Having been living in China for 6 months now and getting big reactions to Chinese food if I end up eating out with friends, I was wondering if people have traveled or lived in Asian countries and found it easy to keep a paleo diet?
asked byWhitelycan (119)
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on August 24, 2013
at 04:26 AM
Yes, I completely understand your situation. I travel in Asia extensively and face the same problem. There is wheat flour, oxidized refined oil, added sugar/HFCS and unpronounceable chemical additives in almost all restaurant food. Besides, pesticide residue and pollutants.
I now exclusively book hotel rooms with a kitchenette attached. Find a super market as soon as I land and even when buying produce, especially in China, I am careful to avoid common culprits like watermelon and bacon.
Eating out is tricky. For me, I have found, I tolerate thai soups with coconut milk, some roasted foods like duck and steamed fish. The best way is to just eat out less and cook more at home.