A trip to New Orleans during Carnival Season is always a great get together for my family and friends. One thing I wanted to share with you is how I maintain my lifestyle while visiting the Crescent City. I am sure you are wondering “How do you visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras and experience the rich food, the iconic cocktails, the renowned jazz clubs (into the wee hours of the morning) and the amazing southern culture that is NOLA, without setbacks?” Mardi Gras is all about indulgence. Mardi Gras actually means Fat Tuesday. It’s the last day of Carnival before the Christian holiday Lent begins and fasting begins. Please know, you don’t have to decline drink and dinner invitations, but you do need to be mindful and not lose yourself in the moment… and there will be plenty.