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Keto backpacking // How to go Keto in the wild


welcome to the wilderness backpacking
buddies today you’re going to learn my top low carb and keto food ideas for
when you hit the trail Elisa here head chef at warriormade.com now you often
see me behind the kitchen counter but as much as we believe in creature comforts
at Warrior Made we also like to push the envelope a little we usually send our
tribe members at home workouts and recipes for home-cooked meals but today
we’re getting out of the house to work our bodies and spend some quality time
in nature you see backpacking is one of my favorite things to do but it can be
hard to leave the comfort of my home especially since I follow a very
specific low-carb diet like keto which is why I’m excited to share some of the
tips I’ve discovered about how to stick to keto in the wild so what are we
waiting for let’s venture into the great outdoors ok
let’s dig right in my first tip is all about when to eat carbs on your trip now
if you’re already on keto or a low carb diet you know that only about 5% of your
daily food intake is from carbs that’s because on keto most of your energy
comes from fat but you may have also noticed that carbs still play an
important role and that they still give you a little extra energy boost even
when you’re in ketosis so on a strenuous backpacking trip it’s important to eat
your carbs right before or after your biggest push of the day this will help
to ensure your muscles recover quicker and will provide you the extra energy
you need to get through your hike for my weekend backpacking trip I usually eat a
carb filled breakfast right before I start hiking this may mean eating a meal
of keto pancakes just before hitting the trail or a stir fried packed with lots
of veggies later in the video I’ll show you how you can be hydrate your own
backpacking meals to bring with you on your trip now another way to stay energized on the
trail and to keep your muscles and cells replenish is to be savvy about hydration
we all know to drink lots of water when we’re exercising but when you’re in
ketosis you need to make sure you’re maintaining your electrolytes
electrolytes are minerals like sodium chloride potassium magnesium and calcium
you can carry electrolyte packs like these to add to your water unlike other
electrolyte supplements these don’t contain carbs or sugars and they’re
loaded with the trace minerals you need to stay hydrated if you start to feel
weak or lose concentration along the trail it may be a sign to load up on
electrolytes since water quality also matters and it can sometimes be tricky
to find clean water in the wild I always bring a water filter with me when I hike all right on to tip number three snacks
and supplements I wanted to show you the low-carb and keto friendly snacks I
bring on the trail with me in addition to nuts and nut butter packs I also prep
a few of my own hiking snacks the first snack I love to prep is jerky I season
and dehydrate the meat vacuum seal it and then it’s ready to go light and easy
to pack you can also cook the meat at a low temperature in the oven
if you don’t have a dehydrator or just buy a pack without any added sugars or
nitrates now the second snack I love to prep is
cinnamon trail mix it’s low carb and a keto version which means no grains or
added sugars click the link in the description below for those recipes ah
and the other thing I forgot to mention is that I usually carry certain
supplements with me to help myself stay in ketosis while hiking at the end of
this video I’ll show you the ones I use first though I wanted to share with you
my favorite low carb backpacking tip okay I saved the best tip for last how to
pack and cook your low-carb and keto meals on the trail if you’re heading out
on a backpacking trip you know that weight matters so you obviously won’t be
trekking with a cooler or a huge camping stove which means you’ll have to be
smart about how you pack your food and how to heat it up did you know that you
can actually prepare an entire meal ahead of time using a food dehydrator
and rehydrate it on the trail I know that seems like a lot of work if so you
can also purchase low-carb prepackaged camping food online or in certain
camping stores and when it comes to rehydrating either types of these meals
I usually carry a jet boil and rehydrate my food in the pot it comes with now all
I need to do is boil my water pour my backpacking meal into a container then pour the water into the meal now you’re going to cover it and wait for it to rehydrate and then I get to feast
after a long day on the trail I hope you’re as excited as I am that
keto and low-carb diets are possible in the wilderness it just takes a little
preparation and of course listening to your body’s needs along the way
oh I mentioned I’d share with you the supplements that I take to support my
keto journey on the trail click the link in the description below to learn more
about how they can help and as always leave me a comment if you have any
questions about backpacking on keto also if you’ve enjoyed this video the best
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if you have a friend or family member who is interested in backpacking and
keto share this video with them the more of us spending time in nature the better
thank you again for watching and I’ll see you in our next video

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