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Old 06-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #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, 12:47 PM   #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, 12:48 PM   #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, 12:58 PM   #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, 01:00 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, 01:08 PM   #6
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At least 5lb each. The food is half the fun for us!
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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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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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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Last trip we gained 5-7lbs but we had a lot of ADRs & F&W LOL
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When we do the dining plan I usually gain around 8lbs. Eating more than usual & I'm usually swollen after the 7 hour drive home.
I usually do a liquid fast the day after we get home (lots of water, juice, protein shakes) & that gets rid of almost all the gain in one day.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #11
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I 've actually lost weight on our last few trips with qsdp-14 and 15 nights.

Looking forward to augusts trip of 17 nights,for the weight loss alone
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When we do the dining plan I usually gain around 8lbs. Eating more than usual & I'm usually swollen after the 7 hour drive home.
I usually do a liquid fast the day after we get home (lots of water, juice, protein shakes) & that gets rid of almost all the gain in one day.
I need this now!!

Please share what's in your juice and protein shakes.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #13
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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, 02:44 PM   #14
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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, 02:50 PM   #15
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A few tips in this regard....

With one breakfast in-room in the morning, we generally have only one more substantive meal the entire day. We rarely do a "big" lunch AND dinner. That helps a lot. As a family, we've essentially eliminated sodas from the repertoire, and that helps, too. If you hit each day thinking you'll only have two meals, and couple that with LOTS of walking, and you're starting out ahead of the game.

All that said, and after having lost 68 lbs over the last 12-16 months, I have already decided that I'm going to enjoy my vacation and some good "cheating" indulgences over the next week, then go back to the normal drill back home. If day-to-day is balance leaning toward caution, I think the key is balance leaning toward mild indulgence on a vacation.

Among the biggest cheats I'll enjoy are a share of a Ghirardelli's hot fudge sundae (split four ways), and fish and chips at Yorkshire. Not going to worry about the calories either place.

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