About Keto Traveler!
“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
Welcome & thanks for joining me!
My story is one driven by wanderlust and an insatiable curiosity! Even as a young child I was always on the move. Often out of the house right after breakfast not to return until dinner time. There was never enough time in a day for all the adventures I wanted to have. As a teen I lived out of my suitcase constantly moving between parents, grandparents, friends and friends grandparents homes. I had plans! I was going places!
Then it all hit the fan so to speak when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Disease at age sixteen. I was told there was no cure and to just manage the symptoms until the thyroid gave out then go on medications for the rest of my life. So I spent the next 30yrs snuggling everyday to take care of myself the best way I knew how. I did manage to keep myself off medications but by 50yrs old I was exhausted both physically and mentally. There had to be something more!
So I retired, fired my doctors and started my own healing journey! I relearned how to trust what my body was telling me and to listen to my inner child. Day by day, step by step I started to heal. Then at the end of 2018 I chanced upon a Functional Wellness Doctor who discovered I was a walking talking toxic sewage waste storage site, absolutely loaded with heavy metals! So through cellular detox and a Ketogenic lifestyle we started my clean up. It’s going to be a long hard road to reach maintenance but I’ve already gotten my life back!!!
I’m so over the moon about my mental clarity and how good I now feel when I travel and how my Keto lifestyle makes that possible. I’m so excited in fact I started this blog! My hope is to share my journey and in doing so encourage others to start their own personal journey to the life they dream of!
Let’s Go Travel!
Thats a great question and a really important one too. Following my regular eating routine when I travel really makes all the difference in how I feel overall. At home I normally fast until lunchtime so don’t eat breakfast. When traveling I find it’s so easy to start the day off with the wrong food and then feel bogged down and sluggish the rest of the day. So I just skip it. Going instead for a strong (if lucky it’s locally grown) coffee with plenty of cream and butter if it’s available! This way instead of focusing on the breakfast I get to enjoy a few leisurely moments to practice gratitude. It’s amazing how much this little change in my travel routine has added to my joy of traveling!
Yes I certainly do! Travel for me is a lot about the culture and that means the local cuisine. Last thing I want is to feel deprived! So usually before I arrive I already know what the area is famous for, often dessert, and know that at some point I will indulge. Preferably towards the end of the stay. Fortunately I’ve achieved metabolic flexibility so if I kick myself out of ketosis I’m able to get back in within 24 hours or less without any ill feeling. Metabolic flexibility is one of so many benefits of the Ketogenic Lifestyle that makes traveling so much easier!
Awesome question! No one likes to arrive in paradise feeling like poo! I think airlines are missing the boat on this one. If they served keto food and snacks their customers would arrive at destinations feeling so much better. I’m sure their ridership would go up. Hmm, I may propose this to them Lol!
My answer to this is I fast! I’m likely to have a mug of bone broth before leaving for the airport, maybe a breve latte during layover and then a small snack on arrival. For long international flights I take my own food. You’ll be amazed at what is allowed. Nuts, grain free crackers, hard cheese, hard boiled eggs, salami, dark chocolate. I guarantee you’ll be eating better than anyone on the plane!
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