Low-Carb Cruise 2015

Independence of the Seas...

Independence of the Seas…

LCHF Cruise

In the last week of May I made my first trip to America, specifically to Florida along with 200 other people to take part in my first Low-Carb CruiseA great way to meet many others with a similar interest in healthful food, listen to lectures, see a lot of the Caribbean archipelago and enjoy life.

In December I was interviewed by medical journalist Åsa Holstein for a Swedish magazine about my health benefits from a gluten free LCHF diet. We became quite close via email and when I decided to participate in the cruise I thought I’d take the opportunity to meet with Åsa, who lives in Fort Lauderdale. She decided to come along on the cruise and picked me up when I arrived at the airport.

Florida

I stayed at Åsa and her husband Pierre’s house for a few nights, a more hospitable couple than these two is hard to find.

They have lived in Florida for six years now, and the climate has been great for Åsa’s health. Like me, she too has had back surgery and a lot of problems with pain and fatigue.

Åsa, Pierre and I share a common interest in good and natural foods, health and exercise, so we had many long conversations on these topics.

They live just a ten-minute drive from the port so we arrived to the ship, Independence of the Seas, early Sunday afternoon. We didn’t have to stand in line while boarding, we just went directly to our beautiful cabin when we boarded the ship.

Me in the harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico...

Me in the harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico…

The food in the main dining room was easily adaptable to LCHF, butter was already out on all tables so it was easy to increase the fat content. The dishes on the menu, different every evening, were marked with symbols for different food allergies so many dishes could be served completely gluten-free on request.

The most delicious meal of the entire week was the lobster in garlic butter.

Lobster in garlic butter...

Lobster in garlic butter…

My lovely table mates at dinner, Kathie and Kerri...

My lovely table mates at dinner, Kathie and Kerri…

Bernie and Janet...

Bernie and Janet…

Åsa Holstein...

Åsa Holstein…

Quite a few doctors were on the cruise and held lectures, so we were given a lot of interesting facts about the latest news on LCHF.
Low-carb diets have been popular in the US for many years, but now in recent years, high fat has also become a part of this, or as many call it, the ketogenic diet. Eating a high proportion of fat, a moderate amount of protein (about 18–20% of the daily intake) while cutting back drastically on carbohydrates by removing sugar and starches has proven to be successful for many people’s health and weight problems.
Jimmy and Christine Moore...

Jimmy and Christine Moore…

Dr. Keith Runyan and Dr. Eric Westman opened the first day of lectures with interesting facts about what LCHF and Ketogenic diet can do for patients with Diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. Our Swedish DietDoctor, Andreas Eenfeldt, was present with his team and video recorded all lectures, many of them will be available on DietDoctor’s Membersite.
DietDoctor's Member site

DietDoctor…

Andreas held a very inspiring lecture on the health situation in the world and how we easily can turn many health problems and obesity around by using a diet with fewer carbs.
Dr. Justin Marchegiani held a very interesting lecture about the link between our hormones, thyroid problems and chronic pain and fatigue. Dr. Marchegiani has been suffering from these problems himself, now he helps many of his patients to get healthier by changing their diet. Here’s an article about gluten and the problems it can cause to the brain when you are living with gluten sensitivity.
A few others I could mention is Dr. Ann Childers who talked about the diet from an evolutionary perspective. Dr. Jose Lozada gave a very interesting lecture on the treatment of cancer patients with LCHF.
Low-Carb Cruise

Andreas Eenfeldt, Simon Victor and Jimmy Moore preparing for video recording on the first day of lectures…

Dana Carpender, acclaimed low-carb cookbook author, living with an ADHD diagnosis, has improved her health with an LCHF diet. We talked for a while about our common interest in writing cookbooks. Unfortunately, the English edition of my Low Carb High Fat Barbecue didn’t arrive from my publisher in time for the cruise, but I had a Swedish copy to present. Dana was impressed by the pictures that Mikael Eriksson has taken for my cookbooks.
LCHF BBQ

My first cookbook in English, now available at Amazon…

I had a long and very inspiring conversation with Dr. Philip Blair and his wife Aida. Philip support a lot of patients worldwide through consultations on the web. Aida has, like me, been suffering from fibromyalgia and she also has become healthier on a gluten free LCHF-diet.
For more reports, pictures and videos from the trip, just visit DietDoctor.com,  Eatlowcarbhighfat.com and Livinlavidalowcarb.com
Independence of the Seas Formal Night. I'm dressed in a traditional costume from Offerdal, Jämtland, Sweden. Escorted to the dinner by Major Fredrik Söderlund...

Independence of the Seas Formal Night. I’m dressed in a traditional costume from Offerdal, Jämtland, Sweden. Escorted to the dinner by Major Fredrik Söderlund…

Fort Lauderdale at sunrise...

Fort Lauderdale at sunrise…

Fresh coconut at St. Kitts...

Fresh coconut at St. Kitts…

 
 
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3 thoughts on “Low-Carb Cruise 2015

  1. Joe O'Ski 18 June, 2015 at 06:44 Reply

    Well done Blog. Joe O’Ski

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