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ATHENA-NADINE SparkPoints: (20,812)
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4/15/13 6:43 P

Thanks so much everyone. I'm so grateful for the support. It's only 7 days and I know I can do this. I have to figure out how to eat well when I'm not at home anyway, so it might as well be now. If I make it through this trip without gaining, even if I don't lose, I will be thrilled. emoticon

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/15/13 6:37 P

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WORDWOMAN7 SparkPoints: (11,240)
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4/15/13 4:58 P

Hi, Thena:

Rules change (so definitely check), but we took food into the Magic Kingdom and ate our lunches that way. I'd also do some advance research on Disney World's website because I'm sure there are some healthy options available.

I bet that you'll do great. It sounds like you've been working really hard at this; trust your head and body to do the best you can while you're away. But I would definitely take an "emergency food" along so that you don't get so hungry that you cave and eat the first thing you can find.

Bon voyage!

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4/15/13 1:50 P

This is the first time I've really cared that much about it beyond making sure I had some goldfish or something for the kids. You can't bring a cooler and they go through all of your bags at Magic Kingdom. You can bring so e outside food, but no "unprepared food."

I'll figure it all out. I'm just a bit nervous because this is the first time I actually care about what I eat all day. :)

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/15/13 1:29 P

I refuse to buy food at theaters if I do not want to and any attraction place. I always find a way of sneaking things in with my purse, carry all bag, fanny pack, or whatever. If I want their foods fine, but if I want mine no one with make me eat theirs.

KITTY_SOZE Posts: 79
4/15/13 12:28 P

I like to quell my nervousness about going out to eat by looking at the menu ahead of time, and deciding on what I'm going to have before I even get there. If found this food blog about some of Disney's restaurants, which include menus:
. I'm sure you'll be able to find some guidance on other places you're visiting by looking around online, as well.

Also, when you're at a sit-down place or on-the-go, consider ordering from the kids' menu. They are smaller portions, and you can probably get some add-ons that might make the choices more "sophisticated" for an adult palate.

Most importantly, have fun on your trip!

SBURDEN Posts: 10,608
4/15/13 11:19 A

Vacations can be tricky, but like the last person posted, bring as much as you can and plan ahead. Most of the time you can bring things in (w/o places knowing) especially if the items are small. I do that almost all the time and it really helps. Be honest with the waiters when eating out that you are looking for the healthiest options. If you have the ability to do some research online ahead of time, that may help as well! Good luck and have fun!

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4/15/13 11:01 A

hope you have a safe trip and a great visit! You are thinkng about this BEFORE you go, and that's a GREAT THING!

I've been known to stash an apple or some clementines in my purse. I also like Kind bars and Larabar Uber for those types of situations.

or you could maybe do a small baggie with some carrots, celery, bell pepper, etc. Or make your own trail mix with nuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins/dried fruit. Measure it out in snack bags so you know the nutrition info. There are even some decent whole grain healthy crackers available - just read the labels.

have you checked out the workout facilities at the hotels yet? Most have a workout room. Some have arrangements with a health club close by. If you are currently a gym member, your gym may have an 'away' program that lets you use their other locations when you are traveling.
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Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 4/15/2013 (11:01)
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4/15/13 10:50 A

We're leaving early Thursday morning to go to Florida for a wedding and a family vacation. We'll be gone a week. We'll be staying in three different hotels during that time. I'm feeling very good about my food choices right now, while I have so much control over my environment and the food I cook. I am packing a soft cooler so I can easily have healthy snacks in the car/during the day, and will likely eat a lot if salads with the dressing in the side, but I'm still worried. There will be places I will not be allowed to bring food into, like LegoLand and Magic Kingdom, and healthy choices aren't always that easy there.

I'm concerned about the calories and fat, yes, but I am also concerned about the sodium. The last time I went to On the Border I ate fajita chicken and vegetables and my feet were swelling by the time I got home because if the salt. Also, very greasy foods make me nauseous now.

I really want to stay on track and not be miserable/sick to my stomach.

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