I’m now back from travelling for 5 weeks through Southern Africa and besides having a wonderful time, I picked up some great tips for travelling whilst eating Keto.
My weight the morning I left was 60.1kg (I’m at my goal weight) and the morning after arriving home I was 59.9kg, so no significant change.
I ate breakfast before leaving at 0700 to get to the airport for an 1100 flight then fasted until I arrived at out hotel in Johannesburg (14 hour flight + 2 hours at the other end) so 20 hours of fasting all up, easy peasy after doing a Zorn Fast! I took salt with me and kept asking for water.
For most dinners, I had meat and vegetables or side salad, no starch please! and always asked for no dressing or sauces and I asked for extra butter or olive oil. Most people didn’t have a problem, although I did have one guy roll his eyes at me!
For breakfast if it was available as an option, it was bacon and eggs or an omelete and I requested not only extra butter, but also that it was cooked in butter as opposed to margarine or vegetable oil. If there was only a continental breakfast available, I either fasted or had the cheese and meat slices if there were any.
I skipped most lunches as there just wasn’t anything I was prepared to eat, but it was easy to buy macadamia nuts wherever we were, so I had those as a back up if I was hungry. But most often I wasn’t.
The biggest tip I can offer when faced with breads, pastas, potato and desserts (which were all included in the cost of the tour) is just say “no thanks”! I had control over everything that went into my mouth, no one else.
I will say that I haven’t found it as easy to get back into my pre holiday routine and as of this morning (11 days later) I’m up a couple of kilos and feeling more hungry than normal. I’ve done a couple of 24 hour fasts and will do the September Zorn fast when it comes up in September.
At the end of the day, I’ll keep switching it up and see what happens.