem for OP)
Define a bit.

There are some dishes that carry a WHOPPING 2,000 MG in one serving which is 100% DV and enough to make the average person on a healthy diet immediately feel ill and unbalanced. If you don't have any immediate side effects from that it means you're used to at least 4000 mg daily.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Need some tips:

- On the airplane/regional rail line
- At quick mart/7-11 type stores
- At the hotel

What are some go-to options for people who need to have a low salt diet (TOO MUCH sodium and sugar is in EVERYTHING!!! Especially in the States) while in transit and traveling in general?

I am afraid of getting eColi/Salmonella so I typically do not frequent the salad bar or have uncooked greens while traveling. Service workers are terrible and don't care about the condition they keep the food in. So it's like the only things that are safe from food poisoning have BUCKETS of sodium and are fried/processed

Maybe some of the more frequent travelers with dietary restrictions can weigh in.

I eat basically a Ketogenic diet at home that is low carb, high fat/protein and minimal salt. It is very hard to get this on the road unless you are just talking nuts and seeds. The problem is I can't eat too much nuts or seeds they give me gas. It's like you can't get anything with seasoning because they typically dump buckets of salt into any kind of seasoning at all. And you have to choose between a snack that's either 25% of your DV for salt OR sugar and sometimes BOTH.

Bananas have been one of my go-to's but there has to be some kind of brand or option I'm overlooking/missing here. Thoughts? My levels are normal as I just got physical exam blood-work. But my BP is salt sensitive and my blood sugar spikes with too much carbs making me feel dizzy and "off". Maybe because it's hard for my body to re-adapt to the junk? Either way I need options...

I wish they had a simple bento box type meal with cooked chicken with minimal seasoning, steamed broccoli and carrot with a bit of olive oil and a LITTLE bit of brown rice. That is pretty much the type of stuff I eat daily. Animal protein with cooked vegetables or organic vegetables that have been soaked in vinegar overnight
In terms of airlines some offer specialised meals, however it is best to tell them in advance that you require a specialised meal.

Virgin Atlantic Specialised Meals | Dietary Requirements | Virgin Atlantic

Special meals | Food and Drink | British Airways

Some hotels also cater for specialist dietary requirements and some shops have low sodium or healthier options, whilst certain healthy restaurants and take ways exist in most western cities.

Food allergies | Special diets | Waitrose

LEON Restaurants - Nutrition

The Best Healthy Restaurants in London 2019: Healthy Food Reviews

London's Best Healthy Restaurants | 32 Spots To Make You Feel Good - Time Out

London's best healthy restaurants catering for special dietary - The Restaurant


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Old 04-02-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I am traveling during lunch time and no lunch is provided on flight. So we will be going from about 9am-5pm with no solid food unless we stop somewhere fast food-ish, and I was under the impression you cannot bring home cooked food on the airplane?

There's a big difference between having fun traveling and putting toxic synthetic food in your body because nothing else is available....They are not synonymous.

So I guess diabetics, people with IBS and anyone with a food allergy shouldn't travel?
Sure - but they would all have to bring their own food if their dietary restrictions are so strict that they can't alter their diet at all for a single meal.

My food has never been inspected and tossed because it was "homemade" or not purchased in the airport. There are restrictions about taking various fresh fruits OFF a plane if you are landing in a foreign country and have to go through customs. You have to be careful about "liquidy" foods like applesauce or gravy, for example but you certainly could pack your own picnic lunch of sandwiches, veggies, rice, cooked chicken, etc.

You weren't talking about allergies in terms of anaphylactic shock for your own situation so no reason to bring that up as it's not comparable. You have specific food PREFERENCES - you have to weigh that against your desire to travel, same as everyone else.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I am traveling during lunch time and no lunch is provided on flight. So we will be going from about 9am-5pm with no solid food unless we stop somewhere fast food-ish, and I was under the impression you cannot bring home cooked food on the airplane?

It's fine to bring home cooked food through security as long as it's not a liquid or gel-like. Armies of families bring Christmas cookies onto planes in their carry on bags every year. Just note that the scanners sometimes have issues telling, say, the difference between a Clif bar and a block of plastique so plan on an extra 10 minutes for about the 5% chance that you and the food get sent to secondary screening for a hand inspection of it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Define a bit.

There are some dishes that carry a WHOPPING 2,000 MG in one serving which is 100% DV and enough to make the average person on a healthy diet immediately feel ill and unbalanced. If you don't have any immediate side effects from that it means you're used to at least 4000 mg daily.
Now I see, only pigs who don't eat clean wouldn't be affected but others who do eat healthy would be unduly affected by eating a single salty meal. Please provide some research documenting this physiological reaction. It sounds very "Princess and the Pea" to me.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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I did a low-sodium diet for about a year. (1000-1500 mgs a day)

It was really hard to eat out or travel. Low-sodium is almost impossible to eat out with. For traveling days, I would just bring protein bars and supplement with whatever low-sodium snacks I could buy.

I also found that people had very little sympathy for me for some reason.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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I did a low-sodium diet for about a year. (1000-1500 mgs a day)

It was really hard to eat out or travel. Low-sodium is almost impossible to eat out with. For traveling days, I would just bring protein bars and supplement with whatever low-sodium snacks I could buy.

I also found that people had very little sympathy for me for some reason.
My limited experience suggests that this is not unusual. Some folks are understanding of those who have self-imposed food (or alcohol) limits for whatever reason, but at least as many are not. Several such people are also not above trying to push you to consume something you don't or shouldn't have ("You eat macrobiotic? Have some of this store-bought cake anyway. What are you, better than the rest of us or something?" Or "You're one of those gluten-free nuts? That celiac disease is all in your head. Eat a slice of this store bought pie like the rest of us.").
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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What the heck are you talking about?!!? We bring a sandwich with us virtually EVERY time we fly. (Solely because the ridiculously inflated prices of food at airports make me crazy.)

As to the rest of your paranoia's:

A bit of sodium when you travel isn't gonna kill you. (Exceptions exist for medical issues, but that's not the problem for OP)

I get not eating salads in certain areas of the world. But eating ANY sashimi, regardless of source, has a much higher likelihood of carrying parasites than those vegies that were packaged by machines in a manufacturing plant. (PS I love sashimi, carpaccio, steak tartare, etc)

I've seen apples, oranges, bananas at every airport and nearly all 7-11 type stores. (Though they sometimes look pretty ripe, so I'll pass)
Since when? I have tried to do this, they take it from me every time @ JFK (& others as well). Is this like a certain airports thing?
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