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Old 04-21-2008, 08:12 AM   #1
Warren C Ellison
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Eating out healthy

Anyone have items they like to eat that follow Crossfit guidelines? Generic simple things from common sit down and fast food places. Just curious
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
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Anyone have items they like to eat that follow Crossfit guidelines? Generic simple things from common sit down and fast food places. Just curious
Meat/fish/eggs, veggies, some nuts / seeds, maybe a piece of fruit
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Eating out healthy

What about actually items on the menu? Any favorites?
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:40 AM   #4
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Re: Eating out healthy

theres usually a salad on the menu at most restaurants : cobb salad is a good bet (yum), grilled chicken if you are watching fat grams (dressing on the side)

Also you could always get a steak/some kind of meat with double veggies instead of starch and don't get any sauces

If you are on the zone, go for some kind of salad with fruit in it as there usually isn't enough carb from veggie alone.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:32 AM   #5
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Re: Eating out healthy

There was a fierce (and sometimes rancorous) discussion of fast foods and the Zone on this board quite recently. You might want to review that (a couple of weeks ago, in Nutrition) . . . but please don't start it up again!
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Re: Eating out healthy

Ok. Sorry about that. I'll close the thread.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:53 AM   #7
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Ok. Sorry about that. I'll close the thread.
Eh, no need to. You're question above is fine, and worth trying to address. I just wanted to let you know that (a) there was some discussion of this in the "fast food" context you might want to see, and (b) that discussion, at least, got sort of unpleasant (not your fault), and I'm really hoping not to go through all that again.

As far as eating out at actual sit-down restaurants, a Chicken Ceasar salad, dressing on the side, usually works as a pretty healthy meal.

Ruby Tuesdays does a turkey burger thing (skip the bun).

Seafood restaurants (NOT Long John Silver's) offer reasonable choices.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:30 AM   #8
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Re: Eating out healthy

Pretty easy answer; what Jay said.

most fast food places won't cater to paleo eating. Salads will probably leave you worse off in that regard than the other stuff, because I think they're usually premade (more so than the 'hot' items).

Get something with a bun; still won't be great, but eh. I'd just stay away from that kind of stuff all together.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:42 AM   #9
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What about actually items on the menu? Any favorites?
Warren;

The sad part of your stated question above is: That's what should be on every menu, basic meats / fish / great selection of veggies, fresh fruit.

Instead, there's Food Products, made to look and taste like food.

Good steak is good steak, hard to get in most places. Good fish, is good fish, most is farm raised or FRIED.

Veggies, we won't even go there and how often do you see fresh fruit, plain and simple on the menu...................NEVER.

NOW, ethnic restaurants (non chain) have a little more possibility for great food, but even then, can be over processed.

JMNSH2C
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:20 AM   #10
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Re: Eating out healthy

As pointed out by Elliot, most fast food joints are not Paleo friendly, but if you are on The Zone, you'll have better luck.

I do Paleo and whenever I eat out, I order a steak or grilled chicken breast without any of the sauces or seasonings added and ask if they can give me grilled onions and peppers. I'll ask for steamed veggies or FRESH fruit, if offered on the menu. I also ask that they omit any butter that may be used as seasoning. Most restaurants are willing to accommodate.

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