Thursday, October 27, 2011
Let talk about travel, Pt 3: Dieting.
Ok, so food on vacation is a bit of a sore subject right now. I've been fretting all week about whether or not I'm going to to stick to my diet or not during the days I'll be in New Orleans.
Where you can literally walk around town with a daiquiri in your hand. Where they sprinkle fried cake batter with powdered sugar, and call it breakfast. Where there's some of the best restaurants in the world.
Not to mention, I'll be staying with one of the best southern cooks the world has ever seen. (If you haven't had the chance to eat a meal prepared by an 80 year old New Orleans native... you're missing out!)
I went back & forth, coming up with plan after plan on how I'd follow the Slow-Carb Diet while in the land of Cajun. And then I had a realization. I've been on some form of diet since June. Maybe it's time to take a break?
The second that thought popped in my head, the fear and anxiety went away. I was to the point where I was seriously considering not going on the trip because of my diet. Which is embarrassing to admit. But it's what I was thinking.
So, I will officially not be on any diet for the next few days. I want to enjoy life, with friends and family. Also, I think the time with no rules will help me refresh. As I wrote last week, I've been a little frustrated with my lack of progress lately, and I'm hoping a little time off will do me well.
So I'm curious... How have you mixed dieting with vacations?