We do it like this:
We do not argue. We sleep when and how much we like (except when at sea). We do not smoke and drink very little alcohol. We try not to set any exact targets - rather sail out in a generally agreed direction and be ready for possible detours if they seem more attractive than the straight way.
No fridge on the boat. No processed food
on the boat (except canned vegetables). All food prepared from basic ingredients - flour (homemade bread every second day), pasta, rice, cereals, vegetables, oils, some canned food used - but only without additives - like whole tomatoes, peas, etc.).
- normal (full-fat) diet (we avoid diet food),
- meat only when avoiding to offend our hosts,
- sometimes fish (we hate tuna but love the flying fish),
- butter, cream, sometimes milk (sour milk is great but impossible to achieve where the milk is pasteurised - which is now all developed countries),
- good quality olive oil (we use first cold pressing),
- loads of veggies,
- loads of fruit,
- no supplements, no vitamins, no alcohol (some wine or beer
or a drink when not cruising/sailing),
- zero sugar (but real sugar, no sweeteners, if used),
- little salt
- only raw sweets (raw chocolate, marzipan, halva, dried fruit, home baked cake/biscuits, etc.),
- rubber dinghy
- walking everywhere (except to risky to walk along the road),
- when not cruising, we run 6 miles, 3 times a week,
- bike, swim, roller-blading, snorkeling and trekking.
Our BIG problem is getting back to shape after long passages - mostly because of the fact that most destinations are so very much car-dependent and turisticized - to the extent that walking/trekking is next to impossible (no tracks, no sidewalks, etc.). The second big issue for us is that vegetables are considered decoration in most anglo-saxon countries and all ex-British (ex)colonies, while for us vegetables are the core
food. We try to solve this by visiting the French places first, stocking up and then moving on to visit their neighbors.
issues this far but it's been only 6 years.