5 Best Foods To Keep You In Ketosis When You’re On The Road

5 Best Foods To Keep You In Ketosis When You’re On The Road

November 2, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Hey, it’s Thomas
DeLauer, with Keto-Mojo,
and today I’m giving you the lowdown
on what you can keep with you,
whether it’s in a backpack,
in your glove box,
in your suitcase, whatever,
so that you can make sure
that the ketogenic lifestyle
is something that you can
maintain but also enjoy.
So I’m going to give you five foods
that you can carry with you
and five foods that are going to help you out
on your keto journey.
One of the things I wanna lay
down for you first, though,
is when you should be measuring
when it comes down to eating.
You see, you want to be
measuring your ketones
before and after you eat,
at least in the beginning,
so you can start monitoring
how certain foods affect you.
You see, even ketogenic foods,
foods that could be totally
low carb and keto-friendly
can affect one person
differently from the other.
So you want to test it out
and always leave the
measuring to the meter
and leave the guesswork
out of the equation.
So any of the foods that
I’m breaking down here,
go ahead and measure before you eat them
and then measure after.
But another thing you
want to be cognizant of,
is when it comes down to measuring,
when you find that your
ketones are getting lower,
that’s usually an indicator
that you need to eat.
It helps you understand
that you should be consuming
some more fats at that point in time
so that your liver can
convert those free fatty acids
into ketone bodies.
So let’s break these foods down fast.
The first one is one you
probably already know,
but it’s Macadamia Nuts.
Now a lot of us know the
Macadamia Nuts are great
for when you’re on a ketogenic diet,
simply because they’re low
carb and they’re high fat.
But, they actually have
some other attributes
that people don’t usually talk about.
One, they’re extremely high in flavonoids.
You see flavonoids convert to
antioxidants within the body,
which means you’re one
step ahead of the curve.
Flavonoids convert to antioxidants,
then the antioxidants go around
and scavenge up free radicals
and allow your system to run in a lot more
of a smooth state.
But, they contain a different fat.
They contain a fat known as
Omega-7 Palmitoleic acid.
Palmitoleic acid is a
whole different ball game.
You see, we’re all so focused
on Omega-3, 6 and 9,
which are important, but Omega-7
is sort of the forgotten Omega,
and what that does is
allows the production
of specific fat-burning enzymes.
So Omega-3, 6, and 9,
can’t even really function
unless Omega-7 is there.
And Omega-7 is going allow
the fat-burning to occur,
and by fat-burning, I mean mobilization.
And the mobilization of the fat
gets it over to the liver
so it can be converted into ketones
and give you energy, and
get those ketone readings up
on your Keto-Mojo meter.
Now the other cool thing that
we found about Macadamia Nuts
is that Omega-7 fatty
acids have been found
by the Cleveland Clinic research team
to reduce c-reactive
protein levels by over 30%.
C-reactive protein is the main indicator
of inflammation within your body.
So, not a bad little gig.
Consume some Macadamia
Nuts, get some extra energy,
but also get rid of some
inflammation in the body.
Okay, the next one I want to talk about
is one you might not be
something you want to carry around
in your glove box, but
it could be something
if you’re just in a pinch,
and that’s going to be sardines.
Sardines are kind of an interesting food.
They’re not something
that you just, again,
want to just be eating willy nilly in front
of a bunch of people,
but their Omega profile
is what makes them so unique,
and particularly unique
when it comes down to ketosis.
They are the highest Omega-3
food that is on the planet
and the nice thing about sardines
is at least they’re sustainable,
so you’re not consuming something
that’s going to be really,
really hard to catch
and something that’s going to
be hurting the environment.
So it makes it nice from a
sustainability standpoint,
so you can at least
feel a little bit better
about what you’re eating,
but the other thing that we
want to look at with sardines,
is the suppression of
Cyclooxygenase enzymes.
So when you take an
asprin or an ibuprofen,
you are suppressing COX
enzymes, Cyclooxygenase enzymes.
That’s how you’re reducing
inflammation via that pathway.
Well Omega-3s reduce
Cyclooxygenase enzymes.
So you’re basically having
the same kind of effect
that you would have by taking ibuprofen
by consuming something
that’s higher in Omega-3s.
So that’s why that is
one that’s good to go
when you’re on the road.
The next one is cacao nibs.
Now cacao nibs, for a
multitude of reasons,
are tremendous when you’re
on a ketogenic diet,
but I do want to say, first and foremost,
make sure you test when
you consume cacao nibs,
before and after.
There is a high fiber content
and some people do end up
having a reduction in ketones
when they have higher amounts
of fiber but not everyone,
so again, everyone’s
unique, bio-individuality.
Test your blood.
Measure with the meter.
Okay, then when it comes
down to the cacao nibs,
what makes them so awesome
is the fact that they
have Phenylethylamine
and Indamine in them.
This gives you that euphoric feeling
and it gives you that state of wellbeing.
Okay, it’s not the sugar.
People usually think it’s
the sugar in the chocolate
that’s giving you that rise
and that ultimate feeling
of wellbeing, but that’s
not what we’re after here.
We’re actually after the Phenylethylamine.
But the other cool thing
we want to talk about
is the Oxalic acid.
Oxalic acid inhibits calcium absorption.
Sounds kind of crazy, right?
But the fact is, when
you’re on a ketogenic diet,
you’re usually in a dehydrated state
and that means you lose a lot of minerals.
That means you’re losing the magnesium,
you’re losing the other
minerals like the phosphorus,
you’re losing the ones that
are really important to you
and sometimes, you have a
concentration of calcium
because it’s harder to get rid of calcium.
So you have too much
calcium which is excitatory,
which can make you anxious,
can make you not feel so good,
and then you’re stuck with it
and you’re not getting
the other minerals in.
So the Oxalic acid makes it
so that you’re not
absorbing as much calcium
but you’re able to to absorb the things
like the magnesium and things like that,
that you’re getting from those cacao nibs
and from some of the other foods
that you’ll eat on a keto diet.
Now, the other food that I
want you to consume is Nori.
Good old seaweed.
Now one of the reasons why
I wanted to include this
on the list is a lot of people think
that simply because you’re
on the ketogenic diet,
that you’re going to have a
suppression in your thyroid,
particularly with women
because they’re a little bit
more sensitive when it comes
down to thyroid functions,
but when we’re talking about nori,
we have a nice bio-available
form of iodine,
not the iodine that’s coming from salt
that’s going to be on your table.
We’re talking about iodine that’s truly
in it’s usable bio-available form.
So supporting thyroid functions,
so the thyroid can actually create its T3
to actually give you the
metabolism boost that you want.
Plus, again, super high in fiber
so it’s gonna keep you satiated.
Lastly, if this is one for you,
not everyone like this one,
but pork rinds are something
that you can carry with you.
Now again, it all depends on the person,
not everyone is into
those, but it’s something
that you can carry in your
suitcase and it’s lightweight,
and again, zero carbs.
So as always, I want to
make sure that you know
that you need to test with
every food that you eat
but you also need to
experiment with other foods
as much as you possibly
can to see if your body
is ever changing.
So as always, I want you
to keep it locked in here
with Keto-Mojo and leave the
guesswork out of the equation
and leave the measuring to the meter.
I’m Thomas DeLauer with
Keto-Mojo and I’ll see you soon.