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These easy tips will help you survive any holiday or gathering while on your keto diet. Holidays can be stressful enough, the last thing I want you guys do is to worry about is your diet!
The best thing you can do before your event is to plan ahead and be deliberate with what you decide to eat (or not to eat). You also may want to take a mini keto break (more on this later) and that’s perfectly okay.
Maybe you have been super strict on keto for months and just want a little treat, that’s perfectly fine as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons and not going overboard. If you’re going stay completely keto compliant though, these little tips will really make the holidays more manageable!
Be sure to check out these tips below and let me know how they worked out for you! What are your favorite tricks and hacks when it comes to eating keto during holidays or at social events? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
Tip #1 Have a tiny snack or bullet proof coffee (you can check out my recipe here) BEFORE your gathering.
This will prevent you from overeating or if there is not that much keto food readily available you won’t be starving.
Tip #2 Bring your own keto dish.
Look, the nice thing about many keto dishes is they don’t seem like “diet food”. Deviled eggs are always a great keto option and are always a crowd pleaser.
Another appetizer I love to bring to parties that is super easy and always gets gobbled up is rolled salami with a little bit of cream cheese and banana peppers held together with a toothpick.
For the kiddos, you might want to just leave the banana peppers out.
Tip #3 Fill your plate with protein, fat, veggies, and low carb fruit, like berries.
Watch out for salad dressing that has hidden sugars and milk. You can also ask your host (if it’s not a big deal) if you can have a side of olive oil instead for your salad or to dip veggies in.
Tip #4 It’s okay if you want to have a keto free day.
Hah, this kind of contradicts all these tips, huh? Lol
Truthfully it’s a personal thing for you to decide if you want to have a little bit of a cheat day or not. Sometimes it’s okay to treat yourself if you do it mindfully and intentionally.
You don’t necessarily have to give yourself permission to go hog wild and eat everything you want, maybe you decide you’ll have a non keto compliant dessert or just have one plate of non keto food and not go back for seconds.
It’s hard to be good 100% of the time, and sometimes a little splurge will prevent you from falling off the keto wagon completely.
Now, I want to make sure you don’t think I’m saying go out and eat bad. If you already have already planned to stick to your diet for a holiday or event, by all means go for it.
But, just know it’s not the end of the world if you do break your diet a little bit for a holiday. Just get right back on it the next day!
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