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Old 11-16-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
Marcin Kot
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What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

Need some recommendations for what kind of food or snacks to bring for a 10 hour flight next month.
What do you take on flights??

Any help would be great.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

I'd hit up a double cheeseburger, chili cheese fries, and a milkshake before boarding, eat whatever they offered in-flight (with a few bloody marys), and maybe head to the first steakhouse I found after landing. But that's just me, others might have a better plan
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

I always enjoy the personal pan-pizza you can get at the airport at 6am for breakfast. Is great ! Side of popcorn and I'm ready for that flight.

Seriously though. Perhaps just some nuts and a piece of fruit ?
I find that I don't eat all that much on the plane .... just an ambien. I do eat the plane food as it's usually pretty small portions and breaks the boredom.
I usually fly between LA - Auckland which is 12 hours and wil eat the plane food. It takes me 25 hrs to get there from door-door, so I just accept that I'm going to feel like **** and eat the same way. It's like a license to eat crap and spend a fortune in doing so. You can still find fruit and some OK stuff in the airports ... perhaps you may have to throw away half a sandwhich, but you can make do.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

My flights always take about 36 hours home to work every three months and only one word "Paleo Kits"
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

A chicken sandwich from someplace in the airport, beef jerky or nuggets, a protein bar, and two large bottles of water because the crazy dry airplane air makes me thirsty as hell.....
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:20 AM   #6
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

My go to portable foods are Paleo Kits and Krunch, Larabars, jerky, hard boiled eggs, packs of almond butter and fruits and veggies.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

Or…you can always fast by giving your body an extended break from food. Water only.

A good book, sleep or a deep conversation can help to keep your mind distracted from thinking about food.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

Actually on long flights it's probably better to have something light every few hours if you're awake. Deep vein thrombosis connection is somewhat unclear but still a concern. I would drink fluid often as flight is quite dehydrating, and keep the food intake relatively light. Get up every hour or two and/or two leg exercises. Don't want to bog your blood down from overeating or your blood to bog down from inactivity.

In the end it probably doesn't matter but it's just something to do to pass the time anyway...
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #9
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

I fly often and always take a bag of almonds and some hard boiled eggs with me. I'll eat the eggs before my flight then get on the plane and sleep. You need to treat the flight as your night sleep, then when you land stay wake as long as you can and get a good night sleep. You will have no jet lag issues if you do it like this. If you have trouble sleeping on planes some Melatonin will do the trick.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:48 AM   #10
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Re: What food would you bring on a 10 hour flight??

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Need some recommendations for what kind of food or snacks to bring for a 10 hour flight next month.
What do you take on flights??

Any help would be great.
Just avoid fatty stodge . . .more fruits and veg. and of course more water than normal as air travel dehydrates you (canít remember why but I hear this a lot). And I know itís hard but if you can resist the alcohol that is to your benefit to (hence the dehydration issue again.
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