Keto and Sailing Top 5 Tips
Keto and Sailing and how to eat low carb and keto when sailing.
Top Five Keto Tips
Eat well before departing
Pack low-carb snacks
Use coffee to keep hunger at bay
Commit to success
For more information about the keto diet, see An Easy Detailed Guide to Follow for Beginners to The Keto Diet.
1. Eat well before departing
Fill up on your low-carb favorites before you leave. Home is the easiest place to eat right. Don’t rush – start your journey nourished and satisfied.
A filling low-carb breakfast before your travel begins can be quick and easy – hardboiled eggs, cooked bacon, reheated egg muffins, or plain Greek yoghurt with cream, berries, and nuts. If you have more time, sauté sausage with mushrooms and tomatoes or slice an avocado and enjoy with olive oil or mayonnaise.
2. Pack low-carb snacks
When out on the sea with your boat reach for one of these delicious and portable snacks tucked in your carry-on:
- Nuts and nut butter (Which nuts are best on a Keto Diet?).
- Parmesan Cheese Crisps
- Celery filled with cream cheese or nut butter
- Peeled hard-boiled eggs – don’t forget some salt!
- Cheese of any type – packaged Babybel cheese is a popular option.
- Jerky, dry salami and cooked bacon.
- Low-carb Sesame Crispbread.
- Ham and cheese roll-ups.
- Crudité with dip.
- Salmon and Cream Cheese Bites.
- Leftovers (yesterday’s low-carb dinner makes a great snack or meal).
- Butter (for coffee, tea and crisps).
- Olive oil (for salads and veggies).
- Dark chocolate (≥ 70% cacao; no more than a couple of squares per day.).
- Keto snacks
You could pack your snacks in their original containers or in a plastic bag.
Here are some smart containers to make travel easier, and keep your food fresh for longer:
- Soap case (for butter)
- 4-oz leak-proof bottle (for olive oil)
- Squeezable 3oz GoToob (for nut butter, mayo)
- Medium GoTubb (for nuts, cream cheese, dip)
- Toothbrush case (for bacon) and don´t forget your travel toothbrush.
- Salt & pepper shaker
- Chilled bento box (for veggies, cheese, dip)
- Chilled salad shaker
- Chilled yoghurt and berries container
- When in doubt, pop your container into a large zip-lock plastic bag for extra protection against leaks.
3. Use coffee to keep hunger at bay
Coffee, either black or with heavy cream or melted butter, can take the edge off of hunger until you make it to a place with better food. This works with tea or bullion, too.
4. Try fasting
If intermittent fasting is part of your low-carb routine, use it strategically to skip meals and make sailing simpler. Perhaps you prepare your early morning routine with the boat and wait to eat until lunch. Or, eat a hearty low-carb breakfast before leaving home and don’t eat again until dinner at your destination. One nice thing about fasting is that you can do it anywhere.
5. Commit to success
Drink a lot of water!
No excuses. Sailing is not a reason to cheat on your low-carb lifestyle. Make health your priority and decide to make low-carb work before you leave for your journey.
A keto diet can be really simple, but it helps to learn some basic skills.
These tips and guides will help you answer all the common keto questions.
Click here for An Easy Detailed Guide to Follow for Beginners to The Keto Diet.