I decided that Myrtle Beach is the pancake capital of the US. We began to count the number of pancake houses,..thats how plentiful they are. Sadly we did not eat at any of these places on our visit. It’s not for the lack of love of the pancake- I love me some pancakes. If they weren’t dog (Rudy – my golden is with us) friendly – then we weren’t going.
So oddly and without real reason other than Kevin was doing it- I decided to try intermittent fasting and began it the week before our two week Sweeney South East Tour 2020 (or SSET 2020). It is so fun to try to fast 16 hours and squeeze meals into our eating window – fancy name- while traveling. Its like a challenge and not at all stupid and stressful! I even have an app to help me track the fasts. I think it only had to remind me to eat once – my stomach wasn’t forgetting!
We have been lucky and have found some great places to eat that allowed dogs and I have broken my fasts with bagel sandwiches and coffee twice (Myrtle Beach) and croissant sandwiches another morning (Mount Pleasant SC)and today we had pies in Saint Augustine, FL. An Australian vibe restaurant that makes pies of all kinds and they are filled with meats and veggies and eggs – whatever you choose. They were really good. In Fort Lauderdale it was Panera and another just ok Coffee shop. Orlando an awesome small cafe. I am getting too addicted to coffee again- I usually drink Chai tea – and the crashes I am getting late PM from the caffeine are not pretty! When I get home I am back to my tea.
I have really no idea why I am intermittent fasting! I think I was hoping it would spur some weight loss. I have some stubborn pounds that won’t let go despite my increased activity level. I have not seen that result as yet. Maybe because I am not really watching calories on my trip. I do eat sensibly mostly but geez I am on vacay!
But I do know there are some other good things about fasting – I am a novice- but I do know there are some anti-cancer properties. I do feel maybe less tired in the day. Maybe a bit more energy (or that could be the coffee I reward myself with when I break the fast. At home usually drink Chai. )
So as we weave our way south and back up north I plan to keep to the fasting. Today it was only 14 hours but I am not really going to be a fasting nazi especially on vacation. I know I am a nutter for trying to stick to that on a trip but Kevin is an inspiration. But there are pancakes in my future on this trip if I find a place that is dog friendly. Rudy would gladly have some pancakes.
I think there are 1,021 pancake places in Myrtle Beach…I am lying – I lost count at like 40!
—-And it is official – MB is the pancake capital! I have been to 5 cities In SC, GA, and FL, since I began this post and NO city has the number of pancake houses as MB has!
I am not gonna lie I have been eating just fine during my eating window! Last night I had salmon and jasmine rice and Kevin had amazing fish and chips. Tonight in Savannah we ate at a burger place called B&D burgers that had a huge dog friendly patio and Rudy was the prince of the palace there.
Everyone wants to pet Rudy and he knows it! The food was awesome. Fried green tomato and pimento cheese sliders for me along with a spinach salad where Rudy had the chicken! Burger for hubby.
I think when I get home I can get more serious about this fasting thing! Well what I eat during the fancy eating window!