When trying to eat Paleo, the difficulty is ramped up while away from home. Recognizing this, your trainers have done several posts in the Urban Paleo Forager series. In that set of posts, we try to cover mostly local eateries and give you an idea of how to make wise choices without going off the rails. The real obstacle comes when you have to navigate a menu on your own. Do you know enough Paleo basics to be able to stay on track?
Whole9 just ran a post about how to do just that.
The first step to navigating a restaurant menu is accepting that you’re going to have to be “That Person.” You know, the one who asks questions about everything, makes about a thousand substitutions, and then still has to send something back? Yeah. That might be you.
But if you’re going to venture out and stay your healthiest, you’re going to have to do your due diligence. Instead of feeling self-conscious about the requests you’re making, take ownership!
I have heard some people complain that it’s too awkward to make these requests, which is really just a poor excuse to not even try. Undoubtedly, I’ll also get the smartass retort that “they’ll spit in my food”, but any quality restaurant will attempt to meet reasonable requests when asked politely. I would strongly suggest clicking on the link to their original article, as there is a link to a printable “Dining Guide” with some great tips.
Power Clean 3-3-3
Row 500m for time
Rest 4 Minutes.
Toes to Bar