So I’ve followed Lisa Lilien since she founded Hungry Girl back in the early 2000’s. Having been through two eating disorders, as a result of PTSD, I was more mindful than ever about what I ate (to get WELL, that is.) What I loved about Lisa’s blog was that she shared healthier options, but also kept things realistic. She isn’t a nutritionist, but she likes to eat, she likes to eat on the healthier side of things, and she loves to share what she learns along the way.
I recently read that Hungry Girl is organizing a cruise with Royal Caribbean, aiming at January 2017. I smiled because I DESPISE cruises. There, I said it! I know the many people love them but…I always felt uncomfortable about being confined to a space (albeit a large one!) with the predominant focus being on FOOD. I mean…I have awesome willpower but let’s be honest…being surrounded by goodies makes it tough to have a good time – you feel this pressure to “be good” when all you see are delicious, not-so-healthy options!
But a cruise run by Hungry Girl?! Holy smokes, that’s AMAZING! The concept is one I absolutely love – for people who DO enjoy cruises, this offers them the opportunity to have the best of the islands, the onboard fun, AND healthy selections for their meals.
All too often I hear people lament after a week-long vacation that they had “too much” and went “overboard” with the food. Well…if this cruise comes to pass, you will not only have the great vacation you are looking for but you will also come home feeling great about yourself (and not overstuffed!)
Brilliant, Ms. Lilien!
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