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How to Stay Keto During the Holidays

November 11, 2020 | by Parker Ewing
How to Stay Keto During the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The chilly air is filled with holiday cheer, we’ve lit warm-spiced candles, we’re walking through parks speckled with festive lights and decorations, and most of’s the time of the year that we start breaking out those stretchy-pants and eating our favorite treats.

But, this can be a particularly tricky time for those on the keto diet. Whether it’s having to turn down your dad’s famous stuffing, or your Aunt Susan’s crazy-good pumpkin pie, it can be quite the challenge to stick to your keto lifestyle.

To help you stick to your guns, we’ve put together some helpful tips on how to stay keto during the holidays. Let’s do this.


Stay Active 👟

One of our favorite ways to stay active amidst the holiday festivities is to incorporate exercise into your family’s tradition: start off the morning by running in a race or play an afternoon game of football with your cousins. When you make it fun, you won’t even realize you’re working out!


Host the Party

If you’re up for it, hosting your family’s holiday celebrations can be incredibly empowering and beneficial. You’ll be in control of most of the food, so you can make sure that you’ll be filled up on as many keto-friendly snacks as you please. Don’t forget to put out a spread of Fat Snax Crackers for your appetizer board! 


Make a Plan

If you’re not able to host your party, create a plan that makes you feel comfortable and excited to go out! Whether your game plan includes grabbing a quick bite before heading out or bringing a keto-friendly snack to share, pick something that helps you feel like a part of the festivities! 


Don’t Let the Haters Get You Down

With a room full of family and friends eating sugar-filled, carb-loaded holiday meals, being keto can sometimes feel isolating. Try to remind yourself what being keto means to you—be mindful of, and thankful for, the strength of your body. 


Simplicity is Key

Keep things simple. Look for items like veggie trays, mixed nuts, a little cheese action, maybe some shrimp cocktail. Put out a spread of your favorite snacks on the table for you and your family to munch on throughout the day. 


Have That Cookie 😋

What are your favorite carbs? Spend your net carbs on the foods you really look forward to during the holidays. Whether it’s mashed potatoes or buttery rolls, measure the serving size so you can enjoy every bite. And because our snacks are keto-friendly, gluten-free, and have no sugar added, you can let yourself go nuts on cookies, mini cookies, and brownies. Because that’s what the holidays are all about.


And Lastly... Don’t Stress Too Much!

This is the season to celebrate and create happy memories with friends and family, so try not to stress too much about being keto. After all, not obsessing over your diet and learning how your body reacts to different foods will help you to become more in-tune with your body and lead you towards a healthier life!


We hope these tips get you excited for the holiday season! Don't forget to share all the festivities with us at @EatFatSnax or! 💛