Often a change in environment and routine (e.g. a vacation) may affect our digestion. It may happen because we eat new and unfamiliar foods or become exposed to unknown bacteria. It’s also common for vacations to be a time where we allow ourselves to eat unhealthier and consume more alcohol. When you have a medical condition, it is even more important to look at what you put on your plate. Here are a few tips:
1) Make trade-offs: Accept that you'll indulge during your holiday - everybody does. Just do it strategically and in moderation think about what you most want and plan for it?
2) Compensate. If you know that you'll be eating a lot of fatty food on your vacation, compensate by focusing on healthy eating before you leave.
3) Act consciously. When on vacation, you’re surrounded by treats - be aware of when you're eating them. If you are going to your favorite restaurant for dinner (and dessert), eat a healthy lunch.
4) Eat slowly. Its good advice even when you’re not on vacation but it may be important when you are on vacation. Taking time to eat your food may help the stomach empty better and suppress the appetite.
5) Limit alcohol. On its own, alcohol can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. It also lowers your inhibitions increasing the chances you'll make bad food choices.
6) Move. After the ice cream, don't stretch out on the couch. Instead, go out for a short walk.