Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sticking to a Diet on Your Next Cruise? Its Not An Impossible Goal

I recently partnered with Weight Watchers on an article about how to cruise light.

Its not an easy task.

And though many folks will give general tips ("take the stairs", "order carefully at the buffets", etc.) the truth is, one is much more likely to indulge on some cruise lines than others. It has to do with everything from the "devil may care" atmosphere on board to the huge diameter of the buffet plates on certain lines (are you listening Carnival?). Conversely on some ships healthy living is celebrated, the gyms are larger than the norm and the clientelle more active so its easier to "be good" without feeling like you're ruining your vacation.

Working on the piece, I interviewed a number of cruise experts and cruise line officials; compared the various "heart healthy" menus; and perused stats on onboard gyms. I think the result is a darn useful article for those hoping NOT to gain a pound a day on their next cruise (an average amount, according to many in the know).

To read the complete piece, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I was on my lifestyle, not a diet, while on my last cruise on Holland America Eurodam. Gained 1-1/2 lbs. on the cruise and lost it when I got back. I walked more, only ate dessert once, but otherwise ate healthy choices. Never felt like I was deprived.