It's a known fact that some of our worst diet moments are on cruises or trips, as we just seem to forget ourselves in the fun and devour as it comes by. Here are some ways to avoid making poor meal choices on your next cruise
1 All you can eat buffet
It's common knowledge that a standard feature of most cruises is the all you can eat service. And perhaps like me, when it comes to food your self control takes a hike, do your best to avoid these services, and just stick with the main dining option provided by your cruise. Overeating is not the best feeling for a cruise.
2 Midnight dining
Excitement usually causes insomnia, insomnia comes with boredom. The excitement of the day often reaches into the early hours of the morning and as such boredom's playmate hunger makes us look to the 24 hour dining service most cruises provide. This often results in a less than optimum feeling the next day and starting a cruise day feeling heavy and tired is a recipe for disaster.
3 Actual meals
As hard as it may be, stick to actual meals and avoid snacking in between. It's quite difficult but having less cash on you as you take excursions tend to limit these. Besides no one wants to be told they have a weight problem after they come back from a cruise instead of how vacation looks good on them.
4 Type mixed meals
I say this to mean mixing heavy type and light type meals, you do not want to have heavy meals for breakfast and find yourself feeling tired and experiencing difficulty in moving around. A light breakfast helps you feel easy on oneself and light enough for cruise excursions.
5 Unfamiliar meals
New surroundings begets new dishes and as much as you want to try that mouth watering dish, avoid trying dishes with unknown ingredients or too many new dishes at a sitting. These can turn a cruise into a nightmare as allergies and intestinal disturbances don't make good cruise mates.
6 Specific meals
Sushi though a food for the gods might be better off staying off your plate for your next cruise. For one, they are active breeding sites for most germs and if the freshness is questionable, it is better to leave out the sushi than spend the rest of your day in bed or worse the bathroom heave ho - ing with the ship. Others include ketchup bottles, ice cream stations etc as utmost care is needed with such communal items.
These are based off personal experience, feel free to add your own views on the subject.
Also, what do you think?