Does the thought of sticking to your Keto or LCHF lifestyle while traveling make your heart race?
A year ago, I would have said “heck to the yes”! Now I am almost two years into my Keto lifestyle, I want to encourage you the anxiety will go away.
I’m leaving today for a very exciting conference sponsored by Proverbs 31 Ministries. I am super-duper excited to equip myself better for this Joyful Keto Life adventure!
I will be away from my kitchen for three nights, four days! I very rarely eat food not prepared at home, so this stretch of days may seem like a lot. I’m ready, though!
I’ve packed two boxes of pre-cooked bacon and some fat bombs (F-bombs by Drop an F-Bomb – they are not only handy but also delicious). Maybe the hotel will have some hard-boiled eggs, too? If that’s all I eat for the next few days, I know I will survive!
How do I know this? Because, as I’ve blogged recently, I know I am fat adapted and I know that I can practice Intermittent Fasting. If you haven’t read those two posts, click the links!
Being fat adapted and Intermittent Fasting are very powerful tools when you are traveling and away from your routine.
The only thing I may be slightly concerned about is looking like the weirdo lady that doesn’t eat in a conference full of women for 2 days. But since I’m there to equip myself to share my Keto story and how God has richly blessed me with this lifestyle, I’m not going to stress about this!
I’ll check in and share how I navigate the next few days with updates below – so stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you would so kindly pray for me as I travel, I would be most grateful.
UPDATE Day 1: Monday Arrival! After an hour delay, I arrived safely in Charlotte, NC. I found my driver – she was very chatty and just lovely! A nice welcome to the area. Checked into my hotel and was disappointed to find out my room does not have a microwave. Well, good thing my bacon is fully cooked already!
However, bacon wouldn’t suffice this evening because I was pretty hungry since I had not eaten a meal yet today. I had a few slices of…you guessed it…bacon before I left the house. But I was too cranked up to actually make a meal. Anyhow, I checked out the Bistro menu and it had a suitable Cobb salad with grilled chicken, bacon, and an avocado ranch dressing. Whenever I have to make a salad dressing selection from restaurants, I always choose ranch. Safest choice regarding sugar. I taste a bit on my finger before I pour it on the salad. This one was safe according to my tastebuds.
The nice man at the Bistro also gave me a cup of cream for my coffee in the morning! YAY! Let’s hear it for southern hospitality! The room does have a fridge. But no microwave. Boo!
That’s my update for my day one of travel!
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The no microwave/fridge thing is a constant pain for me in my travels. I usually stay at an airbnb now since it’s way cheaper and I get to meet new people. I am heading out on vacation Friday for 11 days and will also be fasting a lot (probably for 23 hours each day) and bringing bacon. For some reason the Smithsonian doesn’t want me to bring a backpack with food in it..??:) I am also bringing powdered cream and butter. Keto on!
The cold cooked bacon was not bad – totally doable! I don’t have a car on this trip – so AirBnB was not an option. We do like staying at those when we have a car. Have a marvelous vacation – looking forward to hearing all about it and your “keto on the go”! Keto On!