The holidays are officially upon us and, for many, that means celebrating with family and friends, and the possibility of overindulging. For those of us on a keto diet, the holidays can be especially difficult as we have to be more careful about what we choose to eat so as not to slip out of ketosis. However, through some creative thinking and a little discipline, the holidays can be a celebration of food, family and the true meaning of Christmas.
If you are practicing a keto diet and are beginning to feel holiday eating anxiety, keep reading for some helpful tips that will make your holiday season more keto-friendly than ever. Let’s get started:
6 Ways To Make Your Holiday Season Keto Friendly
Eat Beforehand- to ensure that you are not tempted by all of the foods you can’t have, eat before you arrive to a holiday party. This can help suppress your appetite and curb your cravings. Make a pre-party snack such as my Keto Friendly Mozzarella And Rosemary Skewers.
Plan Ahead- whether you need to bring along some keto friendly snacks or you want to let the host know about your dietary needs, planning ahead can help keep your holidays keto-friendly. You can also bring along a keto friendly dish to pass at your next family function.
Recognise Keto Friendly Foods- this is especially helpful for those new to the keto diet. By knowing what you can and can’t eat, you will be better prepared for the variety of foods served at most holiday gatherings. Some foods that might not seem traditional diet-friendly, are actually keto-friendly such as my Pineapple Roasted Leg Of Pork With Cracklings.
Always Have A Glass Of Water- keeping your hands occupied around food is important for anyone on a diet, regardless if it is a keto diet or not. Plus, staying hydrated is a good way to avoid overeating.
Know Your Weaknesses And Set Limits- overindulging is common during the holidays and it is best to know your weaknesses so you can avoid those things. Also, set limits for yourself. That way, if you do happen to overindulge, you will be able to stop yourself.
Enjoy Yourself- if you do overindulge, forgive yourself and just have a good time. After all, the holidays are only once a year and you deserve to treat yourself once in a while! But you can still overindulge and stay keto-friendly by preparing my Keto Friendly Ribeye Steak.
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