Thursday, April 21, 2011

Food, Food, Glorious Food!

(pic is from Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show..yum, yum, and another yum!)

I love to eat. I've never ever hidden that fact. My husband often will point out that I occasionally eat more than him. Can't help it...when mama finds something good, mama wants to eat it all up!!

At home I am real good about eating healthy and watching our fat and calorie intake. My lunches and snacks during the day are usually pretty simple and boring and healthy. Dinner I go a little more fun, but still only make healthy dishes. I have several low fat/low cal cookbooks and subscribe to a fab healthy cooking magazine. I've found quite a bit of good tasting meals that are good for us.

But when we go to Disney, it's a food fest!!! I don't watch what we eat, I don't count calories...I just enjoy and indulge!!

I once read an average day in Walt Disney World has guests walking about 4 miles. That's a lot of exercise. And for me, it totally counteracts the food I eat while there. I rarely ever come home heavier and if so, maybe a pound that is quickly taken off once I get back into my normal gym routine. I work hard at the gym all year so I can indulge when we're on vacation.

So how about you?? Do you indulge on vacation or stick with your normal healthy diet (if you have one)?


  1. I definitely indulge myself when I'm on vacation! Part of being on vacation is lettin loose and not doing the same things you do at home - so why not! I also agree with you, if I am walking several miles a day (something I don't do at home) then I can afford a few extra calories or an extra dessert here and there!

  2. I indulge on vacation, but I also exercise on vacation. So it works out.

    Glad you got to enjoy all the fun.

  3. DH wanted to exersize when we stayed at Coronado Springs, since there was a gym...yeah...that never happened!

  4. One way to do healthy cooking is to cut back on bad fat. When cooking, choose ingredients that are less fattening. For example, if you want to fry meat or sautee vegetables, use a cooking oil that has monounsaturated fat in it, like olive oil. According to studies, this is healthier compared to oils containing saturated fat.

    Healthy cooking tips

  5. Three words and an ampersand: Food & Wine Festival.

    'Nuff said! :)

  6. Yes Dan, we do all that when at home...but on vacation..there is no worrying or counting! :)

    LOVE F&WF!! We arrive this year the saturday fo the last weekend...thinking it will be really crazy busy we probably won't go. :(