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1/4/20 9:07 A

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That's great FIRE!! I can totally eat at almost every restaurant if they have a salad and protein to go on it. I went to a Texas BBQ and ate salad with brisket on it - and I love it. So now when we go to a BBQ place, that's what I order even if it's not on the menu. The people say "huh" but have no problem putting it together, and I'm a happy camper. Woo hoo have fun at Drum Camp!! (my boys were band kids for let's see 10 years altogether!)

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1/3/20 9:08 P

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Thank you all for the support. Here's what I did: I contacted the director he did confirm there's going to be salad available so I boiled a big chicken breast and put that in tupperware container and I have four of my Atkins shakes and hard boiled eggs and a couple packs of tuna fish. We will be eating dinner at a restaurant Saturday evening so I can pretty much just pick off the menu what I can. I think I'll be ok.

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1/3/20 1:54 P

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I think at Drum Camp there won't be any private cooking options.

Thanks for those recipes Ramona - the buffalo chicken soup looks amazing!!

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1/3/20 1:50 P

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It also depends on your reason for being keto. I cannot tolerate carbs because my diabetes flares up and my blood sugar goes skyrocketing. So at this point in my life, I have to stay keto as much as possible. In addition to all the wonderful suggestions by Ramona and others, I would carry along a can opener and cans of salmon and chicken and a bottle of my favourite oil.

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1/3/20 12:59 P

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I echo KD. Everything she says is absolutely valid. The keto journey is primarily about metabolic flexibility. The more seamlessly you can move in and out of ketosis without any disruption to how you feel/function, the better. It's just about making the best possible choices that support your particular goals in all circumstances.

At the same time, increasing your metabolic flexibility depends on challenging your body to dig a bit deeper as you feel able. Another way to look at the weekend is as an opportunity to push your body's keto capability when you have the opportunity to do so. I don't know how long you've been in ketosis, but you'll likely find that a number of things may have already changed:

First of all, you may notice that you need less food/calories to maintain physical well-being. You may want to consider fasting more over the weekend to allow your body to use up stores of glucogen and ramp up ketosis. As long as you keep your electrolytes high (there are lots of good homemade keto 'sports drinks' on-line... and instead of drinking plain water, drink mineral water) and don't allow yourself to get dehydrated, the less food you eat, the more ketones your body will produce to compensate, and your growth hormone will dramatically increase... which means you're burning calories/fat and building muscle simultaneously, which mean your body composition is changing more quickly. Electrolytes/salt are what you really need.

Secondly, in situations like this, the less you eat, and the more active you are, the better you might feel simply because you're allowing yourself to rely on ketones rather than food. How successful this is really depends on how long you've been in ketosis and your own tolerance for the transitional process. This isn't an endurance test, so it's about listening to your body. Your own carb tolerance is what really determines your optimal balance.

Finally, I don't know how much you want to prepare ahead of time, what sort of safe food storage access you have, or how comfortable you are with eating differently than those around you (everyone has a different tolerance for this). All things being possible, instead of eating the high carb food offered, it's actually quite easy to prepare some simple keto foods to take along to supplement your fasting. For myself, this is my favourite option because while I now move seamlessly between using carbs and using fat for fuel, I feel best in physically demanding situations when I simply don't eat and/or stick to keto foods. The energy surge is incredible.

For weekends like you describe, I would take along keto egg muffins, keto soup or keto casserole to reheat, fat bombs, hard cooked eggs, nice cooked sausage, cooked bacon, olives, avocados, all the fixings for BPC and actually eat as little as possible. I buy plastic storage containers and make up individual meal packages so I can just grab a container, put the contents on a plate and throw it in a microwave. Investing in a really good cooler is invaluable.

Here are some of my tried and true recipes that travel well if you're interested in trying this:

Egg Muffins
www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/ke
to-egg-mu
ffins


Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
www.ruled.me/bacon-cheeseburg
er-soup/


Buffalo Chicken Soup
www.ruled.me/crockpot-buffalo
-chicken-
soup/


Keto Bread Sticks
www.ruled.me/keto-breadsticks
/


Ultimate Cheeseburger Loaf
www.ruled.me/ultimate-cheeseb
urger-loa
f/


CHEESY CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
alldayidreamaboutfood.com/che
esy-chick
en-broccoli-casserole/


Whatever you choose to do, have a fantastic weekend!
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1/3/20 12:16 P

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You can do it. Make sure to fill up your plate with veggies, meat and cheese. Don't leave room for the carbs. Keep drinking lots of water. If you have a slip, don't beat yourself up about it. Just pick up where you left off and keep going.

You've got this!

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1/3/20 11:19 A

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FIRE do the best you can while you're gone. Try to not eat as many of the carby things as you can - eat the BBQ meat, but toss the bun. Stay away from the sweets - they are not necessary. If there are meatballs eat those instead of rigatoni. Maybe bring some snacks like nuts/cheese sticks/salami that's wrapped? That can take the edge off so you're not so hungry.

If none of that works - do the best you can with the food that's in front of you. Then go back to Low Carb/IF when you're done.

Drum Corps is awesome and very physically taxing. If you can skip breakfast, good. If not, it's only a weekend and LC/IF will be waiting for you when you're done with the weekend. Just don't use it as an excuse to have a free-for-all. You'll be happy you tried when you're done with the camp.

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1/3/20 11:00 A

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So I've been doing really well with the IF and low carb change. I've kept myself below 50 carbs a day for the last week. I'm drinking 100+ oz of water a day...but this weekend I'm not sure I can stick.

I march Drum Corps in the summer and we have a camp this weekend. They provide lunch. . . a very very high calorie HIGH Carb lunch. I'm talking pulled pork sandwiches, sweets, rigatoni and sauce kinda high. I'm going to be there a full weekend and I don't how to prep for a weekend away from home ..... any help ya'll can provide would be greatly appreciated. I really just need to cover lunch and dinner. I can use my Atkins shakes for breakfast if I feel like I need it, but lately I've been doing pretty good not eating until 12.

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