Should I quit my keto diet for interview lunches?

New / Engcola
Mar 14 19 Comments

I’m currently on the keto diet, but I have on-site interviews coming up. Should I quit the diet so I don’t have to worry about the food/restaurant type during the interview? Or is it not a big deal to tell them and then change lunch plans?

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  • Credit Karma GroverLoaf
    You can give up your fad diet for a few lunches if it means $$$. You won’t die.
    Mar 141
    • Cisco / QACyberDemon
      I do keto too.. but OP just couldn't refrain from scratching the itch to tell it to everyone on blind that he's keto.
      Mar 19
  • Lockheed Martin Mn8-2Quh
    Why can't you order something keto?
    Mar 144
    • New / Engcola
      OP
      Afraid of places like Indian or pizza restaurants, or with few options that are keto friendly
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft naaam
      When I went to Indian, I'd just order saag paneer. Every Indian restaurant has it and it's mostly keto. Then, just have with very little rice or half a tava roti. Under 20g carb both combined. And most other places including many pizza ones have salads anyways. Ask dressing on the side.
      Mar 14
    • New / Engcola
      OP
      I assumed the common thing was lunch buffets where it would be awkward to order food separately?
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft naaam
      Most Indian lunch buffets have keto options. Saag, tandoori chicken and even salads present on most.
      Mar 14
  • Paycor EthanHunt!
    Quit the interview if you have doubts it might affect your diet
    Mar 140
  • New / Eng
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    If you are eating Keto, and your body is fully in Ketosis, one meal that is a little heavier in carbs than normal will not pull you out of Ketosis. Pick an item on the menu that is reasonably low-carb, but don't sweat it. If you have doubts, buy a set of ketone testing strips and measure your levels regularly.
    Mar 142
    • New / Engcola
      OP
      Thanks! Been on it about 1.5 months now but haven’t had any heavier carb meals so that’s good to know it won’t be that big an issue
      Mar 14
    • Amazon Heyheu
      If you haven't had carb heavy meals in a while, don't do it in the middle of the interview day. While I was in keto once I had a carb heavy meal (sugary milkshake) I felt super sleepy before I even finished the shake
      Mar 14
  • Pinterest Pinmaster
    Take this as an opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills. Right before the lunch, give your new teammates to be a pamphlet (google slide presentation is better but you might not have enough time for it) that tells the pros and cons(are there any at all??) of the keto diet. Right about the time you are finished walking them through the pamphlet, make a slight gesture to the waiter to bring the avocado with olive oil appetizer. The timing here is everything though, then the rest of the meal will follow. If you can pull this off you get a strong hire on my book for leadership and influence, rest of the interviews are just firmality. Good luck and let us know of the results.
    Mar 141
  • Just have the lunch, order healthy, and otherwise maintain your diet
    Mar 141
    • New / Engcola
      OP
      Hmm maybe it’s more doable then I’m thinking. After reading others replies I guess I’ll try and stay on it unless there aren’t any keto options
      Mar 14
  • New hqWe60
    lol @ "keto"
    Mar 140
  • Square / EngSQ
    Why not just eat healthy instead of following a fad diet people use to cheat their weight with
    Mar 140
  • Indeed noonsense
    Bring some of your own food just in case. You can usually eat the middle of a sandwich or something then supplement with whatever you brought.
    Mar 140
  • Apple qazwsxeu
    Should probably quit it anyway
    Mar 140

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