The weather is amazing, and you are heading for a great long weekend but there are definitely some new challenges with the social side of the beautiful summer get togethers. My advice….be like a boy scout!
Boy scouts live by the motto, “Be prepared!” and that’s precisely what will get you through with eating good, wholesome, low carb food the next few days and beyond.
So here are my top tips:
1. So much can be avoided by simply planning ahead. If you have been invited out this weekend what do you need to consider to make it easier for yourself to stay on track? Personally, I try to eat something beforehand and that way I am not starving when I get there – I know my weaknesses and find ways to avoid the traps. You don’t want to arrive hungry and then spend the next 2 hours staring at crackers, chips, and brownies.
2. What will you take to the party that you can snack or eat on? Taking Keto foods to parties is one of the best ways of avoiding non-Keto snacks. So remember to take your favorites. I always offer to bring a snack platter and it has stood me in good stead many a time. It looks amazing and you just need to throw in some store bought items like crackers, cheeses, stuffed olives and even ham rollups (super quick to make!) and you are good to go!
3. Then just before you head out of the house, mentally prepare yourself to stick to Keto. You’ve been to plenty of these parties before, so you know what foods to expect and what foods to avoid.
4. What about eating out? Here are some quick thoughts:
Hope you have a great weekend, whatever you may be doing. Remember to take time out to do some self-care, whatever that looks like for you. Rest, get enough sleep, get your body moving, soak up the sun and do it with people who feed your soul.