๐Ÿค” Keto, Low Carb, and Sugar-Free in California?  {Food Travel Diary}

๐Ÿค” Keto, Low Carb, and Sugar-Free in California? {Food Travel Diary}

July 20, 2019 75 By William Morgan


(grunts)
(suitcase plops)
– I’m at it again.
Jadin and Zion and I are heading
to California for the week.
Yay!
And it’s the first trip that
I’ve ever left Benjamin on.
I’ve never left him
longer than like a day,
and he’s not going on this trip.
He’s gonna be home with daddy
and brothers and sisters.
So it’s sad, but he is 15 months,
so I can get away with
it just this one time.
After my last flight experience of running
and to catch the plane,
Naomi, Benjamin, and I
had to run to get there,
now Jadin and Zion
are at Dallas Airport an hour and a half
before boarding even starts.
We’re super on top of things this time.
My big personal goal for this trip
is can I get all the way
to California and back
and stay low-carb and
keto this entire time.
My first attempt to do this
is we’re actually having
a sit down breakfast
because it’s 5:51 and our
plane starts boarding at 7:20,
so I’m gonna try to get something here.
It’s easier when you have a sit down place
then just trying to grab
food quick and on the go.
So here’s how it came.
Good thing I have strong men with me.
I can give my bread and this is like
a little hash brown patty away.
But, this is all low-carb.
So we’ve made it to LA.
I tried to vlog in the plane,
and then Jadin reminded me
that it just gets too noisy.
So sorry you’re not gonna
see me talking in the plane.
Anyway, we’re here.
We got checked into our
hotel, dropped our stuff off.
We’re at a restaurant that’s at the hotel.
There’s a couple different
ones I’m thinking about.
Of course they have a steak salad.
Oh yeah, I don’t want the onion rings.
I’m thinking about
getting this cheeseburger
but without the bread, adding the bacon,
a fried egg, and sliced avocado.
That sounds like lots of
good healthy fat that I need.
Now I’m vlogging Jadin vlogging
Zion pouring his root beer.
Jadin’s getting B-roll for his footage,
and look at what I’m resisting.
While this magic is
happening, look at that bread
just sitting there like
bread, but I shall not eat it.
So there you go, here’s the appetizer.
Now with this sandwich,
it’s the cheeseburger,
and I added an avocado, a
fried egg, and bacon to it.
They wrapped it in lettuce for me.
Thanks guys!
So we’re outside now at VidSummit.
We just got registered and got snacks.
You’ll be so proud of my snack plate.
I found food to eat.
That is all that matters
with being in California,
is Jamerrill still eating.
Day 2 here at VidSummit.
I just got ready and sent Jadin and Zion
up to a buffet up on the 12th floor
to get breakfast and such.
And I told ’em, you know,
grab me anything that looks like protein.
Brought me back these
eggs, which are good.
I’m gonna eat these and
then we’re gonna go on down
to the first full day of events.
We just got done with
our morning sessions,
and one of the companies
has provided lunch for us.
I’m gonna show you what’s in here.
We’ve got a turkey
sandwich, we have an apple,
we have chips, so I’m out
on the chips and the apple.
I’m gonna eat the inside of the sandwich,
looks like its turkey and veggies,
but that will not be enough for this mama.
So probably gonna get another one of those
hamburgers wrapped in a
lettuce warp at the restaurant
if we can get a seat in there.
And I think I’m gonna go with
maybe this grilled skirt steak salad,
except I don’t want onion
rings or blue cheese dressing.
Maybe I need the kale chicken Caesar,
romaine, kale, Caesar dressing.
Ugh.
Must find food to eat.
I’m actually gonna go with the Cobb salad.
I don’t think I can go wrong there.
So here is my big heap
of California Cobb salad.
I guess everything is just
chopped really fine in here.
I asked for the dressing on the side.
And then to balance it out,
Jadin got a brownie ice cream thing.
So they have this snack table,
you can see like brownies and such.
I am going to just do
a tea with some stevia,
and then drink this while I’m
listening to some sessions.
So I got my full on tired
being at the conference
feels goin’ on here.
We got down there this morning
at a little after eight
and we finished listening to the last talk
a little after six.
And I am an extrovert, but
I feel very people-ed out
of all the people, people-y all day.
So of course, the next
question to what am I eating,
and it seems like their room service
is very similar to what, it actually
it’s everything that
was in their restaurant.
So I got the same burger
wrapped in lettuce
that I got at the restaurant yesterday,
and I got the same chicken wings.
I’m feeling like there’s not,
it’s just not too many options.
I think the steak was 45 dollars,
so for the price of the steak
I got the burger and the chicken wings,
actually obviously less than the steak.
See, official.
Bare feet, food in the bed.
So this is the burger,
gave my fries to Jadin,
and then this is those chicken wings.
Ah, Thursday morning.
Why have you done this
to me Thursday morning?
I got up nice and early.
I was trying to be a good little vlogger
and YouTuber and blogger and all of that.
I have these 20 new Instant Pot
keto large family freezer meals
that as of the recording of this video
I haven’t published yet.
I was gonna publish it all today,
and you know what?
I can’t get any of the
silly pictures off my phone.
Super frustrating right now.
I’ve tried a bunch of
hacks and work-arounds.
And you’ll probably tell me
in the comments of this video,
and by then they’ll probably
all be published, hopefully.
Anyway, Thursday VidSummitt
sessions have already started.
Jadin already went down stairs.
Him and Zion brought me back eggs,
and this morning they had sausage
from their hotel breakfast buffet.
So now I’m ironing.
I packed some dresses
that I didn’t have time
to do my quick, you know,
real life mom dryer ironing.
So now I have to use this archaic
ironing board and iron in the hotel
to try to find myself something to wear.
I’m not gonna get down
to the sessions today
until like lunchtime, I think.
But we’re here, we’re doin’ it.
Okay, so mama got ready.
Little interesting thing,
I have some stains goin’ on
on this dress like all the way down here.
Looks like coffee from another day
but hopefully my badge just
kinda helps me cover this up.
I won’t tell if you don’t tell.
Day 2, but we are fixing the name issue.
They are making me spelled correctly.
Okay, lunchbox time.
So, I don’t know.
We have time.
I could go get a salad, too.
So this is a ham and Swiss.
I’m gonna put some mayonnaise inside.
I’m gonna take it out of the bread
and kinda make my own thing here.
We are done with our last session now,
and actually I’m getting
ready like in another hour,
I’m gonna go live on YouTube
how I mentioned I’m having
some issues with all these
other 50 million videos I’ve created.
I still don’t think I’m gonna be able
to get them out while I’m gone.
So I’m here at this
little restaurant again.
I’m gonna have a tuna thing.
I was askin’ the waitress what
they had that was low-carb,
and she told me about the tuna.
And then she mentioned if I liked sushi
I would probably really like it.
I’ve never actually had sushi,
so we’re gonna see what this looks like.
I’m gonna try it.
Let’s see how it goes.
It looks beautiful.
I’ve had one bite.
The waitress was kind enough to teach me
about putting wasabi in the soy sauce.
I’m learning things.
So far, the one bite
down, it is excellent.
So we’re in a taxi.
We haven’t been in a taxi in a long time.
We’re goin’ to breakfast.
For my low-carb, I think
I’m gonna do Jaime’s omelet.
It’s chicken breast, bell
pepper, tomatoes, and onions.
I know some people don’t
necessarily do tomatoes,
but I’m gonna be a rebel and do it.
And then lots of coffee
somewhere’s gonna come into play.