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Camping on Keto this Summer: 8 Tips

Oct 14

It's summer! The season of BBQs, outdoor activities, and spending a lot more time outdoors. This is great for many people- but not so much if you're on a ketogenic diet. If you are looking to enjoy the outdoors this summer without sacrificing your weight loss progress, read on for 10 tips that will help make it happen!

 

Camping is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of our world in ways that might not be possible all year long. Camping can also be a low-cost vacation option that's packed full of fun. These tips for sticking to a keto diet while camping will help set you up for success.



Keto Diet Camping Food

 

Pack keto snacks

These should include protein to keep you feeling full and fat for the brain. Salami, cheese sticks, nuts are all great options that will help curb cravings as well! Make sure to pack enough for your whole trip.

Bring a keto recipe book

Having a recipe book handy with keto-friendly options for meals that are easy to cook in the outdoors (such as things made on the stove) can make cooking something on the fly so much easier. Easy keto meals are typically meals that are mostly meat and vegetables to keep the carbs low. Prepare ahead of time. If you want your trip to be something special, take some time beforehand to prepare so it will be accessible on the go.

Pack meals in advance and freeze them

Try to pre-make some keto snacks and even pack your own condiments. This will help keep the temptation to stop for fast food at bay when you're traveling on a tight schedule! You'll be less likely to find yourself scrambling for something to eat while on the road if you have your meals ready to go.

Avoid sugar as much as possible

Watch out for sugars in alcoholic drinks. While a tasty adult drink is perfect while camping, make sure you reach for a low-carb option. Even natural sweeteners like honey can have a negative impact when it comes to keto! Stick with stevia or sugar-free iced tea instead.

Pack foods with protein and healthy fats

Not just carb-heavy snacks like nuts or trail mix. Protein bars are also great for snacking throughout the day, and quick meals when cooking isn't an option.

Bring sugar-free drinks

Flavored seltzer waters, coffee, tea, or kombucha (a fermented tea) can contain limited carbs but no refined sugars. Keto-friendly drinks are a great way to stay hydrated and avoid cravings for sweets.

Watch the hidden carbs while getting your caffeine.

If you need caffeine, try drinking black coffee without any sweeteners added in. You can also bring along tea bags with no sugar or artificial flavorings for an alternative. An excellent low-carb option for coffee is black coffee with heavy cream. Bulletproof coffee is a perfect option for those who need the extra energy and can even be used as a meal replacement.

Bring a lot of Keto Macros friendly snacks

Good examples of keto-friendly camping foods include beef jerky, hard-boiled eggs, nuts and seeds (walnuts are high in omega-three fatty acids), fruit like bananas or apples that have been peeled, and pre-sliced, sugar-free muffins or pancakes made with almond flour.



These are just a few of the many keto friendly foods that you might want to take with you when hitting the road. Cooking in advance and packing more food than usual will help make sure there's always something good available for snacking, even if it is some well-placed jerky from your bag!

It's summer! The season of BBQs, outdoor activities, and spending a lot more time outdoors. This is great for many people- but not so much if you're on a ketogenic diet. If you are looking to enjoy the outdoors this summer without sacrificing your weight loss progress, read on for 10 tips that will help make it happen!

 

Camping is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of our world in ways that might not be possible all year long. Camping can also be a low-cost vacation option that's packed full of fun.

 

Pack keto snacks

These should include protein to keep you feeling full and fat for the brain. Salami, cheese sticks, nuts are all great options that will help curb cravings as well! Make sure to pack enough for your whole trip.

Bring a keto recipe book

Having a recipe book handy with keto-friendly options for meals that are easy to cook in the outdoors (such as things made on the stove) can make cooking something on the fly so much easier. Easy keto meals are typically meals that are mostly meat and vegetables to keep the carbs low. Prepare ahead of time. If you want your trip to be something special, take some time beforehand to prepare so it will be accessible on the go.

Pack meals in advance and freeze them

Try to pre-make some keto snacks and even pack your own condiments. This will help keep the temptation to stop for fast food at bay when you're traveling on a tight schedule! You'll be less likely to find yourself scrambling for something to eat while on the road if you have your meals ready to go.

Avoid sugar as much as possible

Watch out for sugars in alcoholic drinks. While a tasty adult drink is perfect while camping, make sure you reach for a low-carb option. Even natural sweeteners like honey can have a negative impact when it comes to keto! Stick with stevia or sugar-free iced tea instead.

Pack foods with protein and healthy fats

Not just carb-heavy snacks like nuts or trail mix. Protein bars are also great for snacking throughout the day, and quick meals when cooking isn't an option.

Bring sugar-free drinks

Flavored seltzer waters, coffee, tea, or kombucha (a fermented tea) can contain limited carbs but no refined sugars. Keto-friendly drinks are a great way to stay hydrated and avoid cravings for sweets.

Watch the hidden carbs while getting your caffeine.

If you need caffeine, try drinking black coffee without any sweeteners added in. You can also bring along tea bags with no sugar or artificial flavorings for an alternative. An excellent low-carb option for coffee is black coffee with heavy cream. Bulletproof coffee is a perfect option for those who need the extra energy and can even be used as a meal replacement.

Bring a lot of Keto Macros friendly snacks

Good examples of keto-friendly camping foods good for your Keto Macros include beef jerky, hard-boiled eggs, nuts and seeds (walnuts are high in omega-three fatty acids), fruit like bananas or apples that have been peeled, and pre-sliced, sugar-free muffins or pancakes made with almond flour.



These are just a few of the many keto friendly foods that you might want to take with you when hitting the road. Cooking in advance and packing more food than usual will help make sure there's always something good available for snacking, even if it is some well-placed jerky from your bag!