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For the next 10 days, I won’t be posting anything, as my wife’s family and my family are getting together for a cruise to beautiful Alaska.
This is our periodic big-family get-together, where it’s easiest to board a ship and not worry about the logistics of traveling (especially when we have older folks traveling).
Unfortunately, we all know too well the increased abundance of food on a cruise ship. Brutal, to say the least.
Last year, we went on a cruise about five months after I started an intermittent fasting lifestyle, right about the time I reached 6% or 7% body fat (from 15%). Happily, the 5 months of learning the IF lifestyle allowed me to enjoy everything about the cruise — including the over-abundance of food and endless alcoholic drinks — and not feel an ounce of guilt, or add an ounce of extra fat post vacation.
Intermittent fasting before, during, and after the cruise had kept my body fat virtually the same after I left the ship as when boarded.
This cruise coming up tomorrow will be no different — I’ve been IFing, will continue to IF here and there on the ship, and will continue to IF after. Nothing will be different.
I will enjoy the cruise vacation with family and friends, and indulge in food, drinks, and fun activities — I’ll take it all in.
Intermittent fasting. What a liberating tool!
See you all at The Lean Saloon when I return. Hopefully I’ll bring back new perspectives on intermittent fasting while vacationing.