Sticking to Your Keto Diet When Eating Out
As you adjust yourself and become accustomed to working from home you need to start planning to have a better work-life balance. With the introduction of the Ketogenic diet as part of your health routine you might think that you would experience difficulty when wanting to continue your diet when going out to eat.
From my previous post which was an easy to understand guide on the Keto diet and how to create simple Keto meal ideas when working from home, we’re now going to find simple ways to take some downtime from your online working day to go out for dinner and stick to your Keto diet.
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There are many occasions that we tend to go out to have a meal such as birthdays, family get-togethers, work events, valentines day or even just general date nights or family nights. out and hanging out with friends.
It’s Easier to Stick to Your Keto Diet Than you Think
Now that you’ve found some time in your busy schedule it’s the perfect time for you and your partner to finally make some time for each other after a long working week or you and your girlfriends after some absence can play catch up and hang out.
The big thing is, can you resist those addictive bread sticks, flavorsome garlic bread, mouthwatering shrimp fried rice and delicious pasta dishes.
All this high carb food, as tempting as it sounds, is easier than you think to avoid. Many restaurants these days have great menus that accommodate the Keto diet and if the restaurant choices are not directly focused on Keto menu ideas you’re always able to mix and match from the provided menus.
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Keto Focused Restaurant Menus
We all go to our local and popular restaurants from time to time but when dieting we tend to hide away from them like a vampire from daylight. Look, there’s absolutely no need to!
Here are a few typical examples of the restaurant food we love and a few helpful tips on how to choose the right foods to compliment the Keto diet.
A Firm Favorite Olive Garden
You can easily choose from the many selections on their menu. Although the menu might look pasta heavy there are Keto friendly foods available. They do have a nutritional page on their website, it’s not that user-friendly to navigate but the standard menu does have easy to find Keto foods to choose from. (Really sorry but I’m not allowed to use Olive Gardne’s pictures but you can drool over the ones below instead :=))
Appetizers – Spinach Artichoke Dip (without the pasta chips)
Salad – House Salad (without the croutons)
Main Meal – Salmon Piccata/Chicken Margherita/Chicken Piccata/Herb-grilled Salmon
A favorite of mine is the Stuffed Chicken Marsala but now I have it without the Garlic Mashed Potatoes but with the side salad instead.
Desserts you can choose from a range of fruit smoothies, cheesecakes and dolcinis. Please be aware of the crunchy biscuit base
How about Red Lobster
What’s good about Red Lobster is you can go online and make your healthy selection from their nutrition and allergy conscious interactive menu and use the nutrition calculator to make sure that you’re on the right track with your diet.
Plan a Lunch at Chipotle
You have absolutely no worries with Chipotle. If you check out their online menu you can use the dropdown selection to avoid carbs where it says “what should I eat if I am______________?” And you fill in your dietary restrictions. Plus the food is fresh and not processed.
From the menus listed above, you could easily choose the following and stick to your Keto diet plan. No need to fall off the Keto fat burning wagon with the temptation of stodgy carbs.
So the next time you want to chill out after work with your girls or guys you’ve got no excuses, Keto inspired foods are available to you at your local restaurants.
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