Everyone enjoys vacations and many are even willing to go on a diet beforehand just to look fabulous in that new outfit or at the pool. and everyone equally abhors the post-vacation diet that not only marks the end of vacation but also the end of fabulous meals delivered to your table. But you can follow just a few tips while on vacation to not only enjoy your cruise but also to eliminate that pesky post cruise diet.
Water Can Be Magic
We have all heard the health professionals preaching that we need a certain number of 8-ounce glasses of water each day. And we all know that it’s a pretty difficult task to complete. But when you are on a cruise, not only is that advice even more critical, but it is also easier to follow. You will be doing a lot of walking, so try to keep water with you in a reusable water bottle. Drinking that water on the way to each meal will not only quench thirst but it will also help to keep you from overeating. And when it comes time for adult beverages, be sure to drink 8 ounces of water between each adult drink. This will help to keep you hydrated and fend off any ill effects of the alcohol and it will also help to reduce the number of fruity 500 calorie concoctions that you are consuming.
Take The Steps
Cruise ships are many, many decks of fun and activity so there is always a line waiting for the elevators. Save yourself the hassle of waiting and head to the stairs and enjoy burning an average of five calories for each flight that you climb. It might not sound like much but going up six decks is a whopping 30 calorie burn even before you take another step toward the next activity.
Gaining a pound or two on a cruise is not the end of the world and no reason to go home and starve yourself. So set a realistic goal for your time on the ship. On the first day of your cruise, stop by the gym and weigh yourself. This is the number that you will use to track your weight gain or loss over the week. Forget the number on your scale back home and just trust this scale to measure any weight change. Cruise ship scales are notorious for being wrong but they are still a great way to check for weight gain or loss. Then stop in each day to monitor your progress. This way you can enjoy your cruise vacation and know that you will not need to fast for a week when you get home.
Nothing is worse than the thought of something you dread, like weight gain. So monitoring your weight while on a cruise will let you eat what you want, within reason, and not worry about facing the consequences when you get home.
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