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 Cruise. A 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.
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.
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.