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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let talk about travel, Pt 3: Dieting.

Source: None via David on Pinterest

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.

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?


  1. When I went to San Francisco I pretty much ate and drank what I wanted too and still lost weight because I walked so much! I just made smarter choices about what to eat and portion sizes and I shared things that I wanted that seemed truly decadent...but seriously I pretty much ate what I wanted and lost weight because I was so active!

  2. Mmmm that food looks good! And while on vacation, I pretty much eat anything and everything.

  3. My diet would never ever last with Cafe Du Monde within 10 miles.

  4. Yeah, it's New Orleans. My family is from there so I visit about once a year. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to be on a diet there, so just enjoy the food, don't go too overboard (but you better enjoy some beignets for me!), and walk a lot! Krystle has some good advice-- I second it!

  5. I say eat what you want! Then go to one of the amazing parks (Audubon) and walk/run. Or walk everywhere in the quarter. You'll find away to make it work. Enjoy your time there!

  6. I'm SO bad. I actually gave up being a vegetarian of three years just to go on my trip to Tennessee :O

    I always blow diets on trips. I figure I may never get to go back and explore and try the food so I have to live in the moment. I would hate to pass something up and regret it once it's too late :)