I had been worried about eating while on my trip. It was really hard when all the menus looked like this:
And then all the meals looked like this:
And then there was a whole lot of this mixed in:
But here's what worked for me.
I didn't eat any bread. Well, very little. I had a 1/4 of a croissant, and a bite of a danish. But no sandwiches and no rolls at dinner.
I had the dressing on the side. Actually, I was only able to do this with one salad, as the other salads I had came with the dressing on them and I didn't have a choice. Luckily, those were light vinaigrettes. But for the third night, they put the creamy dressing on the side. I said no thank you to dressing all together that night.
I didn't have any rice or potatoes. See that heap of potatoes in the picture above? Yeah, that stayed on the plate. I did eat about 10 truffle fries one night, but then I passed the rest around my dinner table. Let me tell you, those ten truffle fries were AMAZING.
I skipped dessert. I have a weakness for cheesecake, and they served that on the last night. I did have two or three bites of the cheesecake but I left the rest, and I said no thank you to dessert all together on the other nights.
I indulged when I wanted to. All this sacrifice was because I knew I was going to drink a whole lot. And I did.
The end result? I lost half a pound! Hey, when I thought I would be lucky not to gain, I'll take that!