Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cruise Food!

I went on a Carnival cruise with the family!  We had a great time but I had some food anxiety starting out.  I did gain 6 pounds but 2 days post cruise it's almost all gone. 
This is what I ate and what I did on my 7 day cruise!

Cruise Food
Started the cruise with a little food anxiety. The buffets were huge!  There was always fruit (yes!), but the greens were lacking and usually cooked (sigh). 

Sunday- Carnival offers vegetarian meals in the dining room!
Started the journey with a  piña colada!  For dinner I had white wine and the Indian Vegetarian dish which was pretty tasty.  They spread the food out over 3 plates so I felt special at the table. LOL! For dessert I had some of the chocolate cake and the tropical fruit plate. 

Monday - Found the Mongolian BBQ buffet!
For breakfast I had the fruit, juice and some tea.  Downside on the juice. I saw the container and it was 60% juice from concentrate.  Don't know what the other 40% was so I stopped drinking the juice after that. 
For lunch I did the Mongolian BBQ with veggies only.  YUM!!!!
I snacked on some nuts, kaput and goji that I brought from home.  I should have brought more!
I tried one of their onboard  smoothies.  It tasted like they mixed in some sprite so I passed on that (till the last day).
Dinner was a Greek salad, lobster, strawberry and cream soup and an alligator fritter.   (The cream soup and fritter were a mis-step, I payed for that by being plugged for 2 days.  Ugh)
This was a major lounging day by the pool.  I did take a dip a few times. :)  Also got a great hot stone massage.

Tuesday - Found the omelet bar, the espresso bar and the magnesium.
For breakfast I took it easy with fruit, omelet and a coffee.
Snacks were a green tea soy latte, fruit and the rest of the nuts. 
Dinner was baked fished and skipped on dessert.  Still feeling really full.

Wednesday - Saturday
Continued eating fruits but lost my taste for the salads.  I  had to incorporate more of the cooked foods.  Also went on some excursions with walking and snorkeling.   I was feeling much better by Saturday and the cruise drinks were getting tastier. 

Sunday - The party's over.
On Sunday we were back on dry land looking tan and happy.
I felt tired and sluggish and napped 2hours.  Sought out the organics!  I ate ta salmon sushi roll and a bowl of seaweed salad.  I then drank 20oz of Green Goodness juice.   I made some fresh organic salsa and for dinner ate tilapia, organic broccoli and organic potato with seaweed.

Monday - Feeling awful...could I be detoxing?
Ate organic oatmeal and flax with an organic kiwi and a banana.  Organic celery with organic peanut butter. 
Lunch ate left over yakisoba and an organic salad with seaweed and flax oil
By noon I felt a cold coming on and had ginger tea with a lot of honey and ate pistachios and drank 20oz of the Green Goodness juice. 
Right after dinner I started to get a huge headache over my left eye then all around my head.  I had to lie down and thankfully fell asleep.  My shoulders are tight and achy.

Tuesday - The journey home. 
I ate lightly on Tuesday since I spent most of the time at the airport.  I did stay hydrated and took some Tylenol throughout the day. 

Tired, but starting to feel better.
I'm back at home and eating my own food again!  I had an organic spinach, mango, banana smoothie and rested.  I'm starting to feel better now!  Whew!  It's tough making good food choices on a cruise.  Next cruise I'll need to take some major supplements with me and not be tempted with dairy and desserts.  But, I had a blast! 

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