Low Carb Dieting

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Clovis, CA
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Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by shelbydrinkyourjuice
I think it is really easy (option-wise) to stay LCHF on a cruise. The breads and breakfast pastries are all pretty generic, IMO, so they are easier for me to avoid, despite the fact that I used to love a danish or donut in the morning with coffee. On our last cruise I did have dessert almost every night (sweets are my weakness,) pizza once or twice when we were too tired to even make it to the buffet for dinner, and maybe two fruity-type alcoholic drinks our entire ten days. We are incredibly active on our trips and generally gone the entire day in port so I'm not around food all day and also burning A LOT of calories. I think it is really important to go into the trip with a strong diet and no "cheats" or bad days for a while before. If I go into it with a fat burning body it is so much easier to avoid the sugar. If I go into it wavering, or with recent cheats, I'm going to have a much more difficult time saying no to the little things.

My advice is the same I dish out for everyday life:
1. Ask them to not bring bread to the table at the start of dinner. This can be a huge trap for me, so just not having in front of me is the best option.
2. If you want [carb] that's fine. Fill your plate with your protein/fat, eat all of that, and if you STILL want your carb item, eat it. I find that most of the time I am too full for it, or I will have one bite and realize, ugh, this wasn't as good as I had imagined.
3. If you are a drink lover have 2 waters for every alcoholic drink.
4. If you really want a dessert and don't care for the sugar free option, have it, enjoy it, move on.

I don't know about you but eating LCHF/keto has made a world of difference in my general health as far as digestion, migraines, energy. Now that I have been keto for 2 years, LCHF 3 years prior to that, I can REALLY feel the negative effects of carbs pretty quickly and severely. I still have to remind myself of that when tempted.

Good luck! Enjoy yourself!
I AGREE - I feel so much better eating LCHF and Keto - just keep saying, 'this is not a diet - it is MY WOE (way of eating) for life - therefore - I will stay with it"!
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Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
Clovis, CA
5,052 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
First breakfast in over two weeks - breaking 20 hours fast with all LCHF and Keto foods - only had one piece of salami! Got in my fat for the day! Not eating lunch will do IF until later tonight at the WJ Buffet where I will have all Keto! You can adapt your WOE to any vacation - celebration - no matter what the 'temptation' you GOT THIS!~








Eating LCHF or Keto on a cruise ship or anywhere is most easy to do - just make up your mind to do it!
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Sam and Audrilee Clovis, CA
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Future Cruises:

Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
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Joined Jul 2014
I find a low carb diet works very well for me, but is very hard to stick to and as soon as you start carbs again the weight comes flooding back.
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Clovis, CA
5,052 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by GUT2407
I find a low carb diet works very well for me, but is very hard to stick to and as soon as you start carbs again the weight comes flooding back.
This is why I don't call it a diet or just to lose weight - it is my Way Of Eating (WOF) - I have done this WOE for 21 months now and I do NOT "cheat" - most days I stay under 10 carbs but when traveling I might indulge in a few higher carb wines or a beer but my carbs still are below 30 so that is not high - I also juggle Intermittent Fasting (IF) every day - even while cruising so I don't cruise to Eat - I cruise to travel - see the world - meet people and make new memories with my dear husband and best friend Sam - 48 years!
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Future Cruises:

Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
Clovis, CA
5,052 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Today marks 1/2 point of our B3B 34 day cruise - still maintaining LCHF and Keto - drinking vodka on ice with sprite zero and a little wine! Also doing IF - intermittent fasting from last meal of the day until at least noon the next day -
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Sam and Audrilee Clovis, CA
355 Days at Sea = Royal - D+ = Celebrity - Elite
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Future Cruises:

Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
Clovis, CA
5,052 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Yesterday marked the start of our final segment of our B3B on Jewel - love the new 'refurbishments' since she came out of dry-dock! Beautiful new carpets - drapes - pillows! It was definitely time for new pillows!

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Enjoyed double expresso along with cappuccino and full-fat butter this morning in the DL - DL in the evening is in the Vortex - new chef and awesome spread - More a Mediterranean Style and works better with my WOE! Chops tonight for BOGO and love the Pork Belly and I order the Ribeye but it is too much to eat so I bring it back to the cabin for lunch the next day!
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Sam and Audrilee Clovis, CA
355 Days at Sea = Royal - D+ = Celebrity - Elite
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Future Cruises:

Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
Clovis, CA
5,052 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Last port today - B3B on RCL Jewel - Azores - then 6 AWESOME sea days back to San Juan -

Eating LCHF and Keto has been relatively easy as it fits my lifestyle - also do quite a bit of IF - intermittent fasting - have only eaten breakfast 3 times in 34 days

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Sam and Audrilee Clovis, CA
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Future Cruises:

Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego
Clovis, CA
5,052 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Happy Thanksgiving - remember there are many alternatives for the heavy carb foods of this Holiday - think fat - cauliflower - turkey skin! Nummy
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Sam and Audrilee Clovis, CA
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Future Cruises:

Feb 2018 - Constellation 14 day -Singapore-Philippines -Vietnam-Hong Kong
Feb 2018 - Mariner -5 day - Singapore- Thailand - Malaysia

May 2018 - Ovation - 9 day - Japan
Oct 2018 - Anthem 9 day - New England/Canada
Oct 2018 - Anthem 5 day - Bahamas

Feb 2019 - Summit -7 day - Southern Caribbean
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 14 day Argentina - Chile- Around the Horn
Mar 2019 - Eclipse - 15 day - Chile - San Diego