You have plenty of options to indulge in an eating spree while on a cruise holiday. Yet it is not too hard to stick to a healthy, calorie conscious cruise diet, which is tasty nevertheless. Even on a buffet, with the help of mart calorie checks and mindful eating, you can limit tucking in unnecessary foods.
Given below are few tips to follow in a cruise diet:
Select the Dining Venue Cautiously
In case you can’t control your eating fancies and tend to overeat at a buffet or a set course, it is ideal to stay away from that. You can opt for the main dining room to choose from a menu instead of making bad food choices in a buffet. However, if you like to make use of the flexibility of a buffet then you must choose that.
Not Necessary to Order Every Course
It is not necessary that you need to order and sample all courses available in the menu. Although it is very easy to get bullied by the pressure of sampling at least one dish from each course, you can smartly overcome this by ordering what is necessary for you.
Opt for Half Portions
There is the option of ordering less size meals in the cruise, like half portions of starters, main course and desserts. If you know that you can’t control your greed for a particular dish, go for a smaller portion of it. In a buffet, don’t get overwhelmed and fill your plate with all delicacies, instead gauge the spread and fill the plate with small quantities.
Avoid Heavy Dressings and Sauces
A salad is healthy as long as it is not overloaded with toppings, sauces and dressings. Stay away from the feel-good and unhealthy frillings of salad section to avoid unnecessary calories.
Combine Heavy and Light Meals
It is a wise idea to combine a spurge meal with a plain simple meal, to avoid feeling bloated. If you know that you are going to have a heavy lunch or dinner with your favourite delicacies, it is best to keep the other meals as simple as possible. Besides, you need to skip those tempting midmorning and in-between snacking as well.
Include Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Try to fill yourself with fresh fruits and salads so that you end up eating less quantity of main foods. Drink lot of water instead of soda and aerated drinks to feel good and healthy in a cruise.
Although the food temptations are overwhelming in a cruise, you can follow these simple steps and follow a healthy eating plan. Even though you are tucking in more than required, you can always hit the fitness room of the cruise to get the calories burned.