It can be tough to stick to a keto diet when eating out. Most restaurants serve food that is high in carbs and sugar, which can knock you out of ketosis in no time. But with a little bit of preparation, you can stick to your keto diet even when eating at restaurants. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for staying on track while dining out, so you don't have to miss out on those catch ups with friends, work dinners or weekend brunches with the family.
The first tip for sticking to your keto diet while eating out is to always be prepared. If you are going to a friends house for a barbecue or dinner, bringing a keto friendly side to have with some meat is an awesome option to stick to your keto lifestyle. Something like a great broccoli salad with cheese, almonds, bacon and mayonnaise is a side dish that will be a hit with everyone keto or not! So many people have different dietary restrictions and choices these days that simply communicating your needs, and bringing an option that works for your lifestyle, is easy and convenient for everyone.
It can also be helpful to research restaurants ahead of time, so that you can find ones that offer keto-friendly options. Lots of places now have keto options on the menu, and there are some cuisines that lend themselves really nicely to keto meals - for example, Indian cuisine is fantastic for a keto-friendly dinner if they do cauliflower rice and add no sugars to their curries (Little India is a great place that does this!) Another great option is Greek cuisine - delicious salad, feta and chicken is both delicious and macro friendly.
Another tip is to order carefully when you are at a restaurant. Avoid anything that is breaded or fried, as these foods are usually high in carbs and sugar. Instead, opt for grilled or roasted meats, which are typically lower in carbs. You can also ask your waiter or waitress about keto-friendly sides or dressings.
Finally, don't be afraid to make substitutions when you are ordering. Many restaurants are willing to accommodate special dietary needs, so don't hesitate to ask for what you need. For example, you can request that your salad be made with olive oil and vinegar instead of a high-carb dressing. By following these tips, you can stick to your keto diet even when eating out!
If you are doing our Keto Dash programme, reach out to your Success Coach before eating out as well. They are keto experts, and will be able to help guide you to make the best possible choices while still reaching your goals.
How do MuscleFuel meals help you stick to your diet?
MuscleFuel meals make it even easier! We provide delicious and nutritious keto meals that are perfect for people on the go and we have a Success Coach who will help you reach your keto goals quickly and easily. So if you're looking for a way to stick to your keto diet despite a busy lifestyle, MuscleFuel is the perfect solution!
MuscleFuel meals are not only great for busy people, but they're also perfect for anyone who wants to follow a keto diet. That's because our meals have the ideal macros for a keto diet- high fat, moderate protein, and low carbs. Plus, they're made with fresh and local ingredients, so you know you're getting the best possible nutrition. And of course, they taste amazing! So if you're looking for an easy and delicious way to stick to your keto diet, MuscleFuel is the perfect solution. Contact us today to learn more!