When staying away from home, either alone or with a family, there will always things that bring challenges.
This is no different if you have PKU. There may be a host of unfamiliar foods that you may not know the protein content for, this applies whether you are travelling within your own country, going abroad, or even just visiting friends and family. When travelling overseas, there are the added factors or potential language barriers and concerns around taking protein substitutes in your luggage to consider.
Here are a few hints and tips to make sure that your trip goes smoothly:
Before you go:
If you are going on a trip with work or visiting friends or family, it can be hard to follow your low protein diet as often, you will have less control over what will be cooked for you.
There are a few things that you can do to make sure this goes as smoothly as possible:
The most important thing to remember is that going away should be fun, so please don’t be worried about it. If you follow our advice, your trip is sure to go well. Have fun and bon voyage!