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Posted: 30 Sep 2011, 21:49
I am leavng on a cruise- will I be able to to resist all the temptations without torturing myself? I know about willpower, but anyone got any tips?

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Posted: 30 Sep 2011, 22:23
Enjoy your vacation and eat what you want in moderation.

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Posted: 30 Sep 2011, 23:37
yea take me...lol......that way i can help you stay away from temptations,
i think you will be okay, because you will consciously not over indulge in the tempting foods, believe it or not your is in the training process.
but if you fall off the wagon, as my friend says, don't stay on the ground, get back up and hold on tight.

have fun

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 02:19
I am 100% behind Hoser on this. Go enjoy yourself, but keep track of what you eat. If you can, bring a phone and use the app? That way you can keep track of all you eat, and that alone will help you maintain control. Smile Have a great trip!
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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 02:37
the tendency on a cruise is to want to have a bit of everything as you feel you are missing out on something - especially with the way they have it all laid out and presented.
Last time I was on a cruise I told myself I would stick to salads - but have way through the salad I noticed guacamole was available and soon moved on to steaks etc - I'd say best advice is to take modest portions and not be one of those people walking around with plate "piled high"

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 07:04
Enjoy your cruise!! Agree, moderation is key. Take the stairs when you can and walk. Have a fabulous time with no guilt trip! It will go fast so create some lasting memories. Wink

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 07:16
Try to plan your meals. If there is a buffet, have a walk around, see what is on offer and then take a few minutes to think about the best options. Portion size is also important. And you don't need dessert after every meal, 2-3 times a week should be enough. Always aim for the healthiest options. Limit yourself to 1-2 drinks a day, that's the recommended intake anyway. But don't forget, it is a cruise and you're there to relax and enjoy yourself. If you don't go overboard (...ahem), you shouldn't put on too much weight. Have a nice time Smile
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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 08:36
Cruises are so fun. Enjoy it. Make sure you take advantage of tours. You can walk off what you eat.

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 10:50
Enjoy yourself. Don't torture yourself. Don't feel too guilty and spoil a good time. I don't know anybody no matter how strong of a willpower they have not to indulge on such a rare occasion. Expect your going to gain some weight on your cruise. You can deal with some extra exercise when you get home to get yourself back on track.

Have a great time

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 13:54
Don't cruise ships generally have some pretty good workout facilities? Nice gyms and multiple swimming pools? Don't forget the exercise component, even as you're relaxing and enjoying yourself. That'll give you more of an allowance for all the tasty food available.

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 17:19
I would suggest trying to eat more vegetables and proteins. I'm not usually on the low carb band wagon, but in this situation that is what I would do. Skip the breads, cereals, danishes... Those are the highest calorie dishes. The next thing I would do, is make sure you have plenty of water - carry a water bottle. The third thing I would do is stay on your feet. Don't just lay by the pool - get in. Choose activities that will make you burn a little bit of calories as opposed to just sitting around. Fourthly, I would have fun and not stress. Try new things but don't over do it. And finally, when you get home - get back in gear immediately. That is usually my hardest challenge - resuming diet and exercise after taking a week off. There is always lots to do when you get home, but you must focus!!! Enjoy your cruise.

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Posted: 01 Oct 2011, 20:44
Good tips, everyone. I'm going to an all-inclusive resort in December and will have to remember these then Smile
- Natalie

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 06:47
I'd lost a lot of weight and then I had to go on a cruise. I thought I'd balloon even if I ate sensibly. I didn't - here's how:
Realistically you won't have health food or non-fat options. Simply choose the healthiest, lowest fat option of food.
Watch your portions! If it's anything like the cruise we went on there's food being served in some form or other every 2 hours!
Have fun! It's a cruise and you're going to regret not having the odd indulgence - but don't have them all!
The ship may have a gym. Use it.

The weight outcome of the cruise I went on? I neither gained weight or dropped weight and had a fabulous time!

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 12:10
eating in the dining room for all ofyour meals, this way your not tempted, also having room service for bkfst, might help. Remember there is always choices, if nothing on the menu is for you ask and they will always make a chicken something for you. Also walking from one end of the ship to the other will help burn some of those calories. they always have a fitness room, and walking on the top deck is just a wonderful site, with the water all around you,
Have fun, and if you overindulge at one meal, try and get back on track when its time for the next, and if not enjoy and take care of it when you get back. Remember this is a lifelong journey not a quick fix.

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