How to Avoid Getting Fat on Vacation! – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

How to Avoid Getting Fat on Vacation! – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

October 14, 2019 5 By William Morgan


hello everyone welcome to Mind Blowing
Health and Wellness with Violet Pat Chat
edition I’m Violet and I’m Pat so we
make these videos to help people to
understand how there’s information out
there about keto some of it is really
good but sometimes we need to use our I
want to say common sense but it’s less
it’s not common sense it’s like really
do need to do some research some time to
figure out if the things that people are
telling us are correct or not
so Patrick and I find actually Patrick
finds some good articles and then we
kind of go over them to see should we be
listening to this information or not so
as usual what do we have Patrick this
week we make something a bit different
different because there’s no article so
we’re talking like our own experiences
so so so let’s talk about like how we
did stay on keto on our last vacation we
did grocery shop to make like everybody
happy or three kids us and like helping
people to show that as possible okay
it’s over our last vacation because we
were we went on vacation over the summer
and that’s what you wanna talk about you
know how we stay keel over and our kids
are not Quito by the way so just to
clarify we are Quito our kids art where
should you say the Marquita all the time
they don’t know that they’re heat’ll
sometimes but they’re not Quito all the
time okay so so so so let’s go with like
I don’t know I I have like a few maybe
steps like that that like will help you
to see that it’s really so possible so
phase planning yeah yeah right totally
that’s my first life I mean when we were
choosing our vacation spot we did
actually check out restaurants that were
gonna be in the neighborhood and in like
I think we checked about an hour drive
issue just to see like if we needed to
drive but like so we we knew what kind
of restaurants were within an hour of
the vacation spot that we were staying
in I’d say plan and I also I would also
say plan to cook I think like restaurant
is a good thing but like if you go on a
vacation for a week or even two weeks
unless you go like honor maybe a resort
like a Republican Dominican Republic or
Cuba where you have like access to a
buffet like yeah but you will talk about
that’s a that’s a different kind of idea
but you’re talking right now about our
vacation our vacation so like an Airbnb
what can we rented the house so so the
thing that I remember the cook I think I
do remember is the first thing we did
check though was what restaurants were
closed before and and because we wanted
to be able to go out at least a few
times so so that would be the first
thing like finding good restaurants and
I remember we had a little bit of
trouble finding the restaurants because
I’m not a big seafood lover and we were
in Cape Cod so I will say that that was
um this time it was a bit of a more of a
search for the restaurant but so that’s
part one searching but here we’re
talking about cooking so let’s talk
about cooking cooking so yeah so we also
checked around like your unlike our own
surroundings if they were yeah but
usually that part’s easy they’re grocery
stores but it was like running grocery
store that had good quality meat yeah we
were not able obviously to buy like
grass-fed that was with the restaurants
the sorry the grocery stores that we
found weren’t like that in that
neighborhood but it’s fine I was
surprised though like with the quality
of food that we did find oftentimes it
wasn’t better than like even here in
Montreal like some weather it wasn’t
right it was like some some I do like
plain yogurt some plain yogurt I did
find over there it was like really
really low in car I think two net carbs
per serving so there was like some
interesting options if you if you look
for it like there was there was some
interesting options for 42 people yeah I
didn’t well I mean I don’t look for
those things so I’ll take your word for
it I didn’t notice in terms of those
things I did find that so obviously
going to a grocery store and picking up
what our family needs actually made it
quite like being at home right like we
filled the fridge with things that we
knew the children would eat children I’m
calling them children the 14 years old
all right three 14 year olds would eat
so we filled the fridge with things that
are three or four teens would eat and
they
what we did was we made sure that we had
meats that we all could eat I think
there was only one of the days where we
weren’t eating the same meat and that
was a day that we had the burgers mm-hmm
so I think you guys might have had beef
and I had I had sausage probably
vacation is one of the time that we
tried to make a more like fun meal or
like yeah we do try to have a pizza or
even a burger but the burger we we do
have often like that often but like with
the what’s the lettuce wrap yellows wrap
but like I don’t I don’t we didn’t do a
pizza on a vacation not that you’re
saying that’s true we didn’t do a pizza
so we were yeah actually none of and
they and the kids didn’t happy to either
which is interesting
yeah so we didn’t have any pasta on that
vacation so the kids didn’t have any
pasta so actually like I was saying like
what is funny enough but when we’re on
vacation the kids actually eat more yeah
like healthy like so they eat more like
us then when we’re home it was a Barbie
there was a barbecue on the on site so
yeah barbecue like give me a barbecue
and I can cook yeah yeah for sure I’m
just saying like usually during the week
at least once or twice they’d have rice
or or past them and we didn’t have any
rice we didn’t have any pastas just I’m
just kind of pointing that out that it’s
funny how on vacation no but they did
have fries I just remember that yeah we
they did have fries so okay how with the
burgers yeah well one of the days with
the burgers they had fries and the other
day they had salad okay yeah right so
one of the days they had fries so out of
seven days which instead of out of seven
days having two times they only had one
time so it’s funny how when we think
it’s gonna be so much harder to be on
vacation and and then we went when we
ate out yeah again they ate they ate
rather we had one or two we had one the
rest one so one restaurant on our way
there I think that’s why we thought that
in in Boston to the the place but that
was an interesting place even for us
because like the fire and the fire and
fire nice yeah so it was a grill place
where you go like
you can go shopping for you if you’re a
meat and vegetable and you bring that to
a bunch of cooks that that are in the
middle of restaurant like grilling your
stuff for you so so that was even like
that was a good choice for us because we
could stick to two meat and vegetables
and salad I absolutely think everybody
that restaurant was fun because you get
to watch the food being cooked so if you
guys ever go to Boston Fire and Ice it’s
a nice restaurant for people who do keto
and I think like the thing though like I
said like the two restaurants that we
chose if you actually look at what the
kids ate on those days they actually
were very good about choosing salads and
what our kids are educated they know
what they’re supposed to do they do it
all the time no but they do know and I
do think sometimes they make they do
make better to my daughter especially
she tries to make good choices and then
there’s never the other days where she’s
just off the rails but she has quite a
few good days the other best one was
more like a standard traditional in Cape
Cod is like a seafood restaurant but you
did find something you like I’m trying
to remember it was a piece of pork I
think I had a piece of pork yeah yeah
with some no I think it was working
right I think they were actually you had
ordered something that I tried no I’m
just remembering you ordered something I
was like a seafood casserole yeah and I
think I actually tried it and it was
passable I was not a seafood person I
really am NOT but it was it was possible
I think III oh he order something hot
too that was that everybody tried them
cauliflower we followed the grill it was
really spicy and it did taste good but
it was super spicy it’s funny it was one
of the time that I I I went there I
wanted like to eat to try to things like
the lobster roll so I was even like
prepared to go little hopster roll and
with the clam chowder and my god well
the lobster roll would have been hard
because of the role but the clam shot
yeah why didn’t you
oh there’s potatoes in isn’t this pretty
I think there’s a door probably to car
be food that I would have you know but
like I know yeah yeah you didn’t you
didn’t
having either of them actually ended up
having as you have at that restaurant
like seafood and sauce with vegetables
like it was really like a basic probably
not to car B even for the salsify no I
remember you actually went you actually
went with the with the I thought you
were gonna get the role and then you
know went with the the healthy choice
no that was Stacy no but I did have some
so I don’t think it was girl either
right and what about like for those keto
people that eat more than one meal a day
or they have breakfast like breakfast is
not an issue for us when you were happy
with our coffee and so it depends
because if you’re at a rest or if you’re
at a hotel then you’re going to be
eating all your meals out yeah right
because you can’t really cook and I
think that makes a difference give me
the example of the conference I went
like when I went in in San Diego like
all the meals were included and there
was some breakfast
I didn’t eat but it’s kind of like you
go with the eggs you go that was like
eggs bacon sausages obviously I was like
going slow with my servings so like my
servings were for small was more away I
wasn’t having a big meal because like I
knew we were having supper after but it
was really too easy what I find really
entertaining is when people say but I
can’t eat eggs every day oh yeah why I
find that entertaining is I swear to God
if you count how many different meals
you make in a month if you make more
than seven high five because I know I do
I wasn’t making more than suffering
seven different types of meals before so
this idea that I can eat eggs every day
but I can eat fries with every meal like
really I think we tell ourselves a story
because we’re afraid to try something
that’s that looks like it might be
difficult but there’s so many ways to
make eggs I have a hard time
understanding why you couldn’t make eggs
and have them taste different every
single you can have your eggs with
sausage you can have your eggs with ham
you can have your eggs with bacon you
can have your eggs with steak I mean
there’s so many different ways it’s like
at that hotel where I was they had
scrambled egg scrambled eggs every day
they were tasting it wasn’t even like a
but the thing is even if you don’t want
to house
eggs everyday you can have scrambled
eggs you can have boiled eggs you can
have eggs with cheese in it you can have
like you can have a omelette you could
think I find it interesting when people
say but I can’t have eggs every day I I
feel like it’s a throwback to we’re not
supposed to eat that much fat and I
really feel like that’s what that’s
about and I’m just again putting it out
there that if those are the kind of
things that are getting in your way then
right but we’re talking about vacation
right now so I’m getting off track if
you’re gonna be going out for every meal
the nice thing about being Quito is that
you don’t have to do three meals
most of us first of all are doing two
for if we’re well adapted in our Quito
if you’re still doing three it’ll come
just keep keep working at it so but the
nice thing also is that even if you do
do your three meals
you don’t need to worry about snacks so
you don’t have to carrying or worrying
about food in between so I do feel like
being on vacation well now let me go
back in history when I was on vacation
before Quito oftentimes vacation was the
only time of the year I would eat one
meal just because you’re so excited to
be where you are and running around and
whatever and so my daughter is quite
like me once we get going like the idea
food is just out of her head to even
till this day so like if we’re doing
stuff like hunger only hits us like at
the end of the day so there are lots of
times that when we went on vacation
where we didn’t eat anyways so I do feel
like if you’re on vacation and if you’re
excited about what you’re doing and
you’re running around I don’t know that
that food is going to be as big a deal
as we think it’s going to be unless
you’re a foodie and you vacation to eat
yeah I remember like five five six years
ago I went to Cuba for a little drum
workshop and I was like that was long
before I was Quito and I was kind of
scared because I knew there was like
they would be like an open like buffet
of too much yeah I was worried because I
did love tea but I still do love to eat
but like at the time I was like I was
worried and I was I would come back from
the trip with like 10 pounds 10 pounds
increase in my weight actually funny
story I did lose I hate like like a pig
a week and I did lose B
I was like kind of I knew or I was
getting too and so my my angle of attack
was like I’m gonna fill the plate with
salad and vegetables and keep a bit for
meat no fruits because there was some
fruits but like I did like mango yeah
mango and like somehow that week they
didn’t have it so so I was like not
going too much into the other fruits I
didn’t and they didn’t have like any
good dessert so in the end what I did
like I probably was close to keto / low
carb for the whole week and I came back
like a few pounds less so even even if
you have access to a buffet it’s even
easier I think for keto people to make
the right choices because there’s either
like some cauliflower there some meat
for sure if you stay away from the rice
the pasta then like it’s not what I also
feel like you’re saying and that we’re
so here’s where I think what you’re
saying makes a lot of sense is that if
I’m planning my vacation and I know the
things so whether you’re keto or not if
I know the triggers that I actually have
taking the time to plan well and making
sure that I’m doing the things are gonna
help me to feel healthy and stick to my
eating plan whatever it was like at that
point in time you weren’t doing keto but
you were doing standard American diet
and you just use some common sense if I
eat vegetables and salad and meat
probably not going to gain weight on
this trip and and the point of the trip
wasn’t to gain it was to learn how to
play drums right so like it’s
interesting in that sense is that you
kind of had a plan for yourself and
wanted to get back home looking the way
you left right and so I do feel like
that’s a good point you’re just making
there is that no matter where you’re
going no matter what you’re doing if you
plan for health
you’re probably gonna stick to the plan
if you plan for tastes you’re gonna
stick to the plan right so plan for help
oh that makes me think the other thing
that we need to be careful is alcohol
when you go on trips and you have like a
all-inclusive week just like be careful
with that for sure if you go with the
drinks like like the smoothie kind with
bananas that can probably kick you off
keto pretty easy
anytime you’re drinking a smoothie you
should be thinking that you’re gonna be
kicked out of Keith I mean I don’t being
on vacation doesn’t change the way your
body works mmm
I think this is a mistake that people
make they go on vacation and they act
like their body is magically gonna
function a different way
it doesn’t like you’re still you still
need to be conscious of the amount of
carbohydrates in whatever you’re eating
but you can’t you can like obviously
we’re not saying not to drink but just
make better choices like either rum and
I coke or wine like these are a little
car like for sure your body is gonna
have to eliminate the alcohol first but
these are there are better low carb
choices than the big banana smoothie
with rum so interestingly enough on the
on the chip to our vacation we didn’t
drink alcohol on that first that first
restaurant but in the second restaurant
we did have alcohol I at least I
remember I yeah we had one too we both
had wine okay so we both had wine on
that day so and and we what we actually
did was we asked for the dry so dry
wines tend to have less carbohydrates in
them so we took the driest wine that
they had and then when they told us what
it was we checked it up and it was a
pretty okay when I can’t remember how
many grams of carbs per bottle but it
was like it wasn’t a lot that’s the
other thing that you can do I find a lot
of people like they here oh you can
drink on keto and they don’t stop and
think you can drink versus you can drink
what right like of course we can drink
alcohol it’s the same as if you’re doing
standard American diet the alcohol has
an impact the same impact it was having
when you were doing Santa an American
diet it’s the same it’s still alcohol so
if you were choosing to drink alcohol
when you’re doing the standard American
diet and you choose to continue you’re
having the same risks to your body so
let’s be clear on that the same risks as
if you were doing an American diet
here’s the thing you can drink alcohol
and then limit the amount of
carbohydrates in the alcohol unless you
were saying you can take a hard liquor
and put it with diet whatever drink then
you’re gonna you’re going to help
yourself there the other thing you can
do like we do is
we can find the wine because I prefer if
I’m going to drink something to drinks a
wine versus a hard drink just because I
find wine nicer to drink than a hard
alcohol I know you disagree that you
like your hard stuff but I I do like
wine better and so just looking the
check in the carp content in Quebec the
carb content is on like at the at the
ticket when you go to the liquor store
it’s on there and it’s also you can
search it up in our system online as a
queue that’s a queue yeah we can search
it up so it’s not something difficult to
do I’m not sure in your state or in your
province how its functioning but it’s
probably similar you can look up how
much carbs is in alcohol even if you
like we went like this year showed the
other day like getting away from
vacation do but like even if it’s
possible even for beer some some beers
that the lighter beard Michelob the
Canadian 67 are relatively low carb like
you can you can do better choices the
one last thing I want to talk ho about
vacation was like snack you talked about
snacks a little bit earlier usually
vacation means eating supper at a later
time we did actually on tend to be
honest we did bring snacks with us when
we’re going to the beach for example or
like when we were away from from home
for a long time you brought snacks for
the children for the children but we
didn’t we have something for us like we
had that’s like I’m just I’m just
thinking what would be the the best on
vacation on vacation like I think you’re
thinking about the other week I think
you’re thinking about we went to the
water park you brought nuts for us yeah
but on vacation we didn’t do anything
okay yeah but I mean but we could have I
mean we could have brought us if you
felt like it but I mean we were pretty
certain because we went okay the reason
and I remember we didn’t bring anything
could be went to the beach so while we
were on vacation we went to the beach it
was the middle of the day and we never
eat them have primitive time so like we
knew we would have been back beforehand
like the kids ate I remember that for
sure and we were like sitting with them
and they were eating but while they were
eating snacks like we were talking in
whatever but yeah I’m go to option we
went to the beach a few times went twice
maybe three times I can’t remember how
many times but the kids were in the
water a lot well what are your options
like
first next what are your options like
when you don’t know what are you gonna
be able to eat at a later time for
supper like you went for a conference
like a few weeks ago you’d bring
something what are you you go to options
I go to options actually it’s usually so
usually it was nuts was nut so like I’m
kind of cutting back on the nuts right
now but I still did bring nuts when I
went to that conference the other thing
that I will use and there and that’s the
reason I purchased them we’re Quito
bricks so I do have Quito bricks I don’t
I I mean compared like comparatively
speaking I get mine and they last me
forever because I only use them when I’m
in in trouble where’s you you use yours
like pretty much right away so I do have
Quito bricks for the kind of situations
I’d go to a class once a month and so
when I’m at the class when I’m going to
the class I know I won’t be able to eat
so I will take some Quito brick with me
so that’s usually the thing I would take
are take some Quito brick it’s the only
actually kubrick is the only it’s the
only bar period yes work is the only bar
that I actually buy and it’s because
first of all it doesn’t taste amazing
so I doesn’t push me to want to eat it
like you know I mean like I’m not it’s
tastes okay you know it’s a tad salty
but I’ve gotten used to that so it’s not
like something that you’re gonna buy it
and it’s like it’s gonna be there
calling your name and like I have to eat
it it’s um it’s it’s what it’s for is
what it’s for if you don’t have a meal
you eat that and so it’s just good
macros good ingredients it does what
it’s supposed to do so that’s what I
would do I would usually take my Kido
brick with me and some nuts now it’s
gonna be Oh pepperoni sticks is another
one that I would might take I know for
sure
some kind of pepperoni or some kind of
meat stick doesn’t have to necessarily
be pepperoni if you have to hear if you
eat other kind of meats but for me it’s
pepperoni usually cheese cheese I would
also take you know if I if I didn’t have
any key dobrik I probably have taken
cheese I think the key nobert because it
can stay out like I don’t have to put in
the fridge so I don’t have to worry
about forgetting it in the fridge I can
just put it in my purse I know it’s
there and that’s the same thing I can
just put it in my purse I know that
there if I need them a lot of the time I
take
with me I might not even eat it it’s
just knowing that I have it there that
I’m not gonna be nervous to be dying of
hunger but yeah so so vacation keto hard
hard I don’t really find it hard
III honestly believe that if you plan
and if you and we’re st. Plan know what
restaurants you’re gonna be going to
know what foods you’re willing to buy if
you’re gonna be able to cook and if
you’re having more than one meal like
just try to plan yourself a little bit
like what am i eating for milk because
honestly at a restaurant you can’t weigh
how much carbs is on the plate so if
you’re doing more than one meal it
becomes much more important to like
really choose breakfast well and choose
lunch well so lunch and supper well so
that you can try to balance out the
amount of carbs you know going over your
carbs on above the ground vegetable is
not gonna throw you that far off going
above your carbs on below the ground
vegetables on onions on you know on
beets and like these really high carb
things potatoes that can throw you off
planning yeah and stick to it obviously
stick to the plan so yeah basically
you’re right Patrick sticking with the
plan so and as you saw even in his case
where he wasn’t kita yet and he stuck to
a plan and he lost weight Yeah right
so vacations supposed to be about making
memories and having fun you know like I
struggle with people who vacation to be
able to eat stuff I I struggle with that
one I mean ever he’s gonna do their own
thing me you know like do it do you I’m
gonna do me but I’m just putting it out
there as an idea to think about that
maybe that’s contributing to the issue
that you might be having with gaining
weight when you go on vacation so every
time we take a good decision to change
things in our lives our lives get better
so maybe just something to consider
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