Preparing your psychedelic trip

Preparing your psychedelic trip - what should you eat before and after your trip?

Trips are different for everyone, both in intensity and in duration. Trips can also differ from each other based on the intention with which you start them. Whether you go on a one-off trip or follow a programme at Field Trip where you are guided through different psychedelic experiences, good preparation is half the battle here as well. When you enter your trip consciously and well prepared, you will eventually get the most out of it. Setting a good intention and preparing your body for the trip is necessary. But how do you prepare your body for what is to come, if you do not know exactly what it is? Adjusting your eating pattern before and after your trip is something that is easy to do and has a positive effect on everyone.

What is the best thing to eat before your trip?

It is best not to eat anything for three to four hours before the trip. Fasting, in other words. The day before we recommend you not to eat meat, animal products or heavily processed products. Also avoid spicy foods, foods that are very sweet or fatty and caffeine. These foods are harder to digest and can upset your stomach. This can cause problems during your truffle trip. It may be that you become very nauseous or even vomit. We want to avoid nausea and vomiting during a trip, because this has a negative effect on your state of mind, preventing you from getting the most out of your psychedelic experience.

What about alcohol and other substances?

It might not surprise you that alcohol and other substances like cannabis, painkillers, stimulants, sedatives, muscle relaxants and of course other psychedelics have a strong influence on your trip experience. We therefore strongly advise you not to consume these substances at least 48 hours before your trip.

These recommendations will help you to ensure an optimal psychedelic dosing session.

Your trip is over, now what?

Take care of yourself emotionally and physically after each psychedelic session. Besides taking care of sufficient exercise or sport, we recommend you to eat healthy. Think of sufficient fruit, vegetables, slow carbohydrates and vegetable protein sources such as beans, nuts and seeds. Your body needs time to process everything properly, so also in the phase after your trip it is advisable to avoid animal products such as meat and dairy and heavily processed products.

In addition to a healthy diet, it is advisable to meditate, do mindfulness or breathing exercises or try other relaxation techniques several times in the weeks following your trip. Also avoid negative media as much as possible and seek support from friends or family if you need it. In this way you can influence the short and long term effects of your psychedelic experience and ultimately get more out of it.

Besides eating healthy, what else can you do to improve your trip experience?

To prepare for your psychedelic experience, it is important to create a positive mindset. Your mindset should consist of a willingness, openness and surrender to explore the depths of your psyche. Do not let fears that you may encounter stop you from doing so. We encourage you to pay attention to your physical and emotional self both before and after each session. There are many ways to do this: 

  1. Get enough sleep; 
  2. Avoid stressful activities and situations; 
  3. Write down your experiences; 
  4. Meditate; 
  5. Spend time in nature; 
  6. Take a bath or go to the sauna; 
  7. Eat a healthy meal; 
  8. Sport is regulated; 
  9. Talk to friends and family; 
  10. Avoid negative media; 
  11. Practice relaxation techniques.


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