In my cruise of last autumn, I managed to stay weight-stable (I lost about the same amount as my normal daily fluctuation, so I don’t count that as a definite loss).
After I returned from the cruise, I slacked off a bit, and as a result, gained about 10 lbs over the next 2 months.
I decided to try for some weight loss on a cruise we took in January.
My general approach was:
- Nothing sweet
- Nothing wheat
- Fish at every meal
- Nothing but coffee/cream between meals (we brought some cream with us)
I managed to stick with the plan almost 100%. The exceptions:
- Occasional small taste of a dessert item
- There was one lunch at which the only fish entree was breaded, so I skipped fish for that meal
I had a dessert of sugar-free ice cream for dinner on the last night
In general, I felt that I had done better on this cruise than I did on the last. So, how did I do?
Weight stable. No loss, no gain. That was a bit of a disappointment, but on the positive side, I know that I can cruise, eat plenty of tasty food, never go hungry, and still not gain weight.
I’ve trimmed a couple of pounds since the cruise, but as I get older, the process seems to go slower.