So many things in life are challenging, aren’t they?
Going out to eat shouldn’t be one of them.
When you’re with a group of friends making dinner plans—or you simply want to treat yourself to a meal you didn’t cook—finding a restaurant that caters to a Paleo(ish) way of eating is a breeze.
Most places you go to will have an animal-based protein option and vegetables. Maybe you’ll have to make some substitutions, such as ordering a vegetable dish instead of the pasta or a burrito bowl instead of having it wrapped in a flour tortilla.
But since you have that helpful (ish) after the Paleo, you can even have the occasional grains, legumes, and dairy (provided you’re not sensitive to any of them).
That gives you a lot of options.
I recently was treated to a delicious dinner at Greens at Fort Mason in San Francisco (thank you, my lovely friend!). They’re a Michelin guide recommended restaurant that’s been serving vegetarian food for forty years. We were seated just in time for a gorgeous sunset on the bay and the food was as fantastic as the view. I had a polenta with roasted summer vegetables and a flourless chocolate cake for dessert—also, champagne.
No drama. No worries. All deliciousness, fabulous company, and it was Paleo(ish) to boot.
If you need to feel bad about something, feel bad about driving to dinner when you’re within walking distance (but you are wearing high heels). You could even feel bad about your pre-meal cocktail (though I’ll argue that a martini is a decent indulgence).
(Are you getting that I don’t find feeling bad or guilty helpful?)
But you definitely have no reason to feel bad about what to eat at a restaurant . Go out and enjoy yourself. There will be plenty of Paleo(ish) choices.
I create these blog posts so you can learn the most effective, simple, and efficient Paleo(ish) practices that counter the effects of aging. You deserve to love the way you look and feel throughout your entire wonderful life. But sometimes knowledge isn’t enough. If you need help figuring out how to actually incorporate these practices into your life, please reach out!