Eating healthy on a cruise isn't an impossible task. Cruise travelers who love to eat (and eat, and eat) can easily find ways to consume 6,000+ calories in one sea day, put their bodies into near-diabetic shock with excessive sugar intake, and swell feet and bloat bellies with salt levels that rival the Dead Sea. But it's still possible, and -- dare we say it? -- enjoyable to find healthy fare onboard.
While blinders at the buffet are never a bad idea, you can employ a few other simple strategies to put calorie consumption in check and help yourself make smarter decisions regarding what to put on your plate. We've listed 10 tips to help you eat healthy on a cruise, but the general advice boils down to this: think more about what you're ordering (or selecting from the buffet), and take time to enjoy every single bite. You can find greater satisfaction by eating less ... and we will never say you absolutely cannot have that piece of chocolate melting cake. (But you might do better if you share half of it with us!)