What would you do???
I don't think I can do a waterfast...when I get hungry I feel weak and like I'm about to pass out. Water makes me more hungry too.
My flight is from San Francisco to Miami. Then from Miami to South America.
I called the airport and the lady did not know if I could take fruit with me. She said "a couple of oranges I think would be fine" I'm taking like 20 peeled!
I'm hoping they'll let me in with fruit!!
What happens if they don't? Do I get a few Odwallas? I guess I could do dates but I'd like something more filling or I might end up eating at the cooked processed carbs on the plane.
i went with a couple 2lb bags of dried figs on my flight to hawaii and back. the fruit shouldn't be an issue within the US, might be more trouble going international.
You should be OK as long as it is in a container or wrapped. This site will help TSA.
Food must be wrapped or in a container. Unpeeled natural foods like fruit are okay, but half-eaten fruits must be wrapped.
thanks guys...feeling better.
bring some bananas!!! Bring like 10 in your backpack or purse along with some dates in a sealed bag. That should get you through it and be sure to load on the calories before you get to the airpot!
My mom doesnt want me brining too much and stinking up the plane? lol...idk.
I'm going to bring a hand or two and eat that as my first two meals...then oranges. If all goes well :)
Medjool dates for back up.
I think thats a good plan.
I think they'll let it on.
You CAN. I have brought bananas, dates, fresh figs, mangos, ....many times... no problem, they never said anything.
cool! Well I'm excited to see how my first plane ride goes on all fruit! I used to feel very dehydrated and tired on all of my plane flights from California to South America. They were horrible I felt so sick. I had a really bad flight on my last plane ride. Can't remember exactly why it was the worse out of the rest of my travels. My appetite was gone and I did a coffee and sugar fast lol. I was just downing the coffee and I felt so nauseos and couldn't sleep when I wanted to.
This will be an inetersting experience :) Lots of water and good sugar.
I'm making my parents and sister medjool brownies with carob powder to keep their energy up when they need it ;)
Carb and calorie up right before you go. I have noticed that one banana will tie me over for one hour, so 7 bananas, 7 hours.
Dates and raisins are a dry and non messy food to take with you.
Cutting up oranges and carrying them in a plastic container might be ok. If security asks you about it, you can say that you are on a diet for medical reasons and see if they let it pass.
A lot of airports have small shops like news stands that will have bananas, and in the restaurants, you can order salad. So in Miami, you might be able to refuel even if it is not the ripest fruit.
In a fruit emergency or pinch, you might be able to order boiled rice or baked potatoes from an airport restaurant too.
I recommend avoiding the food served on the airplane though. Very processed, very salty, and very smelly!
At your destination, if you are staying with a host family, you might be able to ask them to purchase fruit for you ahead of time, so when you arrive, you can feast. If you are staying in a hotel, they might be happy to concierge a fruit basket in your room too.
Having said that, on the plane, you are not going to be burning a lot of calories just sitting, so chances are you will feel less hungry.
Have a safe journey and have fun, Peace, PK
the boiled potatoe is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm pretty sure I should find some cooked whole grains or root veggies at the restaurants in case of fruit emergency.
Just started loading up on green juice with apple juiced too. I will be taking another green juice on my ride there and oranges and bananas :)