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Pale-uh-oh, Vegas! How should I deal?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Not going TO party, visiting a friend and watching Phantom of the Opera (so exciting, I know!) Though they live minutes away from the strip, and well, you know. It's Vegas.

Driving from L.A, I have to consider both the commute and the weekend. I have been doing well on my regimen lately and don't consider myself active enough to "give in" for the weekend.

Suggestions? Ideas? Anything'll help, thanks!

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on August 21, 2012
at 08:29 PM

How about tequila? ; ) ; )

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on August 21, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Mscott, I do my very best to make the paleo world humorous, lol. No pun for tthat ) : Aleen, Thank you! So excited! Will they let me sneak in some nuts? lol

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on August 21, 2012
at 07:36 PM

The OP doesn't want to "cheat". I find that many folk overeat when presented with an overabundance of food. I wasn't impressed with the food quality either--even at the spendy Bellagio buffet.

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on August 21, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Hmm, not sure I agree with you on the buffets. We ate at a buffet in Reno a few nights ago. While I'm normally quite bad about temptation, there were enough reasonably paleo options that I didn't feel at all deprived passing up the bread, pasta, and so forth (obviously I'm not sure about the cooking oils and all that, but same is true of eating out in general). Even the dessert bar had chocolate covered strawberries for a less-bad option (I did cheat on the gelato, but it was my birthday!).

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on August 21, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Phantom of the Opera in Vegas is amazing. AMAZING! Enjoy it :)

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on August 21, 2012
at 05:55 PM

Paleono and now pale-uh-oh? You my friend are a master of paleo puns. You are a pun-er gatherer (ok...that one was bad).

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:57 PM

LOL Actually that was legit, I'm super excited! I saw it once before but not in Vegas, so I bet it'll be a BILLION x better <3

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:51 PM

What? Why the sarcasm? Phantom is the best musical ever. I've seen it 5 times!

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Thank you, I appreciate it ( :

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:29 PM

Actually, I find going to buffet's a better choice. That's assuming you have decent self control. The goal is to only eat the paleo stuff, so don't go to a buffet known for desserts. When I go to the buffet, I get a big salad, and then as much broiled seafood as I can handle. Shrimp and clarified butter is awesome, as well as baked salmon. I can find those on almost every buffet. Then go for the other meats, as long as they're not sauced. Just make sure you stay far away from the desserts! If you can't, don't go to the buffet. If you can stay away from the bad temptations, then not only is a buffet good for you, but your friends won't have to worry about finding something they like as well.

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Paleo is easy in Los Vegas. There's a very active WAPF chapter there, partly run by Anne Marie (from the cheeseslave blog,) a giant whole foods, and you can always hit up one of those ridiculous buffets and eat nothing but steamed seafood, oysters, and salad bar.

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on August 21, 2012
at 07:21 PM

I was just in Vegas in July and found it surprisingly easy to stay on track- lots of omelettes and seafood. If you do partake in drinking, gin and soda water with lime is the way to go.

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on August 21, 2012
at 08:29 PM

How about tequila? ; ) ; )

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Grab a nice picnic lunch and go to Red Rock Canyon -- http://www.vegas.com/attractions/outside_lasvegas/redrock.html

Such an amazing place, just make sure you bring a lot of water and a nice hearty lunch (I stopped by one of those charcoal chicken places got a whole chicken with a side of fried plantains. kept me full all afternoon.

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on August 21, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Avoid the buffets. Too much temptation if you are susceptible.

Paris Paris has a Paleo-friendly menu (steak & frites!) and the patio has a fab view of the Bellagio fountains, if you time it right.

Plenty of places to get a burger sans bun.

Stock up on good road food & snacks for your stay.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 21, 2012
at 07:36 PM

The OP doesn't want to "cheat". I find that many folk overeat when presented with an overabundance of food. I wasn't impressed with the food quality either--even at the spendy Bellagio buffet.

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

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on August 21, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Thank you, I appreciate it ( :

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on August 21, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Hmm, not sure I agree with you on the buffets. We ate at a buffet in Reno a few nights ago. While I'm normally quite bad about temptation, there were enough reasonably paleo options that I didn't feel at all deprived passing up the bread, pasta, and so forth (obviously I'm not sure about the cooking oils and all that, but same is true of eating out in general). Even the dessert bar had chocolate covered strawberries for a less-bad option (I did cheat on the gelato, but it was my birthday!).

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on August 22, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Watch out for the buffets. I ate what I thought was "clean" primal, but I got something that disagreed with me. I ended up with hives, which I've only ever had a couple of times.

I prefer to be able to ask questions about what's in the food.

That said, I didn't find it difficult to eat there. Lots of steaks and burgers everywhere. And salads are available nearly everywhere.

Besides which, the Bellagio buffet was not that great for the price . . .

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on August 21, 2012
at 11:27 PM

Vegas is easy! I just got back from an all inclusive honeymoon in Jamaica. Talk about serious temptations with 24/7 room service, 10-15 different desserts ice cream/nacho bar whenever. Buffets are great usually you find meats and veggies. Yes I'll have steak with shrimp and lobster tail :) also if you do have some dessert, just don't go nuts about it and get back k onboard right away.

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