We are on location today, and we are recording outside while we are waiting for our room to be cleaned. We aren't going to tell you the location on this episode, but Chris does drop a couple of hints. We are both on the keto diet or at least eating in a way that puts our bodies into ketosis. We are basically becoming fat burning entities. Although, Chris's version is a bit modified.
Keto and healthy eating are popular, but it still takes some effort, forethought, and planning to eat keto or focus on eating healthy while traveling. This show focuses on eating foods that are high in good fat, with moderate proteins, and low carbs. There are different types and versions of the keto diet, but this show should help get the wheels turning on how to stay on your eating plan while exploring the world.
[05:56] Our number one focus is having a plan. You want to think about accommodations, transportation, and what you need to bring with you.
[07:27] When on a road trip take a cooler. Pack things that may be hard to find and, of course, anything you need while on the road.
[08:50] If your traveling by plane, you can leverage the Shipt app. This is a 2-3 hour delivery service owned by target. You can have water or whatever delivered at your hotel.
[10:13] If you are staying at an Airbnb, you can always run to the grocery store.
[10:47] You can also shop beforehand using grocery pick up services.
[11:11] Amazon is another amazing option. Put the apps on your phone before hand.
[11:44] Keto friendly foods that travel well are mustard, salad dressing, spices, cooked meats, boiled eggs, avocado, pork rinds, and heavy cream. You can also throw in cheeses, chia seeds, and berries.
[14:16] It's also helpful to have keto coffee and protein shakes with MCT oil.
[15:57] There's a Whole Foods next to our hotel, and the breakfast we got there was so good that we went back for lunch.
[16:30] Think about things to snack on for air travel. We like jerky, coconut chips, nut butters, pork rinds, tuna packets with keto mayo, stevia, nuts, and bulletproof coffee. Put coffee in your carry on, so the drug dogs don't think you are trying to cover up a scent.
[17:49] Get perishables when you are at an Airbnb. They are very friendly for special dietary restrictions.
[18:41] You have to be a little more creative when staying at a hotel. The free breakfast can be loaded with temptations. It's a carb buffet.
[20:06] We like Vega and Best Fat Fuel shakes. Magnesium and potassium are important for women.
[23:35] We also like Zevia soda. Root beer is our favorite.
[26:34] Grilled and sauteed meats are easy go-tos. Make the best choices, you don't have to be perfect. Cheeses and avocado are great choices. Vegetables and leafy greens are perfect. Chris loves asparagus.
[28:40] Watch the condiments. Look out for sugar and carbs. Oil and vinegar or adding avocado are great for salads.
[30:55] Bacon or sausage and eggs are great for breakfast. You can have grilled chicken with no bun.
[31:47] Lunch options include a bacon cheeseburger with no bun. Grilled chicken, nuggets, and salad are a great option. You can get an unwich at Jimmy John's.
[32:57] You don't have to be perfect, but it helps to be aware. Especially, if you travel a lot.
[33:41] There are tons of dinner options like grilled fish and vegetables. Lobster and butter is also keto approved.
[34:51] Drinking on keto will slow down the ability to breakdown fat, but champagne or dry wines only have about two net carbs.
[36:12] Unfortunately, beer isn't keto approved.
[37:06] Most liquors are no carbs. Just leave off the sweet mixers.
[39:01] Fish options include flounder, herring, salmon, sardines, sole, tuna, trout, cod, and halibut.
[39:17] You can also try Cornish game hen, duck, goose, pheasant, quail, or ostrich to mix things up. Di's favorites are shellfish like clams, crab meat, mussels, oysters, shrimp, squid, and lobster.
[40:01] You can have whatever meat you want as long as it's not fried. Try things like bacon, beef, ham, lamb, pork, and veal.
[41:09] Cheeses are also one of Di's favorites. Think about trying things like parmesan, goat cheese, blue cheese, cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, cream cheese, Swiss, and feta.
[42:10] You can also use a carb manager app to make things easier. Having a fitness app can make sure you are moving. The Apple watch also has a cool fitness tracker. Chris likes My Fitness Pal.
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