We just returned from a cruise to Mexico. We’re from Phoenix so we
weren’t escaping the cold, just the dirt and our busy lives. We met a
nice couple at dinner the first night with a cruise-mindset pretty
typical of the sort of thing we heard all over the ship: "We already
know we’ll gain ten pounds." With their cruise-mindset, I'll bet they
On the other hand, my husband and I continued to use our "eat what
you love, love what you eat" mindset throughout the cruise and
each gained just a pound - which we're blaming on the margaritas!
Overcoming the Cruise-Mindset
So how do you enjoy a cruise (or any vacation) without going
overboard? You don’t need to deprive yourself but you do need to change
your thinking from the cruise-mindset (CM) to an Eat What You
Love mindset (EWYL). To show you the difference,
I’ll use examples from each of the decision points in the Am I Hungry?
Eating Cycle. (To review the Eating Cycle, see Chapter 1 of Eat What
You Love, Love What You Eat or download it
Of course, even if you aren't going on a cruise, the Eat What You
Love mindset applies to any situation where there's an abundance of food
- in other words, every day of your life!
Why? (Why do I eat?)
CM: I'm on vacation so I'm going to eat as much as I want.
EWYL: I'm on
vacation so I'm going to eat as much as I want, but not more than I
CM: I dieted before I came and I'll go back on my diet when I get
home to lose what I gain. I better enjoy it while I can.
EWYL: I eat what I love
and love what I eat every day.
When? (When do I
CM: Food is everywhere all the time so I can eat constantly.
EWYL: Food is
everywhere all the time so I can wait to eat until I'm actually hungry.
What? (What do I
CM: The buffets are amazing! I’m going to try everything.
EWYL: The buffets are
amazing! I can choose what I love and skip the rest.
CM: The food is so good!
Some of the food is so good. When it isn’t, I don’t bother with more
than a bite.
CM: I don't want to miss out on anything.
EWYL: The food just
keeps showing up so there’s no need to worry about missing a thing.
CM: I’m not going to worry about what I eat this week.
EWYL: I eat to meet my
needs for nourishment and enjoyment no matter where I am.
How Much? (How much do I
CM: I have to get my money's worth.
EWYL: I get my money's
worth when I eat exactly what I need. More than that is a waste of food
and makes me feel uncomfortable.
CM: I'm on vacation so I'm going to splurge.
EWYL: I’m on vacation
so I going to enjoy some new foods and activities.
CM: I’m going to eat until I’m unconscious.
EWYL: I’m going to eat
until I feel content then I’m going to relax with a good book.
Where? (Where do I
use my fuel do?)
CM: I'll eat until I'm stuffed tonight but I'll hit the gym to
make up for it tomorrow.
eat until I'm comfortable tonight. Maybe I'll check out the gym
CM: Why exercise? I'm on vacation!
EWYL: Why exercise? I'm
on vacation! I can swim, walk on the beach, dance, kayak, and rock
CM: I know
I'll gain ten pounds.
know I'll enjoy an abundance of wonderful food and come home feeling
By changing your cruise-mindset to an eat what you love, love what
you eat mindset, you'll enjoy your cruise or vacation without
taking it home with you.
Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly!
Michelle May, M.D.
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