A Gluttony Environment — So Good!

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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.

My brother Louis, my father, and me, on last year's cruise and enjoying quality Cognac after dinner. I had fasted all day, then pounded dinner and drinks on this night.

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!

My wife and my folks. I'm enjoying tea at the end of my intermittent fasting, right before dinner.

See you all at The Lean Saloon when I return. Hopefully I’ll bring back new perspectives on intermittent fasting while vacationing.

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11 Responses to A Gluttony Environment — So Good!

  1. Jeff says:

    Sounds like a great time with family.
    Have fun & thanks for the great motivating material you are kind enough to post for others here.
    My wife is even starting to be interested in IF , I think it will be easy once she sees more of my positive results.

    • Johnny says:

      Great, Jeff. Be sure to share with us your (and your wife’s) result and experience.

      Bon voyage,

  2. Greg Linster says:

    Have a great trip Johnny! It’s going to be a tough 10 days or so since I often count on your posts to rejuvenate me during my fast periods.

    Enjoy the cruise and AK!


  3. mommy1.618 says:

    Hi Johnny,

    Enjoy the time with your loved ones! I look forward to your next post post-vacation. Incidentally, I’ve done it and taken the plunge. I just started IF at the beginning of July and am already feeling/seeing a difference…

    • Johnny says:

      Great, mommy1!

      I’ve been doing research into feed patterns and metabolism.

      Will share at a future date.

      Currently we’re in the town of Hains, AK. Small, slow, simple.

      We were in Juneau, AK, a couple days ago. Lots of great salmon dishes, including smoked salmon. I can live on this stuff…with champaigne and chocolate sundae.

      There has been times (during the cruise) for caloric excess; but there are times for caloric deficit. It’s been averaging a good balance so far, while I’m thoroughly enjoying the vacation.

      No stress, all fun. Still ripped and cognitively sharp. IF has been good company.


      • Mommy1.618 says:

        Hi Johnny,

        I hadn’t been checking this post because you were on the vacay. So, many thanks for your reply dated July 27th. August is my second official month of doing IF. Nothing much to report, other than I really do like the empty feeling during my fasts. I took off about 9 weeks from any kind of working out and just restarted last week. I wanted to get my IF down pat before doing my DVD workouts again. Again, thank you for all that you do!

  4. Bret says:

    Hey Johnny awesome blog. I have just discovered IF. Ive been trying to get lean the past 6 months with little success using a traditional low calorie balanced diet. I find i keep binging on foods. When you enjoy foods like alcohol and pizza do you do this infrequently?

    • Johnny says:

      I eat big, too. IF allows me to still eat big without smashing my calorie ceiling all the time. But IF also taught me to listen to my true hunger. Hope that helps.


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