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3/3/08 6:01 A

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I live in Ft Myers. There is Ada's, Fresh Market, Mother Earth. I just discovered the Fresh Market and founds some good foods there.

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3/1/08 8:59 A

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For the OP: If you're going to be anywhere near Fort Myers, there's Ada's, a huge natural/organic grocery store. As someone else said, Publix is very good.

Have fun in Florida!
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2/29/08 7:01 P

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I use to work at disneyworld during my high school and college days...many moons ago. I just returned from 5 days at Disneyland. The parks have really changed with offering more variety in the healthy arena. The park guides/maps have the locations of all restaurants and snack (faster prepared foods). Along with location it will list their main offerings such as salads, hamburgers while others may offer sandwiches and turkey legs etc. You should have no problem finding fruits to snack on just walking from place to place in vendor carts...atleast Disneyland is like that. We did a character breakfast that offered many sweets and treats, but I passed through the whole thing and looked for what I would normally have...lox (salmon),fruit, eggs, leaner meats...on and on. it is totally doable. They tell you that they allow no outside foods, but I was able to bring in my water and smaller snacks...they ck all bags before you enter. I didn't take much the first day thinking they wouldn't let it in, but the rest of the time no one said anything...it really depends on who you get. It gets much hotter in may so you'll gravitate towards water and pack plenty of sunscreen! Oh, the portions are big at restaurants so consider sharing with others may also be helpful. I did a lot of sharing with my family...a few bites of this and that when it came to treats, but I mostly stuck to salads, chicken, fruits, and tons of water. I returned from the trip and had worked of another pound. You'll do tons of walking.

The main grocery store is Publix and you can find them everywhere. They have deli and ready made items, fruits, veggies, etc. I also travel with ready made higher protein and lower carb drinks...it's great for when I can't find something and I'm hungry. If I were eating with relatives in their home, I would offer to cook with them and make what i need for me...don't be afraid to ask for what you need or do it for yourself...if you don't do it for you, no one else will. If we go out to eat, I look online for menus and nutritional info so my mind is made up before I get there.

hope this helps. Have a fantastic time with vacations and family.


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2/29/08 6:57 P

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I use to work at disneyworld during my high school and college days...many moons ago. I just returned from 5 days at Disneyland. The parks have really changed with offering more variety in the healthy arena. The park guides/maps have the locations of all restaurants and snack (faster prepared foods). Along with location it will list their main offerings such as salads, hamburgers while others may offer sandwiches and turkey legs etc. You should have no problem finding fruits to snack on just walking from place to place in vendor carts...atleast Disneyland is like that. We did a character breakfast that offered many sweets and treats, but I passed through the whole thing and looked for what I would normally have...lox (salmon),fruit, eggs, leaner meats...on and on. it is totally doable. They tell you that they allow no outside foods, but I was able to bring in my water and smaller snacks...they ck all bags before you enter. I didn't take much the first day thinking they wouldn't let it in, but the rest of the time no one said anything...it really depends on who you get. It gets much hotter in may so you'll gravitate towards water and pack plenty of sunscreen! Oh, the portions are big at restaurants so consider sharing with others may also be helpful. I did a lot of sharing with my family...a few bites of this and that when it came to treats, but I mostly stuck to salads, chicken, fruits, and tons of water. I returned from the trip and had worked of another pound. You'll do tons of walking.

The main grocery store is Publix and you can find them everywhere. They have deli and ready made items, fruits, veggies, etc. I also travel with ready made higher protein and lower carb drinks...it's great for when I can't find something and I'm hungry. If I were eating with relatives in their home, I would offer to cook with them and make what i need for me...don't be afraid to ask for what you need or do it for yourself...if you don't do it for you, no one else will. If we go out to eat, I look online for menus and nutritional info so my mind is made up before I get there.

hope this helps. Have a fantastic time with vacations and family.


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2/29/08 5:44 P

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Here are some helpful hints when you go somewhere different than home. Don't let social influences deter you from what you want to do. Don't be afraid to ask at a restaurant how they fix their foods. You will always be safe with getting a healthy salad (small or large) with a peice of chicken, turkey, fish or seafood. And don't fear the steak either. If you can get a lean cut that is fine, if not have it anyway getting rid of the fat and cutting off your portion and having them doggie bag the rest. Just stay away from the bread baskets, decadent desserts etc. And if you want a dessert - get it, split it up amongst your table or with your significant other.

Also breakfast at a restaurant - don't be afraid to ask for egg whites, oatmeal, scrambled whites with veggies in a whole wheat wrap or whole grain toast. Get some fresh fruit with you meal and you are good to go. Take your snacks or go to a store when you arrive and pick up some healthy things that travel well with you during the day. And don't forget - but a small cooler so that you can fill it with stuff that needs to be kept cold and can stay in the car or sightsee with you. They don't cost much and even if you have to leave the cooler behind on your return home, it is worth the convenience of being to keep your healthy foods right with you.

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2/29/08 4:50 P

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Good Afternoon Ladies!!!

Coincidentally I was in Daytona Beach for my vacation a few months ago and had no problem making clean food choices but we were lucky enough to have a full kitchen in our suite!!! I stocked up on healthy snacks, fruit and tons of water from the local grocery store!!! I always made sure I had an extra protein bar in my purse just in case we ate someplace that wasn't "clean" friendly but for the most part it was not so bad!!!

Most amusement parks have healthy choices now if you look for them and are willing to pay the higher prices for them!!!

Have a great time both of you and don't worry...FL is the sunshine state so at least you'll be guaranteed some good citrus!!! LOL!!!

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2/29/08 4:34 P

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Thanks Bree!!! I guess I already know this stuff but I do tend to make myself into a basket case worrying about every little slip up.

I 'll keep all the tips in mind!!!

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2/29/08 2:36 P

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You guys will do fine. Just set your mind to stick to the clean eating. Most amusement parks offer a salad option and/or some kind of chicken sandwich. Just lose the bread and add an apple or something. If you go out, just ask the waiter if they can modify the selections for you -- no sauce, dressing on the side, extra veggies instead of the unhealty side options. It's a challenge, I won't lie, but it's doable. As far as family members go, just be honest with them. Let them know about you new eating habits and they'll probably do what they can to help. You might even inspire them to start eating cleaner. I know I'm having to do some of this as well. Good luck and have a great time on vacation!

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2/29/08 2:17 P

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Hi, I'm so grateful you started this thread!!!

I'm taking my family to Disney World 5th April to the 12th.
We staying at one of the Disney resorts and meals and the health facilities are included in my package.

I'm also worried that opportunities for clean eating may not always be available.
I've made resevations at resturants for dinner every night that we'll be there....their menus seem to be clean eating friendlyif I order my meals in that fashion.

Breakfast,lunches,and snack are the meals I'm most worried about.

Has anyone been there for a stay? and can you give some helpful suggestions!!!!!

Didi

GOALS FOR 2009

Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle (110-118lbs)

Run 1000miles in 2009

Strength train three times weekly

Run 2 out of Province Half Marathons:-

Personal motto:-
Without sacrafice there is no victory!!!





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2/29/08 1:59 P

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I am going to Florida March 13 - 19. I already have a gym lined up to go to, but I am so worried about how I am going to eat. I know for a fact that my neice & her husband don't eat clean, and I also know that my son-in-law & daughter don't either (they are going with me). I'm hoping to find a grocery store close by so I can do a quick shopping trip.


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