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Lesser of Evils?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 20, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Ok,let's say you're eating out and everything available to you has some sort of Paleo-No-No in it. Soy, Sugar, Grain, etc.

When it comes down to decision time, is there a lesser of evils?

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on February 21, 2013
at 12:54 AM

how is sugar a paleo no no?

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:35 PM

I guess I should add that the reason I would choose beef out of all feedlot animals is that at least it is still nutrient dense. Where as chicken was raised poorly, possibly given weird drugs and such and lacks nutrient density.

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:18 PM

i ask for lemon wedges and olive oil; i usually get one if not both.

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I do the salads to, sans salad dressing. If the greens are bitter, I will add salt and pepper, possibly salsa.

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B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:21 PM

I avoid things in this order (I avoid #1 at all costs):

1) Gluten/Grains

2) HFCS

3) Canola/Soy Oil

4) CAFO Dairy

5) Corn

6) Brown Rice

7) Sugar

8) Good (fermented, goat, etc) Dairy

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:30 PM

I find that it is easiest to do well at steakhouses, seafood restaurants. I usually try to push for those kinds of places. I do agree that I can usually find grilled chicken, steak, etc. on most menus (I know it's not going to be grass fed meat, eating out will never be perfect). For sides, I feel like steamed veggies or a salad are always options. Sometimes I BYOD (Bring Your Own Dressing). Sure it's kind of weird and quirky, but I cannot eat a salad without something on it!! I avoid grains above all else; in fact, I will often state that I cannot eat gluten, just to ensure that I'm not ordering something where some gluten ingredients are present :-) Most restaurants are careful about allergies

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:08 PM

I don't know which specific ingredients your wanting to compare but I have always found grilled chicken salads to be my go-to. I have found that almost every restaurant provides some version of a grilled chicken salad and they are generally the safest in terms of non-paleo ingredients. I'm a guy; therefore sometimes I get the ridicule of eating salads all the time. So sometimes I resort to just grilled chicken and steam vegetables. Most restaurants have steamed vegetables available.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:18 PM

i ask for lemon wedges and olive oil; i usually get one if not both.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on February 20, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I do the salads to, sans salad dressing. If the greens are bitter, I will add salt and pepper, possibly salsa.

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on February 20, 2013
at 10:46 PM

industrial oils and wheat - i avoid them above everything else.

to be honest, i'm not even going to fret about beans or sugar. doesn't mean i'm ordering candied bean paste, but you get my drift...

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06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

on February 20, 2013
at 06:34 PM

I would eat something that was sugared first.. like ice cream, then something that is likely not cooked in an oil of your preference (pretty much everything at any restaurant) just as long as it is not deep fried. I just wouldn't eat something gluten-y.. there is always something else on the menu. If I had to choose between commercially raised chicken, beef, pork.. I would likely choose beef every time.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:35 PM

I guess I should add that the reason I would choose beef out of all feedlot animals is that at least it is still nutrient dense. Where as chicken was raised poorly, possibly given weird drugs and such and lacks nutrient density.

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