I really like this topic because we need to be realistic and I am all about moderation – even when it comes to eating out. I am not all about moderation when it comes to adding a bit of refined carbs to my diet. I personally like to try my best to keep them out of my diet but I still want to eat out occasionally.
Let’s discuss some good ways to maneuver at restaurants when adopting a ketogenic lifestyle and limiting refined and processed carbohydrates.
First of all, I never think it to be a good idea to be starving when entering a restaurant but if you are eating in a ketogenic fashion, then you won’t ever feel like you are starving. I keep some nuts and seeds in my car and if I feel like I have gone too long between meals, I will snack on those.
I like to try to choose restaurants that source local ingredients and ones that have fresh options on the menu. I also like to always have a look at the menu online of the restaurant which I will be visiting in order to plan my meal prior to arriving. That way I already know what I am going to order in advance.
Almost all restaurants are going to have a meat or fish dish on the menu. You can order this option and then add a side salad or grilled vegetables instead of opting for the carb-heavy side such as french fries or mashed potatoes.
Why not order the hamburger without the bun. You can ask for a lettuce bun and a side salad instead of fries.
If you have a love of Mexican food you could order some fajitas with no tortillas and a side order of guacamole at most Mexican restaurants.
There are many ways to maneuver when eating out at restaurants but in the beginning you will need to source out the best ones to help you maintain your new life-style.
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About the Author: Sheri Burkeis a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.