Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2012 Low Carb Cruise

Most people associate cruises with mega-calorie trips that pack on the pounds.  This one is a little different:  It's a get-together of like-minded people who eat low carb food.  The organizers have lined up a lengthy list of speakers that will be a treat to listen to and learn from.  The first five names that jumped out at me are just a few:

  • Jimmy Moore - from the Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb blog
  • Gary Taubes - best selling author of "Good Calories, Bad Calories"
  • Robb Wolf - another best-selling author:  "The Paleo Solution"
  • Chris Masterjohn - from the popular blog The Daily Lipid
  • Tom Naughton, the writer and director of the 2009 comedy-documentary FAT HEAD
This week-long cruise, which leaves Galveston, Texas, on Sunday, May 6th, weighs anchor at Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to port in Galveston the following Sunday.

This is one cruise I would love to go on, though it's doubtful that we'd be able to schedule the time... but maybe you'd like to go instead.  What I think is interesting is that not all the food offered will be low carb, so this would be ideal if you wanted to bring along a friend or relative who is thinking about converting.  As the site promises:
You should feel right at home!  We are a diverse group of health conscience [sic] people on the journey.  You will see young, old, tall, short, wide, and narrow people on this cruise.  There are NO judgments allowed.  You are welcome just like you are.  We all choose not to critique the plates or the diners, and always try to see things in perspective. 

If you read through all the FAQ's like I did, you'll probably also be amused at the first suggestion for once you get on the ship: 
You can either go get a bite to eat at the grill, explore the ship, chat with friends, or check out your cabin.

But don't take it from me - go check out the cruise details on the official website.  

*what would a low-carber do?

1 comment:

  1. I like the WWaCLD?! I'll remember that one when confronted by undesirables. If I were cruise oriented person, I would certainly do this just to hear the speakers.