Memorial Day feels like the official start to summer. Are you ready to make this Memorial Day and summer a healthy one? It doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, you can use our healthy memorial Day Keto Tips to stay in the Keto Zone for this day, and the entire summer.
Here are 7 ways to make this Memorial Day a healthy day of remembrance and celebration.
While it may just be the start of summer, many states are already experiencing very hot weather. Dehydration and heat-related fatigue are common issues in hot summer months. When you’re in the Keto Zone, especially when you’re first trying to get into ketosis, dehydration is a greater risk (even more so for older adults (1)).
What can you do?
The best way to maintain optimal hydration in the summer months is to add a daily dose of Instant Ketones with water or other fluids. Each serving adds an optimal amount of sodium and exogenous ketones to help you get into and stay in the Keto Zone. Then, hydrate well throughout the day with water and green tea.
For full tips on avoiding dehydration in the Keto Zone this summer, click here.
It may be challenging to stay in the Keto Zone on special occasions, but you can do it. Simply think through each portion of your meal and stick to low carb options.
With a little planning, any summer get-together can stay in the Keto Zone.
In fact, you’ll find Keto Zone sandwiches made with large flat pickles in place of bread (yum!), low-carb wraps, and great options for low-carb sandwich bread.
Barbeques are another great opportunity to stay in the Keto Zone. In fact, many grilling menus center around meats and veggies.
There are many great Keto Zone cookout options. From appetizers to drinks to desserts, here’s a great list that will help you keep it in the Keto Zone:
Barbeques are great for Keto Zone living!
You can also take your Memorial Day Keto menu to the next level.
How? Add colorful nourishing herbs to every part of your meal. For example:
In fact, you can make your entire summer (and year) healthier by growing herbs in a full-fledged garden, a simple container set-up, or within a community option. No time for gardening? Support your local grocer or farmer’s market and improve your health at the same time. Herbs are full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, anti-inflammatory agents and more(3)!
Easy Keto Zone Pesto: Place 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ cup pine nuts, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice in a food processor or blender. Process until coarsely chopped. Add 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil. Process until fully incorporated and smooth. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste. Optionally, add in 1/3 cup shredded parmesan and mix thoroughly.
Keto Zone Chimichurri: Mix 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley, 3-4 cloves minced garlic, 2 small red chilies (chopped finely and seeded), 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 level teaspoon coarse salt, and pepper (to taste) in a bowl. Allow to set at least 2 hours before enjoying.
When you spend time outdoors, you automatically improve your health. In fact, being outside is known to reduce stress, increase vitamin D, and improve moods (4).
For even more benefit, take a walk and get a little exercise in. Exercise, especially outside, combats stress and supports whole-body health (5). To learn more, read these 10 Amazing Benefits of Walking!
On the other hand, allergy sufferrs may not always feel great when outside. If you’re worried about allergy symptoms, you’re not alone. Try these tips: Naturally Alleviate Allergy Symptoms.
Of course, Memorial Day is not about food. Food can be a part of our gathering. But, the point of Memorial Day is to always remember those who have died while serving in our Armed Forces.
May we never forget. And, may we always be grateful.
This Memorial Day, remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
And, whether you’re gathering with loved ones or staying home, take the steps to keep your food in the Keto Zone. Summer is a wonderful time to focus on healthy, fresh food. Our Memorial Day keto tips will help you make it a healthy day!