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    Mexican food!!!

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    So, after my 1st week of PB and feeling really good, family came to town and we ate at a local awesome Mexican restaurant. Basket of fresh chips and salsa in front of me I killed it! Whole basket. Afterwords I ordered a fajita dish, without tortillas, thinking I was still ok. Two hours later I felt terrible, stomach discomfort, major energy crash. It lasted about two hours. I. Am. Now. A. Total. Believer....

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    Love Mexican food and you can eat pretty healthy if you try. But the chips and salsa are deadly. Once I get started...

    My body doesn't have as bad a reaction as you, but I know that stuff is not good. For me best thing is to either do take out or make my own at home.

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    Mmm... bleached flour soybean oil sponges...

    My Mex-ish staples are giant salads with spicy meat and salsa/guac or pork skins with some homemade 7-layer dip. Once in a great while I'll oven bake some reputable corn tortilla chips in lard--I noticed that cutting them by hand really helps put the portion sizes in perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyjohno View Post
    So, after my 1st week of PB and feeling really good, family came to town and we ate at a local awesome Mexican restaurant. Basket of fresh chips and salsa in front of me I killed it! Whole basket. Afterwords I ordered a fajita dish, without tortillas, thinking I was still ok. Two hours later I felt terrible, stomach discomfort, major energy crash. It lasted about two hours. I. Am. Now. A. Total. Believer....

    Cheers.
    While the discomfort was a bummer it made for a great learning lesson!

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    There is a woman who sells mexican food at a farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii, and she claims that it is the best in the U.S.

    She may be right, it is so good that I show up once a week to have whatever she is making, usually served in a corn tortilla. I swear it is worth every bite, and I haven't had any gluten responses to the stuff yet, so life is pretty good! I hope you can find a place to get your mexican fix without compromising your health too!

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    First off, I would say most "Mexican" restaurants in the U.S. are NOT real Mexican food. The chips...don't touch them and I know that is difficult, especially when one is hungry. The flour tortillas taste good but are NOT Paleo.

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    Fajitas without tortillas (or with corn) or taco salads minus shell are the easiest options.

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    I made a Mexicain inspired soup yesterday (or so I told myself). Yellow and green zucs, fresh sausage, onions, quinoa, black beans and chili powder. It was really nice.
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    The Mexican place we go to has carnitas and skirt steak grilled, served with salsa and avocado, plus a side of rice and beans. I don't like beans, but sometimes I eat the rice. I dump salsa all over the meat...YUM.

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    Corn Tortillas and tortilla chips do not bother me. Part of my 20% is having tacos from time to time. At least it's not wheat.

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