10 Tips for Eating Healthy and Low Carb on a Cruise
Here Are 10 Low Carb Tips for Cruising:
- Set up a “Standing Dietary Order” meet with your restaurant head waiter and have them set this up for you under your state room number.
- Have the ship prepare some low carb/sugar free options for you. The best way to get a low carb/sugar free dessert on a ship is to say you want a “gluten free/sugar free dessert.” This will keep them from making you sugar free cake which is high carb!
- Don’t make the mistake of eating no sugar added ice cream which is very high in carbs too!
- Another great tip is to put in a standing order to have Blackberries, Raspberries and Strawberries delivered to your state room around 3:00pm each day (hold the blueberries that are higher carb) this will keep your glucose levels supported in the afternoon to help you from getting tired and ravenous at dinner time.
- Bring LC-Natural Sweet Drops with you and drink the free unsweetened ice tea all the ships offer.
- Remember alcohol will seriously slow the processing of fat out of your body, so the high fat part of the low carb diet will need to be watched if your drinking alcohol.
- Some Ships are putting breading in their hamburgers! Ask them, recently on the NCL Breakaway Ship all the garden café hamburgers were loaded with breading, but you could get a 100% beef burger at the Irish pub on deck 7, just ask the guys with the tall hats, they know what’s in the food.
- If you’re not sure what’s in the salad dressings, go for caesar or blue cheese. These usually are not made with sugar.
- Have another standing order for low carb vegetable plate at night like spinach, asparagus or broccoli and then you can order your proteins off the menu easily each night.
- Talk with the head waiter and preplan your next evening’s meal ahead, they are happy to help you with your low carb diet. They will bring you the next nights menu and you can make adjustments 24 hours in advance.