|Allure of the Seas | A typical cruise breakfast.|
With my Caribbean cruise over, I have paused to evaluate my eating and energy expenditures. I stated in a previous post that my cruise goal was to eat low-carb and still lose weight. I know, vacations and weight-loss do not often occur together unless there is an illness. I was perfectly healthy. So, how did I do?
|Shrimp Cocktail | I ordered this each night.|
- I passed on grains, alcohol, sugary beverages, and dessert.
- Every meal consisted mostly of low-carb veggies and meat.
- With 17 floors on the ship, I chose to use the stairways on many occasions.
- I danced to top hits and Caribbean music.
- I did a great deal of brisk walking.
- My clothes fit loosely throughout the cruise.
- I did not experience bloat until after I flew from Florida to Idaho—which was mostly due to the flight and extra water consumption.
ALLOWANCES AND CHALLENGES
- Our evening meal in the dining room was pre-scheduled for 8:00 PM. We were eating the main course at 9:00 PM. For best weight-loss results, I need to eat earlier.
- Small amounts of potatoes were allowed from time to time.
- I drank occasional Starbucks breves.
- There was so much meat to choose from! I admit to consuming a little more than usual.
- I got less that 8 hours sleep for the duration of the cruise. We had early morning island tours and I enjoyed being in the jazz lounge until at least 12:45 AM.
I gained 3 pounds which are quickly disappearing as I return to a normal schedule and lifestyle. I am quite pleased with myself. I was never deprived, my energy was great, and I did not miss the things I chose not to eat.
|Allure of the Seas | Mahogany Black Cod|
(whipped parsnip, baby bok choy,
and mustard sauce)