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when grass-fed meat and organic/free-range chix isn't an option at hotels/restaurants, which is the least "bad" option?

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Created October 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I travel a lot for business. Typically a two or three nights at a time. I'm sitting at a breakfast buffet at a hotel. Where there are no grass-fed/organic/free range options, what is least egregious choice? I went for scrambled eggs, hard-boiled egg, sausage, bacon and a couple slices of turkey meat. When you have to eat and simply don't have the quality choices we all seek, what is best choice to make? thanks all

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Seconded. Rather than worry about whether your meat is grass-fed/pastured or not, just try and eat fish more often. If you're concerned about O6 levels (and are ordering at a table instead of at a buffet), ask to get things cooked in butter. Ultimately, if you're feeling fine after eating your choices, the worrying over minute details will probably do more harm than good.

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on October 24, 2013
at 04:51 AM

Breakfast buffet? Hard boiled egg, plain yogurt & a banana

Dinner: Non-farm raised fish & steamed veggies plus a salad.

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on October 23, 2013
at 05:57 PM

Go for the poultry and eggs as they are most adapted to a grain diet and as supergirl said avoid the fat, last thing you want is all those stored antibiotics and other crap in your system.

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on October 23, 2013
at 05:13 PM

If it concerns you then spend a weekend making Jerky of various quality proteins. This way you can eat those with a salad or veggie if the choices aren't that good in a restaurant. I don't agree that the difference in conv vs GF or pastured are negligible. If you've ever had a local pastured pig vs conventional the difference is startling in taste, texture, cooking times, fat and supposed nutrients.

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on October 23, 2013
at 04:06 PM

Ask the restaurant if the scrambled eggs are shell eggs or from a carton/powder. If the answer is carton/powder, skip them; those things are extremely high in oxidized cholesterol, which is really bad for your vascular system.

Otherwise, I second Supergirl's answer.

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on October 23, 2013
at 03:46 PM

Eat whatever. The difference between normal meat and "optimal" meat is negligible really. Or why not just go vegan for a day or two?

Don't make paleo into an eating disorder. You likely ate for years prior to going paleo and survived just fine, a day or two off paleo won't kill you.

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on October 23, 2013
at 05:37 PM

Seconded. Rather than worry about whether your meat is grass-fed/pastured or not, just try and eat fish more often. If you're concerned about O6 levels (and are ordering at a table instead of at a buffet), ask to get things cooked in butter. Ultimately, if you're feeling fine after eating your choices, the worrying over minute details will probably do more harm than good.

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on October 23, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I would actually go for as lean meat as possible under those circumstances since toxins are stored in fat. And ask them to use olive oil and service it with fried vegetables and a fresh salad.

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