Food on a cruise

By RBradley Latest Reply 2011-02-06 18:41:55 -0600
Started 2011-02-03 18:07:53 -0600

Hi all,
I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic. Was diagnosed on my birthday, jan 26th. Since then, I have started taking Metformin, and my doc also started me on a diuretic because my BP was higher than it had been. Since being diagnosed 2 weeks ago, I have been watching my diet, cut out sweets, cut down carbs, cut out salt and cut down my caffeine (bp reasons). I have lost 18 lbs in just doing those things. I'm sure some if could also be attributed to water weight with the diuretic as well. Just as a clarification, I know I don't have to give up everything, it was my choice to try to lose weight. Now for my question. I will be going on a cruise next week. I am very concerned about the abundance of food available on a cruise. I have maintained very good control of my diet at home. I just am not sure how well I can control it on a cruise with all those choices. And, will they have healthier choices available? I don't want to undo all the good things I have already done.

6 replies

RBradley 2011-02-06 18:41:55 -0600 Report

Thanks everybody for the tips. I've pretty much eaten out only twice since I found out I had diabetes. Pre-diagnosis, I ate out all the time. I guess I've enjoyed the control I had in fixing my own meals and knowing exactly what and how they were prepared. I can say with honesty, I do have control issues. LOL. I know I will have to relax a little and not worry so much. I'm new at this and learning. I really am looking forward to the cruise, just a little anxious. thanks again for the replies.

CaliKo 2011-02-04 12:43:59 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC and enjoy your cruise! There should be lots of good choices, so take your calorie king or other carb counter and meter with you and enjoy. Take advantage of the activities, too.

Krys~G 2011-02-04 11:14:02 -0600 Report

Hastings has alot of great books on counting carbs and what to eat and not to eat books that list many different restaurants. I have also found that if you ask at the restaurant they have healthier alternatives. I also get everything on the side right down to the cheese and butter. That way I have control over the amounts put on my foods and i don't leave feeling ripped off. If they don't have a nutrition chart, I leave! But try taking a book on carbs with you and it may really help!! Good luck

GabbyPA 2011-02-03 22:00:16 -0600 Report

Cruises are known for the great food, but go and have great fun! Do as many of the special events and excursions as you can. It keeps your mind off the overflowing food and on the incredible fun. Your meter is your friend and use it often to make sure you are on track. But don't let the "idea" of all that "no-no" food ruin a great time. Make wise choices and if you choose to have a treat, just remember to count it and not eat something else. Oh, and did I say....Have Fun!!

MewElla 2011-02-03 18:55:24 -0600 Report

How exciting to be going on a cruise. I went to Alaska on a cruise and it was wonderful. There is lots of food and lots of choices you can make. Stay away from the sweets and rich foods of carbs. You will have lots to choose from that is wonderful and extremely good. Have fun!!

Harlen 2011-02-03 18:50:07 -0600 Report

Hello I too am going on one soon and have gone on menny after I knew I had D and it was no big deal ,theres lots of food we can have LOTS lol
The one thing that I do now that I didnt do befor I eat only fruit that I peal or cut up.Dont drink the the fruit drinks they have lots of sugare in them .
Have fun
Best wishes