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Steer Your Cruise Vacation Toward Weight Loss Success


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When you've considered a dream cruise, you'll are concerned that your best intentions about eating nutritiously and exercising regularly would...well...jump ship.

Until fairly recently, that wont to be the case. Now, while enjoying delicious meals remains a neighborhood of the cruising experience, it isn't the defining one. Most cruise lines offer healthier, lower-fat dinner options and also are quite willing to accommodate special dietary requests. 

"While on a cruise, it's important-and easy-to consider the three key areas of healthy living: food, body and mind," says Lisa Talamini, RD-Chief Nutritionist and Program Director for Jenny Craig, Inc.

"In the world of food, remember to refill on fresh fruits and vegetables, order lean cuts of meat or fish, and check out lower-calorie alcohol alternatives like wine spritzers," advises Talamini. "For the body, cash in of the onboard gym, planned physical activities, and therefore the chance to bop the night away. Your mind are often nurtured with a special treatment from the ship's spa, by exploring ports of call, or by relaxing quietly by the pool."

Here are a couple of simple ways to remain fit while on a cruise:

• At a buffet, survey the table and choose what you will have before you get in line. Wait until the road thins; then take only what you had planned. And one trip only.

• relax your "spirits." rather than a higher-calorie cocktail, sip on a glass of soda water , a champagne spritzer or a virgin Cosmopolitan. 

• During formal dinner seatings, request your low-fat dressing on the side. Using the "drip-n-drizzle" technique, dip your fork into the dressing, so you get just a touch with each bite. 

• Dying for dessert? Order one serving of sorbet or something fruit based and share it together with your table. 

• Take a stroll on deck after every meal. inhale the fresh salt air, chat together with your travel companion, and provides your meal a well-deserved opportunity to digest.

• Choose shore excursions that involve physical activity. Golfing, hiking up to waterfalls, snorkeling and island biking are fun--plus an honest workout.

• dabble within the pool. you'll not be ready to do laps but swimming stroke or doing aqua aerobics are both terrific ways to stay moving and active.