We are thriving with eating low carb in a high carb world.

Planning ahead is crucial when going on a trip. Due to Dan’s work demand, I travel with him almost once every month. Most of the time he work and I play. Lucky me! Sometime if there is a topic that spike my interest in the conference, I’ll also sit in to learn something new from the medical expert. 🙂

I always make sure to pack some macadamia and pistachio nuts for snacks incase we don’t find any decent low carb meal transiting between airports. A small handful of nuts with a cup of tea or coffee added with cream, it usually keep us satiate till our destination. Nuts do contain some carbs. A quarter cup of macadamia contains 4 g total carbs, 3 g protein and 25 g fat. So I do count my nuts. 😀

We are fortunate to be promoted to the first class seats this trip to Orlando. And we were served with a meal that includes a chicken salad, a starchy mushroom soup (which I’ve skipped), some nuts, a cup of tea with cream and a glass of wine. And certainly, I’ve request for butter to be eaten with the salad.

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Most hotels we have stayed do not provide eggs and bacon for breakfast. Or some hotel cafe charges almost $20 including tips for two eggs and few strips of bacon.  We have since given up in getting our breakfast in a hotel. Instead I brought my homemade granola on our trip.

The day before this trip to Orlando for the MAD-ID 2015 conference (Making A Difference in Infection Diseases 2015), I baked a new batch of granola and brought a baggie with enough for the trip. At our destination we will buy a small tub of half and half to eat with the granola. Half and half has higher fat content and slightly lower in carb compare to whole milk.

A serving of the homemade granola (baked without using oat) added with half a cup of half and half. This breakfast contain about 12 g total carbs, 9.5 g protein and 45 g of fat.

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