One of the best things about having a specific diet plan it the consistency. This doesn’t mean your plan has to be boring or lacking in taste. What it does mean is you can stock up on reasonably priced, healthy food items and prepare your meals well ahead of time. In addition, you can think of your diet as containing “ready meals.”
To take things in a slightly different direction, but staying with the idea of foods that are ready to eat, you could benefit from looking into items that you can take with you as part of your mobile lifestyle. It seems nearly everyone is on the move today, more than ever before.
While it’s best to have a good keto-diet breakfast before heading out for the day, there are some great ideas for road trips. In addition, you can take many of these foods with you if you need to stay at work or at another location, and can’t get to your keto foods at home.
With any plan or project, it’s always best to prepare. You shouldn’t depend on eating when you just think about it. Have the foods you need on hand, ready to prepare or ready to eat for each meal. You not only contribute to your general health and weight loss, but also to mental clarity and emotional stability.
Of course, the core of a good diet plan is consistency, in both meal contents and meal preparation. These meals must contain a minimum amount of carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and the right level of healthy fats, all detailed to your body weight and your general lifestyle.
You’ll need to learn as much as you can about the keto diet in general, and about foods specifically. It’s the only way you’ll get the results you want and the results you need.
The process switches the body from carbs and glucose for energy to using fat for fuel, which is the heart of the matter with the ketogenic diet. But you can enjoy summer and a vacation, or stop worrying about getting to a restaurant or home when it’s time to eat. Use store-bought foods and home-made foods to create great on-the-go and take-along meals.
When you start planning for ready meals, keep in mind you can prepare dozens of recipes in a matter of minutes, including snacks and drinks. Your meals can contain a mix of healthy fats, plant-based fats, as well as a variety of proteins. These foods can also be free of gluten, grains, sugar and diary.
For example, take along the very-handy and easy to carry biscotti, made with almond flour, healthy sweetener, cocoa powder, egg, sugar-free chocolate etc.
You can also make a vegan loaf using mushrooms, onion, garlic and coconut oil with flax seed and almond flour. Don’t forget that eggs can be a perfect take-along meal, when they’re prepared and stored properly.
Most people consider cheese to be a delicacy or on the list of forbidden foods when dieting, but you can consume a moderate amount of cheese in your keto diet, if you’re selective.
You can actually make your own cheese, with vegetable flavorings, using gelatin and other ingredients. If you decide to use cheese off the shelf, make sure you understand about the dairy limitations on your diet.
There are other alternatives, of course. But you would be better served by buying in bulk and preparing you own meals, whether you consume them at home or take them with you. Some companies have even started to offer keto meals, ready-made and delivered.
However, this option may be limited to a few areas in which companies have realized the profit potential in this now-popular diet. There are even websites showing up reviewing companies that prepare and deliver keto-based meals.
To wrap things up on the ready-meals idea, consider using deli meats and cheese, or pulled pork for lunch. Chicken can be prepared ahead of time and stored safely for a short time.
Tacos and taco salad are great ideas for meals that can be prepared ahead of time and taken along when you go to work or when you’re driving. Stir fry is a good idea, as is a hash made with the right ingredients.