AvdD;46998 wrote: hwc2020,
I only managed 5 days on stage 1 and are on the stage 2 diet since 26 Jan.
Regarding the cruise: I think breakfast and lunch will be a buffet, so I can just avoid the food not allowed. But dinner will have a set menu and when I look at this sample menu http://www.hollandamerica.com/assets/cruise-vacation-onboard/03-rembrandt.pdf I can’t find anything that doesn’t contain something I’m not allowed to eat. It contains either seafood, fruit, diary or some starchy vegetable.
Actually, this is the one year that my friends and I have not taken a cruise after taking one for 3 straight years. Love cruises!!! Even last year,with all the digestion distress that I was undergoing, better than it was now, but yes, I would still not consider eating a lot of those foods while I’m still trying to heal. At our dinner, the waiter asks you want you want, and you can tell them to leave out an ingredient in the meal, or you just want more salad instead, etc.
For example, I think I saw the cobb salad. Not sure about the bleu cheese, but you can tell them to leave out the bacon and tomato in the salad, or then ask for olive oil dressing. They usually don’t mind. They do have to accmodate to people’s needs.
The only thing that has made me made on my cruises is that you think they would be more in tune with people that have dairy allergies. I already knew before my treatment that milk, ice cream causes me trouble. If I wanted to have cereal in the morning, (I don’t now on treatment), all they have is regular milk. I remember bringing my own little cartons of almond milk in my suitcase (not homemade), but better than nothing.
Have fun, and try to relax. If you mess up a little at times, just remember to get back on track when you get home!!!!!