Eating Out on a Ketogenic Diet, Restaurant Hacks – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Eating Out on a Ketogenic Diet, Restaurant Hacks – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

October 17, 2019 1 By William Morgan


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in yeah
this week we’re talking about
restaurants in general eating out so is
eating out in Quito compatible it’s an
article that I saw actually even
surprisingly from CNET so it attacked
like a taxi CNET so-so but the article
was out and stout dude Quito at fast
food restaurants and they were taking
like fast food as examples like
McDonald’s can use them but I didn’t
want to go to that article like it’s
just like like you said sparked the idea
like to talk about because we love like
eating out we do it like probably too
often comment to this in the comment
below is twice a month too often like I
don’t think I don’t think twice a month
is too often yeah I mean there’s some
people that eat out like seriously every
day mmm alright and we’re talking about
like total like like we’ve been we’ve
been eating home like we you if I go
back to what I used to do oh yeah I used
to have something from a restaurant at
least three times a week at least three
times a week sometimes seriously five I
hate cooking did I mention that I hate
cooking yeah so I was eating out a lot
thinking yeah so I was thinking let’s go
let’s review maybe some different kind
of restaurant type of restaurant and
what your your your good choices and
your bad choices what to avoid so are we
gonna start with that so let’s start
with fat food fast food like no good fat
food it’s not good fast food and so yeah
so burger places usually fast food are
either burger places fried chicken so if
I was gonna do classroom ok so just I’m
gonna go I’m gonna go in order of like
if I’m thinking fast food what I’m
thinking because it doesn’t matter which
fast-food restaurant you go to you’re
dealing
quality yeah no but I’m gonna I’m going
to but I’m gonna go the order that my
brain is good okay so just to show you
something if you’re going to do
fast-food we know their oils are not
great so we’re like I’m talking I’m
going typical fast-food the oils are not
gonna be great
so my first choice is going to be some
restaurant where they make their burgers
on a grill or a griddle they’re still
gonna throw a little bit of oil if it’s
a griddle but if it’s a grill so like
Wendy’s or Harvey’s right like they put
their stuff on a grill mm-hmm I’m gonna
go there and try to get some kind of
chicken that’s not breaded I know that
there’s a few of them that have like
just because you’ve done I mean unbrided
yeah I don’t eat beef and they’re not
gonna have they’re not gonna have a poor
critter so so I’m gonna try to get some
kind of chicken that’s not breaded
that’s my that’s my first choice I’m
looking for some kind of restaurant that
has a grill yeah okay
choice number two if I have to go with
somebody that’s frying something or
cooking choice number two is gonna be
some kind of chicken place so like a
Kentucky or right because at the minimum
it’s chicken
I can eat chicken right and you think
I’m gonna take the skin off and I’m
gonna eat the chicken so that would be
my second choice and this is again it’s
the compromise you’re making because
you’re stuck and you’re I’m assuming
it’s a day that I wouldn’t fast if it’s
an if I could fast that evening that’s
what I would do like so this because of
your choice number one actually would be
fasting but if I was if I was in a
situation maybe I was fasting already or
I fasted ready for the week and I didn’t
want to do another fasting day or
whatever my situation was although I
really can’t see myself choosing to eat
poor quality food over fasting
but-but-but-but rites opener then I
would just our go chicken but if you go
like just the the category of restaurant
just above like your usual fast food or
just above the McDonald’s you you won’t
pay like way much more and you can have
better quality food and often you can
replace your like what are you what are
we replacing for example
like for sure but burger buns we want to
replace with with lettuce and and and
surprisingly like I’ve been asking you
apparently is now doing that for you
when you ask like it’s not surprising
like it’s not surprising anybody in the
home to ask for we have here a
restaurant called la cash that casual
spouse always a sport like restaurant
and last time I went with my boys I did
ask for a leaf like a leaf wrap and like
they so accommodated you yeah even
though it wasn’t on the menu it wasn’t
on the menu and they and they did so for
burgers like so chicken like beef
usually like you said to you it’s pretty
rare to have a poor burger maybe be
careful with the condiment ketchup
really SHhhh
mister I think mr. Dubey is better yeah
okay shop really SH be careful you just
remind me yeah the other thing that you
can usually do so another option
whatever restaurant you do go to
typically because they’re trying to be
more health-conscious they do now have
salads on the menu so like I remember
going to McDonald’s for some reason
early in my situation with keto and you
weren’t keto yet and Kyler’s wanted
something from McDonald’s and I got you
guys stuff and I took a salad a chicken
salad
so it’s salad with chicken in it and so
and it was it was fine
it wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t you know
it was it was fine so usually is that we
can have their sandwich as salad like
they’re gonna put the sandwich basically
in a bowl so we can do that too okay
interesting okay and I probably in
charge extra for having no bread so so
yeah so for the burger is possible like
to have a good burger like careful with
the comment if you’re in the situation
of me that you don’t eat beef you’re
probably gonna have a harder time at a
faster us fast-food restaurant yeah
although the the just for information
the burger I took Catholic Ash last week
when I went with the boys was a pork
burger oh yeah and and just just for
people to know
fire and ice in Boston also has pork
burger okay or no was it turkey but
basically they had a like a but then it
was wrong me from there was a note and
it was a not beef burger patties right
yeah but was it pork or was it Turkey it
was Turkey I think it was turkey but it
was still delicious
yeah okay salads was my mice I can think
on my list so fast food or not they’re
usually now always a salad you can you
can take the fries in and especially
since like restaurants have started to
really well I mean we’re going back
years now
restaurants have been trying to
accommodate people who want to be
healthier and still want to eat out so
there are a lot of solids that have meat
in them or some kind of fish like shrimp
or something like you so you have a
possibility of having some kind of
protein in your salad and this has been
this has been a while yeah if we’ve seen
this trend of restaurants trying to
accommodate people who want to be
healthier you you probably if you’re
unless you’re doing like you probably
want to make sure that they’re not using
a low-fat dressing yeah so you probably
want to ask well that make sure that
they’re using a regular fat dressing but
besides that it should be pretty safe
and usually like whatever the restaurant
it was there is a pizza place you
usually have a Caesar salad usually can
be and it’s kind of unless like they do
offer like low-fat like oh you just
reminded me of something and what no
matter what salad that you order you can
I should say 90% of the time no matter
what salad is you order you can have
them take the croutons out you can have
them make it without certain parcel like
for example there’s a salad that I love
to eat it’s called a harmonious salad
but it has green pepper certain red
peppers blah blah and it has there’s
something else in it onions I want to
say and I always have them make it with
no onions and like maybe like a quarter
of the green peppers that they were or
they got our I pulled a green pepper
salad yeah so like you you can then
actually I have them add bacon and they
do that as well so you can like
estimize your salad as well and and just
like you can especially the croutons but
it’s really really easy not to eat them
yeah yeah you can toss those croutons
out but it’s so much nicer when it’s
just not in there yeah you know
accidentally throw it in your mouth when
you’re not paying attention yeah
the article is also like giving a word
of warning about soups like if you do
like soups be careful like soups and
restaurant usually they’re all like
prepared stuff like this so preservative
even sugar so the content on the
prepared soup in a restaurant be careful
with that
like what’s especially like they do sort
of like they do offer it like if you
have a tablet Oh like with appetizer as
appetizers and stuff so what’s funny is
that people don’t realize that one of
the main preservatives that is actually
used as sugar is sugar so it’s like it’s
that’s why it’s usually so many people
like they were saying that most like
soups is yeah even cream soup like is
usually made with milk and I think sugar
so it’s not like it’s not a it’s pretty
rare you have a soup that’s made with
cream unless you go like at a higher
class so be careful with soup the soups
and the other thing like at fast food be
careful do the breaded stuff so even if
it’s a if it’s a chicken like she can
give credit so so like yeah but most of
the time like now they do offer the
grilled version of the breaded so like
the last few times we went like in a
restaurant they do you have the bread it
even in fast food you had a breaded
chicken you had the grilled chicken so
it depends you have to double check to
some some restaurants do and some
restaurants don’t it really will like
depend on their style again they how
hungry are you right like this is all
gonna come down to how hungry are you
because if you’re if you’re if you feel
like this a day that you need it to eat
you know you might and you’re in my
situation where you can’t eat red meat
eating that breaded chicken might be the
only option you have but yeah I mean I
doubt it there’s usually a numbers P and
just like work around that like for the
rest of the day I go like no card for
the rest of you know your food intake if
possible let’s go through some the
friend category categories of
restaurants like to see which we think
are the best and the worst am I gonna
get like hate mail from like restaurants
now okay so I was thinking about gateway
covered fast-food for sure
what about Mexican food Mexican food we
do have a Mexican restaurant we went
it’s hard because you have to end up
taking out so much out of the menu you
know like the thing that I figured out
when we went the last time was fajitas
because you can just make it in a
lettuce leaf but like like most things
have so many things in it and it’s
really really hard
it’s avian rice it’s heavy in corn
tortillas corn little chips and there’s
like yeah there’s the only good thing
they have and you know like this is the
other part of the story too for me
anyways because like everybody’s
different but I’m that person that once
I learned something’s not good for me
like I’m just not doing it so like to go
to a restaurant where I’m gonna pay a
normal price for a meal and only be able
to eat a third of it like to me that’s
not worth it anymore
because I’m not gonna eat those other
things is there there they’re gonna get
thrown away right and even when I
ordered the fajitas like first of all
identify there was enough meat so that
was frustrating to me but like most of
the peppers most of the onions but like
almost like I did I threw away a good
portion of it it was a wasted meal so
even though I would I go back no but to
put some context actually what happened
is that we were supposed to do that
tacos tacos meal at home where usually
you we can adapt even the taco spice we
do at home
we don’t put sugar like be careful like
if you have that cause at home and you
buy those little packets of spices
they’re really really high in sugar so
so you can easily like find like google
the recipes you can find a recipe to put
like a a seasoning mix on in your meat
and it’s really good made was really
good yeah but like that day actually
what happened it it was a holiday and
all the stores were closed and we
actually felt like okay let’s go
like see if our Mexican place that we
used to go before was open we did take a
look at the menu though and we did find
some options for us for example I had a
piece of chicken with a an avocado sauce
button add the rice and like ask for
more vegetables but like yeah it was
more like something for the kids than
then that makes it really difficult and
for me what was difficult with more and
for me what was difficult and why I
didn’t order that meal was because when
I was looking at the vegetables I was
like it’s gonna be vegetables I’m not
going to be able to eat so that’s why I
decided to try the wrap but um anyways I
do feel like again I’m that person that
I’m not eating corn I’m just not eating
it
I’m not eating what was the other thing
that I saw on your plate that I was like
not eating that so like there was too
many things on the plate that I was like
yeah I was right I wouldn’t have I would
have been throwing half the more than
half away in the end I ended up throwing
away like probably a third maybe I guess
because I didn’t eat all those green
peppers red peppers that are this so
like I maybe ate one or two pieces of
that and they’re night chase on top of
it so like I really do have to be
careful with those but so like those are
the things right when you’re when you’re
trying to go to a Mexican restaurant
like Mexican restaurants are really just
high carb meals it’s like it’s like us
trying to go to a Caribbean restaurant
restaurant now like I I don’t what would
we eat like we’d basically be able to
eat oh maybe a salad and a piece of meat
but that’s like all the rice although it
wouldn’t work like anymore I couldn’t
have a roti
that’s like that’d be torturous like it
just like I don’t think I could do it
now
okay another let’s go with another it’s
not safe is good or bad it’s just ask
you because we used to love going to
those place what about Chinese
restaurants yeah we go to a Chinese
restaurant also like so what’s funny
okay so like like he said tacos we make
them at home
and we were able to like modify to over
the way we want Chinese we make at home
why because it’s so hard I what would we
eat at a Chinese restaurant well we make
at home like the only thing we’ve like
been able to make is like the potato the
butter no but the chicken is Indian oh
sorry
yeah so the egg rule in the bowl egg
roll in the ball throwing the bowl
that’s like behind your recipe the the
cracks law you can find a bunch of
recipes online now and it is very good
actually it is good I mean we get the
general Talley breaded everything you
can make John’s hot without breading it
I just am eat beaver sauce the sauce is
sweet like thing is like we show the
sauces take care I would like Chinese
food right yeah its own so basically
like for us it’s been for a year and a
half like a no-go things in the Chinese
restaurant were savory but then there’s
the MSG part of the puzzle like do they
have MSG in them which is monosodium
glutamate which acts like sugar so even
though it doesn’t taste like sure it
acts like sugar in the system so if
that’s load I understand or somehow it
somehow it Alyssa’s the same sugar
reaction blah blah blah in our body
somehow I’m not really sure on that one
that’s something I’m just recently
looking up but my point being yeah
you’re right like Chinese we have not
gone back to the only Chinese food we
eat at home you’re right is the egg
rollin opponent and I mean even the egg
roll in a bowl I’m not the most
enamoured of it but that’s good now you
you I forgot one actually in my list
that is usually bad to go out but you
can easily make at home and the indian
vineyard union food so so I did find a
super nice recipe for butter chicken and
I did find like you can make your own
not man bread in quote good and so so so
what I did like last time for an Indian
meal the butter chicken it was great
like I replaced the rice with
cauliflower rice which is great to taste
great any even like you just actually
food process your cauliflower put it
like like put it in a frying pan for
maybe not even 10 minutes I think it is
gonna give you a nice nice feel with the
sauce and then on bread with the coconut
yeah I’m so I enjoy kids like it even
the kids love it and that’s a key Tomio
that are they have regular naan bread
but like and we’re gonna rice but the
butter chicken day lot so actually
everything like 90 percent of what we
make
they eat like they don’t like the cracks
law so that like but I begin I don’t
like it that one I can understand why
like it’s kind of I don’t know it’s
maybe it’s an acquired taste I’m not
sure but like that that’s the one meal
that I think that we tried that hmm I
was like okay not really um even the
shepherd’s pie that you made Kyler loved
it like she was like you know like yeah
I’m so there’s dirt I do feel that we’re
talk about restaurants though yeah but
there’s something right things that you
can’t go out and get in a restaurant
that you can make it and make it home
that’s a and so but but Indian Indian
food I think it could go out and get
Indian I think you wouldn’t you would
because Indian does do a lot of savory
if you stick to the meat you’re gonna
have a little bit of carbs in that meat
for sure but if you stick to the meat
you don’t have any man so if you just
have a meat and have the and have the
what you call it the the vegetables and
you can you probably can but I know for
me would be hard I think I can do it
okay just because like that’s me know
I’m gonna eat the part that I know I can
eat so I think I would do it okay we’ll
try okay so so are we actually to try
this okay so these were these were like
Earth Indian Morris option what are a
best option like because we do have like
we I think maybe we have three now best
restaurants where we’re talking about
the almond is salad so there’s a place
close to to our place that has a really
good salad there’s a whole page of
salads
your best option and okay I’m not trying
to be I’m not trying to be elitist okay
but your best option is always going to
be a fancy restaurant yeah your fancy
fancy yeah your best option is always
gonna be a fancy restaurant if you go to
a fancy restaurant so any restaurant
where like a plate is gonna cost you
know minimum 20 bucks minimum yeah but
if you if I’m not gonna say like I don’t
I mean you don’t have to go crazy high
but if it starts out like I mean a place
so I’m talking about not
any appetizer I talk about when the main
plate is starting at 20 or more you are
going to find that you can eat whatever
the heck you want he isn’t there if you
want a salad they’re gonna they’re gonna
do what you want because that’s the kind
of restaurant it is all right that’s the
kind of restaurant it is if you order
this meat with this salad that they’re
gonna bring that out to you I’m gonna
charge you for it yeah I might a $20
meal might cost you 30 40 bucks but if
we go what’s that restaurant I could see
all the the dollar sign like you up to
four dollar sign that slit up like if
you stick to the two dollar signs like
usually that’s the meals that are
between 15 and 30 I think that’s like
probably where you want to where you
want to go but doesn’t don’t get us
wrong like if we go out like five to
five of us like it’s expensive that’s
for sure what I’m saying I’m not trying
to be elitist I’m just saying that if
you wanna be sure that you’re going to a
restaurant where you’re gonna get to eat
keto the way you want to eat the way you
want to eat keto you’re starting so okay
if they can do the way that I want to
eat keto it’s probably a $40 or more
restaurant because I’d that means
they’re gonna have the good oils as well
right so if you’re didn’t you talking
probably forty fifty dollars or more per
plate but I think at twenty you at the
minimum know that you can put together
something that’s gonna make sense and
taste great so if I was if you’re asking
me that question like how do I know for
sure
that would be like I’m going to a nicer
restaurant I’m not trying to go to a
burger joint and get our best option
like that that’s that that place where
we go we’re not I mean we’re not
sponsored by anything first of all I’m
just and say that out loud
but like so here in Montreal because I
guess you’re looking for me to say the
name of the restaurant but like if you
don’t mind like saying it’s for sure
like elixir is there I think there’s two
or three now in Montreal probably one
Wow
they have like a nice they have a nice
nice salad options and they’re really
like usually they’re like they’re not
too
against like accommodating you know
they’re absolutely accommodate I like I
said that’s the same restaurant where I
take out I take this out and I put this
in and and they make the they make the
salad exactly the way I want it the only
thing they can’t do is give me hot meat
because that’s a whole other like that
that’s something that they don’t have
the correct meat for that salad for but
air other than that like so I mean they
really do accommodate me in terms of in
terms of my meals I’m trying to think of
what other restaurant that we got a lot
of good accommodations with because we
well the Portuguese you stealing my ID
so but that’s something I want to do add
like I know in Montreal like the
Portuguese chicken places you have it in
the the $2 fine section but but the you
also had like there’s more and more
chains opening where you can get like a
chicken and and vegetables like not
super expensive yeah so the Portuguese
restaurant that we port there’s more
than one of them actually the Portuguese
restaurants that we tend to go to and
there’s more than one of them again
another place where because it’s it’s
chicken mostly um I think they do have
other meats but like it’s yeah there you
have pork as well but it’s chicken and
pork mostly yeah I’m suing the most you
beef on the menu we’ve done doesn’t
matter I’m just saying all of them all
the Portuguese places that you’ve ever
taken me to like they it’s meat and
vegetables right and salad if you want
this is like it’s again a very simple
easy way to like I think in terms of
budget actually that’s a budget-friendly
way to get a good quality meat and
vegetable combination and actually I do
find that the vegetables were really
good like they were kind of above the
ground type things a lot of yeah they
were not they were not like potatoes and
so it was actually real real nice
vegetables yeah
and then I guess the other restaurant
that I that comes to mind is the K
barbecue another good example where you
can go it’s like it’s meats it’s meat
meat more meat and then you have your
vegetables that you can order I mean all
these restaurants obviously have carb
verge carb stuff that you can order but
if you just stick to the stuff that’s
healthy for you to eat you should be
fine so
if you have a Korean barbecue place
where you just like usually I don’t know
they’re all like that but ours is
all-you-can-eat so you just like put
your number on the sheet like
corresponding to the meats you want and
they bring it raw and you grill it like
in your on your little grill on your
table so we do like that and most I
think most stuff like on the table
because like basically they bring you
let us wrap so that’s a big plus for us
and you have some kimchi and but it’s
mostly like vegetables like so so it’s
it’s I don’t I don’t feel like it’s a
super card it’s not but the thing is is
one of those situations where it says
car B’s you decide to make it at that
point because you choose the meats you
don’t have to choose the meat that has
to marinate that sweet you can choose
the meat that has the the savory ones
like you don’t have to have all the
vegetables on that like I don’t I just
have like I usually have the kimchi and
the cucumber blah blah whatever that is
I don’t know what that is called but
like the it’s salty but like I put two
things online so it’s like it says car B
or not car B as you decide to make it to
be so all of that to say that I think
that if you decide to go to a restaurant
where you have a bit more control you
will have more control but can I just
point out something else this just
occurred to me that if you’re trying to
do keto in a way that you’re so we
always have to pay attention to our
budget and as long as you’re keeping
your carbohydrates down your health will
be improved but like I would really the
same way that I would say that if I’m
driving you know a typical American car
then putting medium or regular gas in it
is not going to be a big deal but if I’m
driving like you know a German vehicle
or I’m trying not to say if I’m driving
like a German company or whatever I’m
driving some kind of really expensive
sporty vehicle
I’m not putting medium or a regular guy
I’m putting the premium in you need to
you have to consider that if I can
afford
to east grass-fed why would I put myself
to eat McDonald’s where I spend my money
on my health is it’s gonna be spent I
can spend it over the course of my
lifetime eating well good quality food
or at some point in a lump sum to the
government or to the health care system
depending on where you live to get
myself out of a hole right I’m either
I’m gonna spent one place or the other
but you’re going to spend it I prefer to
spend my money on the food I’m eating to
have a healthier body so that in the
long run I can keep myself healthy
without the aid of a doctor so I’m
encouraging you to do the same thing
like think about the food you’re eating
you know let thy food be thy medicine
and medicine be thy food right that’s
what that was the saying like let your
food help you to stay healthy so that in
your long term you’re in the doctor’s
office much less mm-hmm all right like
skimping on food that’s another saying
that I heard I’m too poor to cha to shop
cheap right III and I believe in that if
you buy cheap stuff you can be back at
the store back at the store bucket and
in the end you spent more than if you
just bought the expensive thing to begin
with right there’s certain things like
food where I’m saying invest in your
food your body’s gonna love you for it I
know my body loves me for it
my body is ecstatic that I’m investing
in my food I’m drinking better quality
water I’m eating better quality food I’m
still working on my sleep I’m still
working on my sleep but I’m trying to do
the things that I know from research
that I know from doctors that this is
the way we’re supposed to eat this is
the way we’re supposed to drink I can
say in the last well except the
exception was yesterday was the first
time I had a soda and I don’t know how
many days was yesterday I had diet soda
yesterday we went to see a movie we’ve
ordered a guy sorta but before that I
can’t remember last my like I’m really
really making a big attempt to invest in
my food and my drink I’m drinking
better quality filtered water I’m
investing and I encourage everybody to
do the same thing I encourage you to do
the same thing I am always in
couraging you do that like let’s do that
let’s be healthier he encouraged our
children to do that right we’re
constantly talking them about their food
choices we’re constantly trying to kind
of guide them writers I’m not gonna
torture my kids I mean honestly we have
three kids that are very healthy run
around jump around duel
they’re moving constantly and they eat
as well as us
like 80 percent of the time you know
they have snacks but they’re on the
track to know that it’s better for them
to eat less carbs choosing the good
restaurant yeah look at the menu if you
like me again like like we said in the
past weeks make a plan mixing to it make
a plan look at the menu see like if you
what options you have for sure if if I
do look in the menu and I don’t see any
pork any chicken or it’s just like beef
I’m skipping to the other one like but
like usually we do find what we what we
like and and we go out your body is the
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it’s the most important thing
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