In Thailand and I need a little help over here !

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 19, 2012 at 4:37 PM

So here is the thing i have been paleo for over a year now and never been better!

Im allergic to dairy and wheat.

But now i am in Thailand training @ http://www.tigermuaythai.com/ in Phuket ( i strongly recommend for everyone to try this) My problem is that Im finding it kind of hard to find the Paleo foods here because im used to cook everything i eat back at home.. but here i feel like im helpless and i am always eating something that fuc%& up my system .. which suck's .

What is your opinion of whole coconut everyday? ?

and why am i always reading that egg's should not be eaten to much ?

and what is the best and safest food to eat?

And if someone out there has been in my situation before i would love some comments



on July 19, 2012
at 05:47 PM

What specifically is the problem? Are you having trouble avoiding even trace amounts of dairy or wheat? Or are you worried about the rice?



on July 19, 2012
at 05:44 PM

For crying out loud, rice is the most benigng grain there is, almost 100% starch, no protein or fiber/antinutrients, which cause the problems most associated with grain eating. I have been on what I call the "Asian Diet" for a while, no wheat or dairy, only rice as a grain, lots of veggies, fruit, and some meat, and I feel great. Hope to come train in Thailand sometime myself, and look forward to the abundance of healthy food there. And two coconuts a day would be fine IMO.

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:51 PM


I spent a few months in thailand just a few months ago. I was actually training in Phuket as well, at Rawai Muay Thai camp. A great place (maybe go check it out yourself just to see the competition!).

I was in Paleo heaven in thailand. Thai food is amazing, and very healhty/paleo friendly. with fresh seafood and fresh veggies all the time you cant go wrong!

Right next door to my camp we had a local market 3 x per week. Id stock up on eggs, veggies, chicken, fish, pork, and some fruit. I stayed in the camp's dorms which had small kitchens and fridges in them... so it was perfect. Very cheap food, and I could get cooked stuff too if I didnt want to cook myself.

I dont normally supplements, but I was trying to put on muscle mass, so I bought some Whey at one of the kickboxing shops and would take that, with a couple raw eggs after my workouts. Nothing wrong with eating eggs... search around this forum and you'll see.

I was eating at least a whole coconut every day!! Coconuts are awesome! Sometimes I'd give away the coconut water and just eat the meat. too much sugar for me in the coconut water... im a diabetic, and like to stay very low carb. I'd also buy coconut milk/cream from the local grocery store to make my whey shakes with. Thais normally use this for cooking, but its not much different then coconut milk that you'd find in the west for drinking.


on May 11, 2013
at 02:29 PM

I've been paleo/ lived in Thailand for 4 years. I wrote up a blog post on where I get the 'harder to find' items (includes some Weston A. Price type foods). See here: Hard to find paleo items in Thailand



on July 19, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Whole coconuts are fine to eat everyday, most Polynesian tribes traditionally got most of their calories from coconut. The medium-chain fats too will help keep you in ketosis while eating more carbs if you end up eating rice (if ketosis is something you're aiming for).

Eggs are fine too. The only concern with too many may be too much omega-6, but if the chickens are pastured then the omega-6 content is much lower (due to eating less corn/wheat/soy).

Additional good foods to eat are any fish, meat, and vegetables (as long as they don't f' you up).

So: Broth, meat, fish, eggs, coconuts, veggies.

Also try the insects and bugs, lots of protein and calcium :P



on July 19, 2012
at 05:37 PM

If I were you, I would just let go of the whole rice thing for now. When in Rome and all. You should be able to do pretty well. Most noodles are rice too. Eat street food, meat on a stick. Eat the hot soups of Thailand. If you stick to mostly indigenous thai foods you might be okay. Hot peppers, broth, meat, veg, some rice or noodles. Forget dairy for now. You will probably not get bigger but stronger and leaner while you are there. It seems mostly "thin" foods but those thin foods will get you fast.



on May 12, 2013
at 12:39 AM

I live in Phuket and eat paelo plus I am celiac. I don't eat out because they use soy sauce and MSG in abundance in a lot of their food which is why you could be feeling like crap. I don't eat the meat here, don't trust it but find a market where they have seafood. Watch the prawns te small ones are farmed. Can you do your own cooking? I eat every fresh here, vegetables if you find the right place are good. Coconut is fantastic! Good luck and ask more, where on the island are you living, I am in Bang Tao north of the island.



on February 13, 2013
at 05:05 PM

I also spent about 3 months in Thailand, and I recommend you take a good probiotic. I was able to find those pearls probiotics locally. I found that helps.

And from what I hear, if you don't want the shits then don't eat at tiger.


on February 13, 2013
at 03:01 PM

Gudrun, Did you find any good paleo eating places or tips? Im in the same place now, but training at topteam gym nearby. Only been here short while but any tips appreciated. Im not sure what king of oil thais fry in..i just read its coconut or palm but im not certain. I think theres a tesco supermarket in Chalong not too far away i need to checkout.

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