Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 9:57AM
Similar to jet-lag, I suffer from something called “Cruise Lag” when I return from a cruise and just experienced it again last February when I got back from cruising on the Carnival Paradise. After a cruise, I’m used to eating whenever I want throughout the day. It’s difficult to pass up ice cream as you're walking by it on your way to the pool area or eating a few pieces of sushi to hold you over before dinner. Despite how healthy you may eat, you’re probably still eating more frequently and at different times than normal when cruising.
Time to transition our stomach back to the real world.
I take my time and don't go 100% cold turkey. I keep a few chocolates for those sweet cravings and try to start limiting those items as the week goes on. I also normally drink a lot more coffee on the ship then I do in my everyday life; as a result, I slowly reduce my caffeine intake as well. Cruise Lag may sound silly, but if you experience it, don’t panic and take it one day at a time!
And keep in mind, Cruise Lag not only involves food! You may find yourself confused and put on a tuxedo for dinner, thinking it is formal night. Or, upset when your bed isn’t made! What effects of Cruise Lag have you experienced?
FreshCruiser Tip: Start to plan your next cruise! It always helps to get over Cruise Lag!