Planning a vacation and worried about staying in the Keto Zone? Not to worry! We’re here to help you on. While it takes some extra discipline and planning, you can absolutely stay on keto while traveling—and you’ll be so glad you did!

Fool-Proof Ways to Stay Keto While Traveling

Use these tips make fat burning on your trip as easy as possible.

#1 Get Keto Adapted Before You Leave

Being keto-adapted means your body has gotten used to burning fat for fuel instead of carbs.

When you’re keto-adapted, it’s much easier to stay keto while traveling—and to jump back into ketosis if you have a day of too many carbs.

You’ll also avoid the symptoms of not being keto-adapted, such as headaches, mood swings, dips in blood sugar, and feeling hungry every 4-6 hours or less, that can happen when you get out of the Keto Zone.

#2 Prepare and Bring Your Own Keto Snacks (and Water!)

Make sure you always have options on your trip by bringing travel-friendly keto snacks. Focus on options you can store easily during travel.

Any of these fat burning keto snacks are great. If you can, bring a cooler so your snacks stay cooler longer. You could even pre-make some simple keto dishes to store in the cooler.

And don’t forget supplements! MCT oil powder, Instant Ketones, and Hydrolyzed Collagen are great for stirring into water or coffee to keep you in ketosis on-the-go.

And stay hydrated! Buy a reusable water bottle to take with you at all times. Staying hydrated will keep you energized, more alert, and feeling great.

#3 Have a Food Plan for Where You’re Staying

Where will you be staying on your vacation? Try choosing a place with a refrigerator and maybe even a stove or kitchen. This will allow you to shop, store, and prepare keto-friendly options. Also, call and ask the front desk about breakfast or room service options.

Many hotels offer at least a fridge. You can also look for AirBnB homes or apartments to rent in your vacation area. They’re often cheaper than hotel rooms!

#4 Do Some Online Research on the Location

Search your travel destination with the word “keto” and see what comes up for hotel, restaurant, farmer’s markets, and grocery store options. This will give you a plan for good places to go when you get there.

Look at reviews on Yelp or TripAdvisor. Trying searching “keto” here too for the city you’re visiting or resort you’re staying in. See if anyone else has mentioned low-carb or keto options.

#5 Call Restaurants or Businesses Ahead of Time

Look up food places in the area you’re traveling to. Call ahead or at their website for keto-friendly options. Most places have their menu online and often include nutritional information!

You’ll be more prepared for what to order (or special request) when eating out on your vacation.

See our Keto Zone Guide to Eating Out for more tips on staying keto at restaurants.

#6 Remember: It’s Not About the Food

There are many perks of travel and vacation beyond food:

  • De-stressing
  • Time off from work
  • Time with people you love
  • Seeing new places
  • And more!

Focus on these things, and remember food is just fuel for your body! And you’re giving it the best fuel by eating keto.

#7 Don’t Be Hard on Yourself

While staying in the Keto Zone during vacation is doable, it’s certainly more challenging.

Just do the best you can on keto while traveling, pray for guidance, enjoy all of the non-food parts of your vacation time, and be ready to jump back into your regular routine when you get home!