As we continue our look at Ketogenic FAQs, I thought it was time to discuss one of the most common ones. If I had a dime every time someone asked me about how to stay keto when traveling, I would be a very wealthy man. Fortunately, this is not a very difficult question because there are a lot of way to stay success even when you aren’t at home. So let’s look at easy ways to stay keto when traveling!
Pick a Hotel Room with a Kitchenette
It makes life a lot easier if you can cook your own food so try to get a little kitchenette or at the very least a microwave and minifridge. If you get one with a stove, you can cook eggs, bacon, steak or even steam a few veggies. If only a microwave, you can still make eggs and bacon, but you will need a way to discard the bacon grease. Probably the easiest thing to do is just to buy a couple rotisserie chickens and bagged salads and eat that.
Drink Lots of Water
Getting your body’s natural thirst craving confused with a hunger pang is a common problem with keto-ers. Be sure you are staying hydrated, especially when you start to feel hungry. here are some additional reasons to drink water on keto.
Take Time to Destress
I know, the whole point of a vacation is supposed to be an opportunity to destress be sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. You spend so much time running around that you constantly pumping out Cortisol which drives higher levels of blood sugar and hunger signals. Do some deep breathing and possibly some stretching every day to keep your stress in check. Here’s more info on Stress and the Ketogenic Diet.
Want to increase ketone levels and reduce calories? There’s no better way to do that than fasting. the easiest way to do that is to skip breakfast. Or maybe you go a full day? Just do what feels right for you. Here is some more info on Intermittent Fasting.
Use Fat Coffee or Tea to Skip a Meal
Don’t want to skip breakfast? Throw some heavy whipping cream in your coffee and it will act as a meal replacement. It’s lowish in calories and will keep you satisfied until lunch. Here is more info on Fat Coffee.
Research what Restaurants are in the Area
Don’t go in blind. Know what’s around where you are going to be and what they serve. I have found steak restaurants are best but burger places are good also. Just know what’s in the area or in the hotel and decide before hand what you will do. Your hotel might offer a shuttle service as well so ask what restaurants are in the radius of the shuttle. Here are some tips on what to look for in restaurants.
Research Local Grocery Stores
This works best if you got a hotel room with a kitchenette but if you did, figure out what you will need to do to get to a grocery store or meat market. Again, rotisserie chickens work great for this or you can get cold cuts and cheese or even pre-boiled eggs.
If you have some tupperware, fill them with food from home and take it with you, Making up some hamburger patties or grilled chicken works great for this. Here’s how to Meal Plan and Prep.
Commit to the Win
Perhaps the best tip is to absolutely committed to sticking to this way of eating. Nothing is worse than getting home and discovering you gained 10 lbs so commit yourself to sticking with it. Here’s more info on the mindset you need to win.
Do you have any other tips? Let me know in the comments below!