You’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet by now, unless you’ve been blissfully hiding under a mountain of bread.
It seems like everybody and their great-aunt is trying out keto right now and hitting their wellness goals with help from the low-carb, high-fat regime.
But the trickiest part of keto? Eating on the go.
It can be tough to find low-carb options that are quick and convenient when you need to grab something before the office or on the way to the gym.
Luckily, our favourite convenience store, 7-Eleven, has heard our prayers. Sure, 7-Eleven is still Slurpee heaven when you’re in need of a sweet treat.
But your local 7-Eleven now also stocks a range of low-carb, organic, dairy-free, and gluten-free options to cater to even the most restrictive diets. These are our top tips for sticking to keto with 7-Eleven.
1. Grab a hard-boiled egg for an on-the-go breakfast
Running late for a 9 am meeting and desperate for a keto-friendly breakfast?
What says ‘healthy breakfast’ more than eggs? Head straight to 7-Eleven’s fridge section and pick up a cooked egg or two. This low-carb, high protein option is sure to get you through the morning with minimal hangries. Round out your brekkie with some cheese and a banana (hello, potassium!).
2. Snack smarter with nuts, seeds, and energy bars
Especially when you’re starting a new diet, it can be really difficult to stop unhealthy snacking. The trick is to find snack alternatives that fit your new lifestyle.
7-Eleven offers nut and seed mixes and gluten-free energy bars that are perfect for making it through that 3:30 pm brick wall.
3. Satisfy your protein craving with 7-Eleven’s best-kept snack secret
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So you’re feeling snacky, but you can’t handle yet another handful of almonds? Head to the jerky section, my friend. 7-Eleven’s beef jerky might just be the best-kept secret to keto success.
Fair warning, you’ll also become instantly popular with any doggy friends in the immediate vicinity.
4. Hitting an energy wall? Hit the juice!
Feeling low on energy? The keto flu is real, and the best cure is to flush your system with all the nutrients you can.
7-Eleven’s bottled organic juices are packed with essential vitamins and are perfect for keeping you hydrated and satisfied, without succumbing to that nagging pop craving in the back of your mind.
5. Replace your dessert with a tasty, healthy alternative
7-Eleven may be your go-to spot for curbing your late-night sweet tooth. And it still can be!
Instead of beelining for the gummy candies or ice cream, try substituting a creamy yogurt.
If the call of chocolate section is too strong, you don’t have to resist it! Dark chocolate is your new best friend. Aim for the highest percentage of cocoa content you can find, keeping sweetness levels down while curbing your dessert craving.
No matter your reasons for trying out keto, we could all use a little support in reaching our health goals.
With 7-Eleven stocking fresh, healthy keto snacks across their locations, you always have a trustworthy partner behind you in the fight against those carby cravings.