Whole 30 While on an Alaska Cruise


lsobnosky78

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So I've "soft launched" a Whole 30 this past week but my husband and I are going on an Alaska Cruise next week. I'm actually thinking this may be an easy time for me to start because it would give me a strict "no" mentality when it came to sweets and bread while on the trip, and a chance to really focus on fresh meats and the amazing seafood we are going to be enjoying without all the cooking.

Good idea or no? I realize that there may be some snuck in butter or sugar in the prepared food along the way, but my goal is to not feel overly stuffed and gross at the end of it. Maybe even *gasp* not gain weight for a change!

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Snuck in butter or sugar (or soybean oil or msg etc) would render you not actually doing a Whole30, unfortunately.  But, you can TOTALLY do a Wholesobnosky and make a decision of what you will and will not indulge in on your trip. That way, you don't have a "pit" to climb out of when you get back and want to do a Whole30.  The level of suck you experience in the first few days of W30 is directly related to how you behaved in the weeks prior. Going sideways into a dessert buffet every night on a cruise ship is not going to give you a very nice experience when you return.

My suggestion is never to do a Whole30 on a vacation. Vacations are special and have special food and celebratory drinks etc and you would have to be extremely rigid with the rules (cooking oils, marinades, seasoning mixes, dressings etc) which, to me, would take the shine off my trip. But you don't have to go bezerk. ;)

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What cruise line are you doing? Last time we did a Holland America cruise, I found the lunch cafe and the sit-down dinners had tons of healthy options. Lots of seafood and great veg and salads. I think the days of the all-night dessert buffets are in the past. We're doing a Holland America cruise to Alaska in a week, and though we're not currently doing a strict Whole 30, I expect to be on-plan most of the time, aside from the wine.

Stephanie

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