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How to Eat Low Carb (Ketogenic Diet) When Dining Out

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by Meiri S (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer. My passions are Art, Dining out, and quirky things. I enjoy uncovering hidden in plain sight gems.
Published September 11th 2017
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Eating out low-carb and high fat can be challenging. Especially when carbohydrates are almost on every menu. Sometimes asking for bone broth or the fattiest cut of meat can seem like a faux pas. Here are some tips I use to ensure that my meals are always low carbohydrate and high fat.

1 - Always ask for extra butter or oil. You can always take your own mini butter or carry oil with you when you are not at home. Usually, waiters understand what 'French' amounts of butter or Mediterranean amounts of oil are, so don't hold back in asking for extra if they only give you barely enough to cover your meal! Most chefs understand how butter and oil add more flavour.

2 - Don't be afraid to order from the sides menus. Side menus can be great, as you can get the low carbohydrate veggies and fatty sides of meat - think cauliflower fritters, eggplant chips and sausages.

3 - Ask the waiters what the fattiest cut of meat is on the menu. By getting the fattiest cut of meat you usually save money and reduce your waistline at the same time. Some of the fattiest cuts of meat are the cheapest.

4 - Tell people you are allergic to potatoes, pumpkin, rice, beans, root veggies, rice and pasta. They will pretty quickly leave you alone after that.

5 - No one will look at you twice if you order a side of vegetables or salad.

I hope that this helps you a little when eating out on your journey through eating low carb and high fat.
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