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    dining with family and friends

    How do you manage?

    My husband and I cook and eat most meals at home. He doesn't enjoy restaurant food much, and we both do our best to avoid vegetable oils, preservatives, etc. We're going to visit and stay with my family soon for a couple of months, and they eat most meals out (Chinese food), and for meals at home, cook with vegetable oil, soy, sauces with preservatives. Almost everyone we know like all the foods we avoid. What do you do when with company and you don't want to eat what they are eating? Especially if there's not much other options.

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    80/20 and when there choose the best options you can. It is not idea but if you are at a friends house and they have cooked in veg oil you will live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirlot View Post
    80/20 and when there choose the best options you can. It is not idea but if you are at a friends house and they have cooked in veg oil you will live.
    Lol, true! I always thought 80/20 would be for things I want to cheat on, not forced to!

    I know a few times here and there won't kill me, but not daily, which may be the situation...

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    1. Be a thoughtful houseguest. Offer to cook for them and buy all the food.

    2. Be a polite houseguest and eat what's on the menu, unless you have a severe allergy/intolerance. Eating out means you have some control over what ends up on your plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post
    1. Be a thoughtful houseguest. Offer to cook for them and buy all the food.

    2. Be a polite houseguest and eat what's on the menu, unless you have a severe allergy/intolerance. Eating out means you have some control over what ends up on your plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post
    1. Be a thoughtful houseguest. Offer to cook for them and buy all the food.

    2. Be a polite houseguest and eat what's on the menu, unless you have a severe allergy/intolerance. Eating out means you have some control over what ends up on your plate.
    Thanks for this reminder

    I would offer to cook, but most members of my family don't care for home-cooked food. They use things like hoisin sauce, char sui sauce, etc liberally, and like food to be very tasty. My mother can't stand coconut oil or butter. And they say very frankly they won't eat what I make (I love them anyway)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post

    2. Be a polite houseguest and eat what's on the menu, unless you have a severe allergy/intolerance. Eating out means you have some control over what ends up on your plate.
    Actually, dining out Chinese-style isn't like the western way where everyone can order their own appetizers and entrees. Food is ordered as a group and shared in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post
    1. Be a thoughtful houseguest. Offer to cook for them and buy all the food.

    2. Be a polite houseguest and eat what's on the menu, unless you have a severe allergy/intolerance. Eating out means you have some control over what ends up on your plate.
    Yeah, making poor health choices to appease other people is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostofthetime7 View Post
    Yeah, making poor health choices to appease other people is awesome.
    Thanks for this perspective!

    Eating more primally seems to counter 'enjoyment of regular food'. Probably all restaurants use vegetable oils in their food, the only way is to cook at home. I don't care for most restaurant food anyway (except really good steakhouses or sashimi), just enjoy the company.

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    wow---you need to adhere to their food for a few months? I would def. offer to cook and take over that responsibility or at least try to cook for yourselves whenever possible.
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