Eating Primal or Gluten Free can be tricky when dining out.
Gone are the days when you would happily throw back a pizza or burger with your friends on a Friday night.
No more fasta pasta and club sandwiches!
When you make a significant lifestyle change like this, you realise how grain-centric our society is when eating out.
Suddenly everything on the menu looks like a deal breaker.
How the hell do you eat out anymore?
Do you have to stay home now and live on bone broth and kale chips?
Luckily there are many things you can do to make sure that you have an enjoyable dinner experience with minimal stress.
~ Jo Fitton, Eating Well Out
In this episode we talk about how to become a ‘savvy primal diner.’
Which is something that Primal Shifter, Jo has been getting a lot of practice at lately!
She has been busy reviewing restaurants and cafe’s all around Melbourne and posting up those that have good primal-ish, gluten-free menu options on her website, Eating Well Out. She’s also noting those that are FODMAP friendly!
We discuss our experiences with choosing the more paleo-friendly cuisines, cafe’s, restaurants, takeaways and meals around Melbourne.
Eating out should be an enjoyable experience! Catching up with friends and family for a social meal out should bring joy, not anxiety.
You just need to do your research, have a think about your choices and plan in advance where you’re going to go and what you’ll order.
And, remember it’s also a legitimate choice to exercise the 80/20 rule and choose something un-Paleo as a treat 😉
We chat about:
- How we tackle eating out while following a Paleo template.
- The kinds of places we choose to eat out and the types of cuisines we go for.
- Which foods we don’t compromise on and which we allow to creep in as an occasional indulgence.
- The consequences of our food choices.
- Paleo friendly cafes and restaurants about Melbourne.
- Which kinds of alcohol we drink, how it affects us and the resulting “Food-goggles”
- The importance of setting your intention before leaving the house.
- Deciding in advance if you are going to keep it clean or exercise the 80/20 rule.
- Planning in advance. Being the one to pick the venue.
- How to keep it polite with cafe staff when you are asking questions about the menu and discussing your dietary needs.
Check out Jo’s website: Eating Well Out to find the paleo-friendly, gluten free places to Eat Out around Melbourne!
If you live elsewhere in Australia or the world and want to tell everyone about your best kept, local secrets then please put your submissions in to Eating Well Out and add your voice to this growing resource.
Also check out Jo’s tips and hints for how to Eat Well while Out.
Including taking a more accepting approach to avoid disappointments, what to do if you’re invited to a vegetarian cafe or restaurant and what to do when you’re invited around to a friends place for dinner.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Jo’s foodie review website: Eating Well Out
- Red Robyn Cafe and Jo’s EWO Review
- The Paleo Cafe (Cairns)
- Fox in the Box (FODMAP friendly) and Jo’s EWO Review
- Palate Cafe & Restaurant and Jo’s EWO Review
- The Deck Brighton and Jo’s EWO Review (coming soon)
- Meat Mother and Jo’s EWO Review
- Rumi Restaurant and Jo’s EWO Review
- Piqueos and Jo’s EWO Review
It’s better to eat the wrong food with the right attitude than it is to eat the right food with the wrong attitude” ~ Chris Kresser, Ancient Chinese Proverb