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Old 04-03-2014, 02:03 AM   #1
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LCing on vacation

Hi all,
I am going on a 10 day vacation (1st time we've done that since marrying 14 years ago). I've been LCing since last Fall. I could use your ideas/advice on snacking and general advice on how to eat well during the vacation. We'll be riding a train, and staying overnight on it, so refrigeration is not available for chilled snacks (i.e. yogurt, cheese ). I've got some ideas for snacks, but what's worked for you? Also, your best advice on keeping on track meal-wise while we vacation. Thanks in advance for your insight.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:05 AM   #2
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DH and I traveled earlier this year and I maintained my weight by eating HB eggs for breakfast, salads for lunch and choosing wisely at dinner. Snacks I packed were mini beef jerky sticks, snack size almond packs and very dark chocolate squares. Actually I did better than I thought I would because my kitchen wasn't available to me! Enjoy your vacation!
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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As much as I enjoy dinning on trains (really) they are not really low carb freindly. If meals are included in fare you can always just not eat the starchy stuff. Food is pricey in dinning cars, snack bar.
Even with out ice chest cheese keeps a couple of days. I take a tupperware container in my carry-on. Cubes of chedder, parmisan, cellery sticks. Also small containers of peanutbutter. Tuna packets with small pks of mayo & mustard. Be sure to pack plastic forks etc. Of course, jerky, nuts, etc.

I also advise taking more food than you think you will need. On Amtrak, my trains have ran late on several occasions, was on train extra 3 to 26 hrs.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #4
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If the meal(s) are included then most all services will provide a gluten free option upon request. While it may not be low carb chances are it'll be closer to what you need. (although one time they included a cookie in mine and I thought "what about gluten free do you not understand" )

I second the nut/seed packs, peanut butter cups, jerky, tuna etc. also depending on how much you want to haul around - the pop top meats deviled ham/beef/sardines (if you can take the sodium ) , lc cookies (like flourless pnut butter type), shelf stable SF jello. Boullion (that way you can just get hot water if need be).
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:51 PM   #5
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Thanks all! Great ideas. Very helpful.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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I bring a small cooler on the train with me every summer. I can pack whatever I need. You can pick one up at walgreens.
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If it's within your "carb budget", you could see if you could find packets of protein shake mix (that you mix with water) for breakfast. If you eat LC desserts at home, you could also make some of those and take them along. Also, packaged cheese (real cheese, like cheddar) shouldn't need refrigeration.

Have a good vacation!

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Hi all,
I am going on a 10 day vacation (1st time we've done that since marrying 14 years ago). I've been LCing since last Fall. I could use your ideas/advice on snacking and general advice on how to eat well during the vacation. We'll be riding a train, and staying overnight on it, so refrigeration is not available for chilled snacks (i.e. yogurt, cheese ). I've got some ideas for snacks, but what's worked for you? Also, your best advice on keeping on track meal-wise while we vacation. Thanks in advance for your insight.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:41 AM   #8
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I packed a bunch of packages of that supermarket precooked bacon last time I was out of town...it was a life saver!
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