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Old 06-05-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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How many pounds

Do you typically gain during a 1 week Disney vacation?

Do you find that you are doing a lot of walking, swimming, running around in the heat that you lose weight?

Or do you find that you eat a lot more because it's vacation and come home to an unpleasant surprise on the scale?
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Do you typically gain during a 1 week Disney vacation?

Do you find that you are doing a lot of walking, swimming, running around in the heat that you lose weight?

Or do you find that you eat a lot more because it's vacation and come home to an unpleasant surprise on the scale?
We typically lose weight... We're not foodies, rarely eat sit down meals... Can't stand them or the price... especially in the Florida heat...

We eat at WDW no different than we do at home... We enjoy a good breakfast... Hardly eat lunch but when we do its a sandwich we made with grocery items picked up in route... and dinner can be any food court meal easily shared ..
So that and walking 5-8 miles a day ( pedometer readings) we lose weight!
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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Do you typically gain during a 1 week Disney vacation?

Do you find that you are doing a lot of walking, swimming, running around in the heat that you lose weight?

Or do you find that you eat a lot more because it's vacation and come home to an unpleasant surprise on the scale?
As anyone who has gone to WDW knows, there are plenty of opportunities to over indulge. DW and I had been eating paleo for a few months before our last trip. While challenging to do, we managed to stick to the plan reasonably well while at WDW and only gained about 2 pounds, or so, each. Yeah there's lots of walking but it doesn't make as much difference as you'd think.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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We have the DP and i know I am at least doubling my cals per day as I eat alot of calorie dense crap (hello cupcakes) but it must be the walking and heat as I never gained.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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Though I must add compared to other vacations i drink ALOT less beer and wine. Either its not aval. (MK) or just too damn expensive
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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Though I must add compared to other vacations i drink ALOT less beer and wine. Either its not aval. (MK) or just too damn expensive
We go the opposite... Drink more beer than water, throw in a 3 liter jug of wine and a fifth of Hack Daniels Ali g with the beer.... Always having a cocktail during pool time... But we pick up our booze in route... Disney prices are outrageous !!
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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Last trip we gained 5-7lbs but we had a lot of ADRs & F&W LOL
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
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At least 5lb each. The food is half the fun for us!
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #9
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We don't do the DP so we don't eat dessert too much although we do tend to enjoy at least one Mickey Bar a day.
I have never noticed a change in the scale when I come home. But our trips are usually 6 days or less. I think if I were there for 2 weeks the pudge might begin to show!
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We don't gain weight while vacationing at WDW. We still mind what we eat, but do allow splurges. We just don't make over-eating an every day thing while on vacation. With all the walking we do at WDW our occasional splurge gets balanced out by more exercise.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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I stayed steady last time. That was with DDP and being very full the entire trip (and too many desserts!) We averaged about 10 miles every day. I would guess without DDP and eating based on hunger, I'd lose weight.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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I have never gained weight on any of our WDW trips, but our Disney cruise last summer was a completely different story!
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Hubby and I both felt like we lost weight on our last trip to WDW! We walked our tails off literally! Our family of 4 are fast pace walkers too.. so we were moving! I guess that helped us burn off those margaritas we had at night at Epcot!
We also didn't eat much during the day b/c we would rather be riding rides and exploring the parks than sitting in a crowed restaurant. We still enjoyed turkey legs, Mickey bars, Mickey pretzels and such...but would share it among the 4 of us...we didn't want to be stuffed and then go ride the Rockin Roller Coaster!
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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I always gain 2-3 pounds in a week-long vacation, even though I try to avoid the treats most of the time.

It's not very difficult to eat an extra 1000+ calories a day at WDW. Even the "healthy" counter service foods are more calorie-laden than what I'd make for myself at home. Same goes for the table-service foods. Most entrees seem to have extra butter and oil. That adds up quickly.

I'm a runner but I usually don't run much at WDW, so the walking mileage doesn't make much of a difference for me.
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I stay steady or lose. We tend to do a big breakfast buffet in the morning or an early dimmer. We do a lot of walking too, often being at a park open to close.
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