The Primal and Keto Guide to Eating Out

The Primal and Keto Guide to Eating Out

It’s fantastic that so many people are now trying a Primal, paleo, or even keto diet! Of course, there can be a learning curve when first adopting these new practices. One of the reasons that the modern food industry has flourished so spectacularly is that it appeals to the busy, overworked, overstressed consumer… and who isn’t overstressed nowadays? What modern foods (to use a shorthand term) offer is a combination of convenience and gustatory pleasure. In other words, these foods are specifically crafted to taste good and to be easy.

When people start to embrace the tenets of a Primal approach, they are usually quick to get the “tastes good” part down. Steak, eggs scrambled in butter, full-fat coconut yogurt with berries—these foods are delicious. Often, they also report eating more meals at home and putting more effort into food preparation than they did before, and this can be a challenge at first. Sometimes they are apprehensive about whether adopting this way of eating will mean they can’t share meals with friends and family who still eat standard modern fare.

In short, they feel a bit unsure about how to make Primal and keto work in the real world. I commonly get questions like, “Can I still eat out?,” “How do I eat on the road?,” and “How do I stick to Primal or keto when I’m traveling?” That’s why I put together this ebook to provide you with my handiest tips for sticking to Primal or keto when you’re away from your kitchen. I’ll also give some examples of what I would choose to eat at a few specific restaurants. There is no need to go off the rails just because you are eating in a restaurant, nor should you turn down social invitations because you fear that you won’t be able to partake.

This last point is important. I want to emphasize that I strongly believe that food is meant to be enjoyed. While I encourage everyone to strive to feel great and to engage in health-promoting behaviors, I also want you to love life. Humans are social creatures, and sharing food is a fundamental part of the human experience. “Eating healthy” can sometimes be tricky when social situations involve indulging in not-great-for-you foods and too much alcohol, but with a little planning and know-how, you can absolutely make it work.

You can eat a Primal or keto diet out in the world. In fact it’s easier than ever thanks to the keto kraze that is sweeping the nation. I’ll show you how in this ebook. All you need to do to get access to this free ebook is to subscribe to my newsletter. Then I’ll email you a link to download a pdf of the book, plus you’ll receive a very special offer just for signing up.

Thanks for reading, and live awesome!

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eBook Sneak Peek: The Biggest Challenge When Eating Out

The biggest challenge when eating out is avoiding refined vegetable and seed oils, which are ubiquitous in restaurant cooking. If you are serious about avoiding them, don’t be afraid to ask how your food will be prepared and what types of oils they use in the kitchen. If you are unsure, use the following precautions:

  • Choose items that are steamed or baked rather than fried or sautéed.
  • Ask for your food to be prepared with olive oil or butter. (Make sure it is pure olive oil and not
    an olive/canola blend.)
  • Avoid marinated meats and veggies.
  • Hold the salad dressing. Ask for olive oil, vinegar, and lemon juice to dress your salad
    instead, or use cottage cheese or extra avocado to top your salad instead of dressing.
  • Hold the mayo and avoid mayo-based salads and dips.
  • Bring your own salad dressing and other condiments. (This is what I do!)

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Tips for Staying Primal or Keto in the World

It's a little easier now to find Primal- and keto-friendly foods when you're away from your kitchen than it was 10 years ago. Still, it helps to arm yourself with tips for what to eat when you're out, on the road, or abroad.