Keto On The GO
People are busy and on the go. Working in offices, traveling for work, and taking care of children or elderly parents. When we wake up in the morning, the first thing we think of is NOT “how can I eat the worst way possible today?” I believe most people want to make supportive and healthy food choices but most of the time it is not a priority. I get it.
Since my husband and I travel a lot we had to start thinking ahead and choosing food that will keep us full of energy with simple choices.
First step, if you are able, look at the menu prior to arriving to the restaurant and decide what you will have to eat. This keeps you focused on the heathy option you chose.
It is ok to ask your server questions about the food since it is better to know ahead of time then to be disappointed that your dish isn’t a supportive choice for you. Always ask the server to omit any tortilla chips, tortillas, croutons, breadcrumbs, or bread from your meal. No potatoes, carrots, beets, corn, or sweet potatoes which you can replace with a green vegetable. Add a side salad with the dressing on the side. Ask which salad dressings don’t contain sugar.
Make sure your salad or meal does not contain rice, quinoa, lentils, black beans, farro, corn or any fruit or dried fruit. Watch out for hidden gluten and sugar in dressings, sauces, ketchup, and “jams” on meats. I found out the jam on my turkey burger at a local restaurant, was just this, a chutney jam. What is the base of jam? Sugar. Not what I wanted, and it taught me to read all the items listed describing the dish. Look for items that are “breaded” and or “crispy” this is usually flour or breadcrumbs which will not help you towards your goal.
To keep it simple for me since I have been doing this for so long, I just say I don’t eat gluten, bread, sugar, or potatoes. If they say, “are you allergic?” I respond, “I don’t feel well when I eat them”, which is the truth. I have yet to go to a restaurant where I couldn’t find something to eat. It just takes a bit of practice to be a food sleuth and find out what you are really eating. Be aware of what you are putting in your mouth. “What is on your fork?”
As you start doing this with each meal in restaurants you will quickly be able to see what will keep you on the path towards your goal.
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