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By Bridget Creel of thedailymeal.com

Vacation is finally here. You have spent the past few months working, planning, and organizing your cruise vacation, and now it’s time to celebrate. Something else to celebrate is your good health. It is easy to fall off the deep end — no pun intended — when you go on vacation. There are so many temptations that make it easy to give in.

For cruise vacations, you may need to worry about more than just your waistline. Although guidelines for food safety are very strict for cruise lines, always proceed with caution. I spoke with Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while floating along.

“I believe in the 80 to 20 rule of living,” Sheth says. “If you make healthy choices 80 percent of the time and allow for indulgences 20 percent of the time, you can enjoy life and achieve a healthy lifestyle.  It’s important to remember that just because you are on a cruise does not mean that your healthy-eating habits take a vacation.”

Food awareness is key for avoid gaining weight on a cruise. If the cruise provides a buffet, assess all of the options and create portions that support a balanced meal, Sheth suggests. Indulging is part of a vacation experience, but only after you fuel your body with nutritious meals.

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  1. So we are fine on a cruise as long as we don’t eat beef, seafood, poultry, pasta, fruits and vegetables, condiments, or drink anything sweet. Sounds like a fun time to me!

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