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Hi, y'all! Just for fun, I was wondering how much weight you gain or how many calories you consume on average on one of these things?

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I have no clue how many calories I consume on a cruise, and don't want to know:eek:

 

As far as weight gained, I gained 5lbs on a 3 night cruise in 00, 5lbs on a 4 night cruise in 03, and 5lbs on an 8 night cruise in 04. So, for me I guess it's not the length of time, I'm just allergic to cruising: it makes me break out in 5lbs of fat.

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I have no clue how many calories I consume on a cruise, and don't want to know:eek:

 

As far as weight gained, I gained 5lbs on a 3 night cruise in 00, 5lbs on a 4 night cruise in 03, and 5lbs on an 8 night cruise in 04. So, for me I guess it's not the length of time, I'm just allergic to cruising: it makes me break out in 5lbs of fat.

 

I know this is in fun but its probably not "real" weight gain; likely just water retention from the change in food.

 

A pound is something like 3500 calories and while it is possible to eat that much in a day it isn't very likely.

 

I'd say that you should take seriously any weight gain that isn't gone a week later; that might mean its for real.

 

I know that I do eat more on a crusie and I'm more likely to eat stuff I normally wouldn't but I'm also usually more active so the two cancel each other out.

 

Ay least that is what I tell myself! :)

 

Calm seas,

Caroline

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My 5lbs were real weight gain. I already deducted the 2-4lbs that was gone within 48 hours.

 

I have a real slow metabolism, so I gain weight very quickly and easily when I veer from my strict eating plan.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not huge, only a size 10 at 5'9", but I have the potential.:eek:

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I will let you all know when I come back from my cruise in May.

 

I plan on eating a strict diet until then...and while I'm on the cruise, I'm going to eat whatever I want. There is no such thing as diet on a cruise. I will however use the gym.

:D

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count in all the drinking.....i never eat dessert at home....always on a cruise......drink in hand most of the time...anyway....i always gain a pound a day...loose about half right away...the rest sticks like glue....i have been on several long cruises and now weigh 6000 lbs....:eek: just kidding well kind off lol:cool:

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I was on the Diamond last June. I got off the ship on a Saturday 11 pounds heavier than when I got on. But, by the following Thursday, I had lost those 11 pounds.

 

And, I haven't a clue how many calories I consumed. -I'm in the camp of "I don't want to know." I didn't really ever "pig out" but I never deprived myself of anything I wanted either.

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I have either actually lost weight on cruises, or stayed the same! probably because I go to the on board gym everday, and eat whatever I want in moderation, I tend to stay somewhat low -carb and indulde in something sweet when I want once a day or whatever meal I choose. Aso eating is usually a lot more relaxed then my usual run around schedule at home! Enjoy! If you are lucky enough to be sailing on Celebrity Millinieum or the Constellatiin, their food is fanastic, and they have spa cuisine available that is really delicious.

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Never weighed myself before and after a cruise before, but have lost 85#s since last cruise so I should have a good idea in less than 2 weeks.

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3500 calories is very easy to consume on a cruise. (Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, desert, snack, desert, liquor) you get the idea...

 

I ate so much when I was on my cruise. But with all the walking around in the heat, and going up and down hills, having fun in the water, it's really easy to burn those calories.

 

I didn't gain a single pound on my cruise.

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I had been on low carbs for seven months prior to the cruise and lost 50 pounds, and decided to go off the wagon so to speak on the cruise. After all, it was a vacation. I gained five pounds and a week later had lost it all after going back to the low carbs. I ate alot on the cruise, drank a fair amount and just enjoyed myself. I dont think you need to be on a diet on a cruise. The diet can wait until you get back home.

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A rough estimate is that you can consume about 2,800 calories to maintain 180-200 pound weight if you are a 40 year old male. This is just sitting around, no exerecise. Lots of variables in here, but that is an estimate. You can debate all day the variety of fad diets out there, but if you have even a remotely balanced diet (i.e., you can't eat 2,800 calories of just snicker's bars), then it is pretty much calories in versus calories out.

 

I track everything that I eat, and I mean everything (I know, I know, perhaps a bit over the top). I normally average about 2,000 calories a day. On the cruise, I averaged 3,300 calories/day, and a good amount of that was from alchohol. I ran around the track 30-45 minutes a day, and used up 310 calories per day on average. I didn't count the stairs, as the exercise associated with that is really insignificant (I only rode the elevator one time -- when I got on the ship with my luggage, going to the 7th floor). So, I ate about 190 calories per day over my stability number of calories. One day, I ate a whopping 4,600 calories (okay, I drank some of those!).

 

Imagine my surprise when I got home to find that I had gained 10 pounds on a 7 day cruise!! Don't ever weigh yourself the day you get home. I weighed myself four days later -- the result? Same weight as when I left. My guess is that the salt content of the food on a cruise causes people to gain tremendous amounts of water.

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A rough estimate is that you can consume about 2,800 calories to maintain 180-200 pound weight if you are a 40 year old male. This is just sitting around, no exerecise. Lots of variables in here, but that is an estimate. You can debate all day the variety of fad diets out there, but if you have even a remotely balanced diet (i.e., you can't eat 2,800 calories of just snicker's bars), then it is pretty much calories in versus calories out.

 

I track everything that I eat, and I mean everything (I know, I know, perhaps a bit over the top). I normally average about 2,000 calories a day. On the cruise, I averaged 3,300 calories/day, and a good amount of that was from alchohol. I ran around the track 30-45 minutes a day, and used up 310 calories per day on average. I didn't count the stairs, as the exercise associated with that is really insignificant (I only rode the elevator one time -- when I got on the ship with my luggage, going to the 7th floor). So, I ate about 190 calories per day over my stability number of calories. One day, I ate a whopping 4,600 calories (okay, I drank some of those!).

 

Imagine my surprise when I got home to find that I had gained 10 pounds on a 7 day cruise!! Don't ever weigh yourself the day you get home. I weighed myself four days later -- the result? Same weight as when I left. My guess is that the salt content of the food on a cruise causes people to gain tremendous amounts of water.

 

Alcohol also makes one retain much water.

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I can say that it is at least a pound per day. I have tried to use the gym during the cruise but the buffets, ice cream, pizza, room service, drinking, etc. I feel like one pound per day isn't so bad.

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I actually lost weight while on my cruise. Like some one else said, with all the food around, I just couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted, so I only ate at the scheduled meal times. Kind of like a kid in the candy store. Also, I never sat down, I was always doing something, so the inadvertent exercise worked off what I did overload on. Think of it this way, if you start your cruise weighing, say 180 lbs and are 5’10” tall. And when you get back you suddenly weigh 200 lbs. Then you must be at least 6’2” tall. See, you don’t gain weight; you just grow a little bit.

 

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I think as you get older and slower you tend to hold a little of the weight you pick up on the ship.

The wife usually picks up about 7 lbs.

Me - it's about 4 to 5 but - as they stated above - drop it off to 1 or 2 withing 3 or four days of returning.

 

I'm on the go in the am exercising for at least an hour.

We both walk everywhere - no elevators.

This past trip was tough.

We were on level 9 and the gangway was on level 2.

Lots of walking up the stairs.

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I think as you get older and slower you tend to hold a little of the weight you pick up on the ship.

The wife usually picks up about 7 lbs.

Me - it's about 4 to 5 but - as they stated above - drop it off to 1 or 2 withing 3 or four days of returning.

 

I'm on the go in the am exercising for at least an hour.

We both walk everywhere - no elevators.

This past trip was tough.

We were on level 9 and the gangway was on level 2.

Lots of walking up the stairs.

 

My biggest fear was if the formals I just got will still fit by 2 & 3rd formal night of my 11 night cruise?

 

I am thinking, maybe body slimmers just in case.

I think we will probably get more excercise on the ship & excursions than we normally do during cold months at home.

 

And if it is really hot?? The salt is a big issue with us too.

We both tend to swell in the feet.:(

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I usually lose 3-5 pounds on each cruise. I never eat dessert (occasionally a sorbet), swim some each day, always try to take the stairs and do extensive walking while on shore excursions. I never actually work out, I am allergic to gyms and the equipment found there. The closest I will get is in the sauna where I sweat off all the booze that I consumed the day before.

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I lost five pounds each 7-day cruise, due to all the walking around and strenuous excursions. I ate VERY well, but worked more of it off.

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The year my husband turned 30 I sent him and a friend of his who was going through an ugly divorce on a four day cruise. I think the friend made a spectacle of himself with eating. He's a huge guy, not really fat but very tall and very big. Anyway he put on 15lbs in four days.

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As much as you WANT to gain . . . . but I generally lose as just walking the length of the ship a couple times again is great exercise!!:p

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On our first cruise back in the '70's I gained 14 pounds in the first week of a 2 week cruise.:mad:

Now I walk a lot and only gain up to 5 lbs per cruise.:)

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Given that it is pretty much calories in versus calories out, you'd have to walk a *lot* to make a difference. In order to burn off one pina colada, you'd have to walk for about 90 minutes. If you eat an additional 1000 calories per day while on a cruise, you're going to need to be walking about 6 hours / day to break even.

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Due to an ongoing medical condition and a surgery, I have a problem keeping weight on. Last cruse I LOST 8 pounds.

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Hopefully the LAST thing I'll be thinking about is calories and money spent on my very first cruise. I'm going to enjoy it to the fullest! (I'll pay for it later in the months after though haha)

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No gain, no loss... I eat MORE, but my husband makes me take the stairs every time we go to our room (which is usually at least 4 flights UP)... and usually it is at a pace that has me panting by the time I reach the room.

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I have never gained weight on a cruise, knock something like wood. I just keep my exercise routine up.

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Hard to believe, but I probably lost weight on a 12-day cruise. I ate really great food, walked more than usual on the shore excursions, swam in the ocean, pulled the handles on the slot machines (never just pushed the button), danced into the night... and I actually walked the jogging track one morning in my new work-out suit. :eek: Good god... cruising could be the new diet craze... I'm signing up for 14-days next time!

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I gained 1 pound on a seven day cruise but I blame it all on the fact when i weighed myself the morning we left I did so naked. When I weighed myself upon our return I was fully clothed.

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I worry about weight gain BEFORE the cruise. At least a month before we sail...I diet. I usually try to take off 5-7 lbs....and then arrange my wardrobe accordingly....as most of you do too. Skinny clothes for the first half...fat clothes for the second half. Seems to work out ok for us.

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Eight pounds in seven days. Of course, I was eating 18 hours/day. I bounced back and forth between the pizza, hamburgers and Horizon Court - before and after the evening meal.

 

But then, that's one of the reasons I went on a cruise. I left reality at Ft Lauderdale and that included moderating what I ate.

 

Eight pounds? Small price to pay for such a good time.

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Back from Alaska 7 nights and didn't gain one pound! Was it all the shore excursions, walking the ship endlessly on Glacier Bay day, hiking on Mt. Roberts? I need another cruise, I feel like I was cheated! I had some exercise bloat for 2 days, didn't freak out or diet and it's gone. I ate and drank more than I ever do at home, but it just didn't stick. Time to book another cruise I guess, I was cheated!

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On my last cruise to Hawaii(15 days)I actually came back having lost 1 pound. I ate and drank what I wanted, only in moderation, and all the extra walking really helped. I think, the hardest part for me is when I get home and try to get back into a regular routine.

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I tend to lose or stay the same. I have a very sedentary job and being on a cruise my activity is much more than when at home. I ususally eat only during meals and seem to eat better while on a cruise. Not doing the grab and go that I do at home. I don't worry about what I order, I think eating in the restaurants help. If I was eating at the buffet every meal it might be different.

 

I do a lot of walking both on the ship and while in port. Our upcoming cruise to the Baltics should be very good for getting more exercise. We are in a port almost everyday of the 10 night itinerary. Besides, I don't think I'll be eating alot of the herring!

Mary

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I like to eat alot. On one of my first curises, I counted eating and snacking 17 times in one day.

 

If you are like me, you are trying to lose a few pounds before boarding. Whatever you do stop dieting and start eating normal 4-5 day before you leave. The only time I have ever been sick on a cruise was when I dieted right up to leaving. The rich food on-board will mess-up your system if you change over to fast.

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1.71 pounds a day ... 7 day cruise and I gained 12 pounds. So I consumed approx 9,000 calories a day (6000 over normal to gain weight).

 

The food was great, but it wasn't worth the weight gain. I'm still 7lbs above my normal weight 3 1/2 weeks after my cruise.

 

I used the gym 4x too!

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I weighed myself on the morning before I left on the 12 night cruise to Alaska and this afternoon when I came back. I know this is not the REAL weight gain, but in any case, it was a whopping 10.5 lbs!!!

 

Everyday except one, I worked out at the gym... not your 2 miles per hour slow walk while wearing regular clothes... there were a few of these folks...still kudos for coming into the gym, but a combination of cardiovascular workout, resistance training, and their 40 minute stretch class. Within those 11 days, I also had three personal training sessions of 60 minutes each, so I really felt I did well. Assuming that I didn't gain any muscle weight, I think 10.5 is, well, awful, but I try to see the other side which is how much weight I would have gained if I didn't do anything. None of my clothes fit tighter (unlike my FIL who had my MIL change the button placements on several of his clothing), so I'm really hoping this weight will come off within the next week.

 

Oh, I ate very well, but still not as "well" as my other family members (generally I had three meals with a snack compared to their six full meals).

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