We know the drill. Holidays can be stressful. Whether it's finding the perfect Keto or Low-Carb gift, averting your eyes to carbs and sugar at the holiday party, or simply finding some alone time to recharge, it can all seem too overwhelming and lead to a downward spiral. But not this year! We've curated a survival guide charged of tips, tricks, and gift ideas to conquer this upcoming season all while living a Keto lifestyle.
Tip #1 Bring Something to the Table
If you're worried about attending a holiday gathering or party where there's nothing Keto-Friendly you can nosh on, plan ahead and bring a dish you know that is compliant! It eliminates the worry of not knowing if there will be a Keto-friendly dish available at arms length. Not to mention the host or hostess will be grateful of your contribution.
Tip #2 Recognize "Safe" Foods
Get to know your charcuterie boards, which are almost guaranteed to have something on there that is low-carb or Keto-Friendly. Feel free to go ham (pun not intended) on the deli meats, cheeses, veggies and stuffed olives. All are wonderful options to keep your ketones in check.
Tip #3 Choose Your Favorite Carbs
Close your eyes and picture the foods you look forward to the most each year. Now spend your net carbs on those! It's as simple as that. If you're a die hard pie fan, measure the proper portion size and savor every last bite! If you want to enjoy a cocktail, go for the hard alcohol, which is carb-free and avoid the beer. Also, a single 5 oz serving of champagne has only 96 calories and 1.5g net carbs. The trick is not overdoing it. Simply be mindful of what you put in your mouth, without giving yourself a hard time.
Tip #4 Take Advantage of Black Friday Deals
There's a reason the early bird gets the worm. Take advantage of Black Friday Deals throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Peoples's Choice Beef Jerky runs two promotions a year, one of them being for Black Friday so watch those inboxes for the announcement blast!
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Tip #5 Walk Away From Worries
According to nutrition-and-wellness expert Anne Kulze, "the rhythm and repetition of walking has a tranquilizing effect on your brain, and it decreases anxiety and improves sleep." Take some time from your busy day to squeeze in a brisk walk to release tension. This also works at holiday gatherings when you've exceeded your dose of family time! Excuse yourself, and go for a walk.
Applying these tips and tricks will hopefully help ease your holiday stresses and make for a Very Merry Keto Season! Shop our Keto Collection now!