Healthy Eating on a Cruise— What I Actually Ate!

This fourth post will cover what and how I actually ate during the cruise. If you’re just joining in, the first post in the series covers pre cruise research; the second post covers foods and tools I brought with me; and the third post covers beverages and activity. Going into the cruise, I had some Read more about Healthy Eating on a Cruise— What I Actually Ate![…]

Healthy Eating on a Cruise— Beverages & Activity

This is a series covering, in detail, my strategies and approaches to eating healthy on a recent 18 day transatlantic cruise with Royal Caribbean. I ended up losing 4.2 lbs. The first post covers pre-cruise research. The second post covers foods and tools I brought with me. This post will briefly cover beverages and activity. Read more about Healthy Eating on a Cruise— Beverages & Activity[…]

Healthy Eating On a Cruise: Food Planning

As I mentioned in my first post in this Healthy Cruise Eating Series, I recently got back from an 18 day transatlantic cruise with Royal Caribbean during which time I lost 4.2 lbs. My intention with this series is to increase your awareness of various strategies you can use to stick to your healthy eating Read more about Healthy Eating On a Cruise: Food Planning[…]

Healthy Eating On A Cruise: Pre Cruise Research

I just got back from an amazing 18 day transatlantic cruise with Royal Caribbean aboard the Serenade of the Seas! And while I could go on and on about how wonderful and beautiful that experience was, the focus of this blog post is on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle (especially if weight loss and Read more about Healthy Eating On A Cruise: Pre Cruise Research[…]

Low Carb & Weight Loss

A low carb approach to weight loss is popular because it works for a lot of people. But referring to a dietary pattern as “low carb” or “keto” is really not useful because it’s not specific enough. Additionally, diet is only one determinant of weight. Other important components are stress reduction, getting quality sleep, and Read more about Low Carb & Weight Loss[…]

Diet Update: Keto Pescatarian

I’ve recently made changes to my diet. I am currently following a 20 net carb plant predominant keto pescatarian way of eating. Contrary to popular belief, a ketogenic diet does NOT need to be high in bacon, butter, cheese, and meat. The only animal products I consume are organic pasture-raised eggs and wild caught seafood. Read more about Diet Update: Keto Pescatarian[…]

Are Diets Restrictive?

Well…yeah. But why is that bad? Why does that cause many people to feel “deprived”? Most diets restrict or eliminate processed foods and added sugars, which are strongly linked to inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. Many successful diets also take a phased approach, beginning with a more restrictive initial phase and then widening food choice Read more about Are Diets Restrictive?[…]

3 Simple Food Tips

Here are three simple tips that can help you increase the quality of your diet:   Opt for real, whole, unprocessed foods. Vegetables! Fruits! Wild caught seafood! This is real food, and it’s delicious.   Check the ingredients list to make sure there’s no added sugar. Especially pay attention to nuts/nut butters and spices/seasonings/condiments.   Read more about 3 Simple Food Tips[…]

Practice Bringing Attention to Your Eating

  If you struggle with overeating and aren’t reaching your weight loss goals on your low carb diet, here’s a tip: when you’re eating, eat. Put away your phone and turn off the tv. Don’t eat in front of the computer. Turn your attention to what you are eating and how you are eating it, Read more about Practice Bringing Attention to Your Eating[…]