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6/8/12 7:02 P

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A lot of hotels are now offering boiled eggs and fresh fruit among their "continental breakfast" options, which proved helpful to me last time I traveled. Restaurants are getting friendlier towards us too. Five guys actually offers the burger with the works no bun as a standard option. They just wrap it in foil. Hardees too. I have also gone to Hardees for breakfast and asked for my sausage and eggs as sides and they had no trouble. Mcdonalds is also pretty accomodating. Many restaurants have already adapted to the low carb crowd. They know we have money too, and their objective is to get it, not make us eat something we don't want. I don't think I'm the only one who is inclined to walk out if they won't work with me.



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5/13/12 4:38 P

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OHHH and almost forgot! Many subways now have wheat/free and/or Gluten free small buns for their sub sandwiches. They also have wheat/gluten free brownies. They are both good, I have tried them.

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5/13/12 4:36 P

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Well, I don't know what places you have where you are/are going, but at Baha Fresh I order a side of their grilled chicken with cheese...they give it to me on a plate and I am free to load it with all the veggies/salsa they offer at their self-service salsa bar. It's really good.

At Shari's you can get a ten dollar platter that they will allow substitutes. It is their sirloin plate. I get a sirloin steak, sliced bananas and scrambled eggs (instead of steak hashbrowns and toast). They don't charge extra for the substitutions either.

KFC..ugh...(if you have to), get grilled chicken and a side you don't feel too bad about...some have salad bars.

Arbys has a chicken bacon house salad with red onions that is tasty...I just eat mine with no dressing or croutons.

Burgerville has a turkey club they will discount and serve you just the meat and veggies on lettuce instead of bun.

Fib a bit and tell restaurants that you are allergic to wheat if they are hesitant with allowing substitutions....they don't want to be sued, they will come up with options. (I have had a couple places be kind of picky about substitutions.)

Other than that I tend to tupperware it, refilling my mini cooler as I go on my trips, replenishing my meats, nuts, and fruit/occasional cheeses as I go.
I also search out really good, well made, healthy jerky prior to trips. It is a lifesaver. Try making your own 'paleo trail mix'. I have one that utilizes broken pieces of Gluten/Wheat Free Pretzels, bits of chopped dark chocolate, raisins, macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds, healthy-version banana and apple chips.



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5/5/12 2:35 P

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Here's something you can TOTALLY do: ask them to modify their dishes. Ask for a gluten-free menu, and that'll bring out the non-grain options, usually. Restaurants will DEFINITELY modify.

Example:
Order vegetables in substitute for pasta sides.
Get the meatballs and sauce, substitute steamed broccoli (or what you like) for the pasta.

You can definitely ask for mods. They are actually so willing, and I've had no problem.

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JENNALYN216's Photo JENNALYN216 Posts: 53
5/4/12 8:34 P

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Hey team,

My husband and I have been doing really well lately eating primal-ly at home, but we're going on a road trip next week and will have to eat all our meals in restaurants for 3 days. I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight or advice on how to stay primal on the road. I'm assuming we'll be eating a lot of eggs, grilled chicken salads, and fish or steak for dinner, but I'm looking for other ideas, too. Especially for fast food restaurants. Is it even possible to eat well there?

Thanks!
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