Day 4 , Honey, the laundry shrunk all my clothes

No they didn't.

 Face it. You have been on board three days now. You have eaten half your weight at several meals.  YOU'RE A PIG !!!!!!!  YOU EAT ALL YOUR MEALS AT THE BUFFET BECAUSE YOU THINK MAKING SEVERAL TRIPS FOR FOOD IS MORE DISCREET THAN ORDERING SECONDS AND THIRDS FROM A WAITER !!!!!!     GUESS WHAT ?   WE ALL SEE YOU !!!!!    

You don't hear us, but everyone you just walked past has said " unbelievable, that's his third ( fourth ) trip to the buffet. Doesn't his wife feed him at home ? Did he starve himself for the last two weeks ?   I bet he's gonna hibernate for a month when he gets home. "

 

Slow down.  Relax.  I know you want to try all the nice foods, but you don't have to do it AT EVERY MEAL...one word.....chew........take your time. Savor the meal.   Most important, when your stomach tells your brain it's full (almost full ),  STOP EATING !!!!!!!!!!       You can have more or something else later. By later, I mean about 15 minutes until more food is served somewhere.

 

Trust me. Your overall experience will be much better if you follow this advice.

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We don't do too many buffets. However, when we do I generally make 3 to 4 trips Happy. It's not because I'm piling up food, but trying not to waste it. First trip for salad, next trip I'll start on entrees but just get 1 or 2 items, instead of Ioading up a plate and not be able to finish it all. I'll then go back to get some fruit for dessert. When it's real crowded, I go to plan B - the balcony. 

Yep - "push aways" definitely help win the "battle of the bulge." Lots of tricks come in and out of fashion: drinking a tall glass of water before dining, going "low carb" or "gluten free." Just not eating so much probably works best. 

On a ship I generally eat as I do at home.  I usually eat only twice a day.  On a cruise ship though I do like to start my full day with a nice breakfast.  Yep, eggs, sausage, bagel and home fries.  MMMMMMM goooood.  Dang it..... 152 days left. 

Yes, but...

Diet that works for everybody that uses it............"PUT THE FORK DOWN".

 

I do multiple trips to the buffet with small amounts each trip,  this gives more time for message to get from stomach to brain that it's full.  I start out with the salad bar then on to entree and vegetables (1/2 the plate) .  After that,  Woo Who,  the sweets table for a small item and no buffet meal is done with out some soft serve on the way out.

 

One year I found some cool European military surplus trench coats.   I got one as did one of my brothers and my brother inlaw.  The next year after my visit to the family up north my sister asked if I took home the wrong coat as his coat was to small on him now............ well,   I checked,  I took home my coat.  I was not the cause,  it was the new bread maker that they got.  The coat did not get any smaller.

Good story!

It's kind of a Catch Twenty-two. Cruise ship offers SPECTACULAR buffet - passengers complain they gain weight. Cruise Ship provides more conservative buffet - and drives them to the "for pay venue" and passengers complain.

 

But seriously - when in doubt? Let's go for SPECTACULAR buffet.

It would be nice if, for once, a passenger took responsibility for his/her own actions.

If you gain weight on a cruise, it is not the lines fault for providing a buffet for 3000 passengers, it is your fault for eating enough for 10.

Then again, the salt air is known to shrink clothingBig Smile

I knew it!  Thanks for the confirmation.Love

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