I’ve always adored dining out.
Yet ever since I switched to eating Real Food and prioritizing ancestral food ways, I’ve felt more and more challenged by my experiences in restaurants.
How do I make the healthiest possible choice?
Is it better to eat the pasture-raised chicken that was fried in canola oil, or the CAFO-raised grilled chicken salad with olive oil & vinegar dressing?
How do I find out how ingredients were sourced (and what they are!) without embarrassing the servers (or myself)?
That’s why I am so glad my friend Kristen Michaelis (AKA Food Renegade) wrote The Renegade Guide to Dining Out Click here to view more details
As a health and wellness blogger who loves a good meal out, I’ve received hundreds — literally hundreds — of emails from readers over the years asking these questions.
I’d always felt like my hands were tied answering them because my system for prioritizing food choices when out takes A LOT of information into consideration and weighs it all on a delicately balanced scale.
That’s why I’m so pleased to be able to offer you Kristen’s e-book!
Pre-orders of the e-book are on sale now Click here to view more details, but while we wait for the e-book’s release, I want to start answering your questions!
In the example above, Kristen would actually choose the CAFO-raised grilled chicken made with olive oil (or no meat at all) over the pasture-raised chicken that was friend in canola oil.
She believes (as I do) that the single greatest thing you can do for your health is to switch to nourishing, wholesome, traditional fats.
It’s hard to put into practice, I know!
I used to just dismiss caring about it altogether when dining out. I’d accepted that I was never going to get a good meal made with good fats if I wasn’t eating in my own home.
Kristen felt the same way. But then she noticed she was slowly putting on weight, 5 to 10 pounds per year. So she started being more strict with how she prioritized good fats — even when dining out.
Want to guess what happened?
The weight started melting off.
Yes, the weight-loss is a convergence of choices. It’s not all about how she prioritized my food choices when eating out.
But she’s convinced it’s a significant factor, and here’s why. Not too long ago, she had a week where she “cheated.” She splurged. She stopped following my rules when dining out.
Want to guess how many pounds she lost last week?
None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero.
She actually gained two pounds.
In my next email, I’m going to teach you Kristen’s system for prioritizing food choices when dining out.
It’s not about weight loss, I promise.
It’s not a diet.
It’s just how I choose what to eat in restaurants so that I can be optimally healthy.
P.S. If you haven’t already checked out The Renegade Guide to Dining Out, you’ll want to!
It’s on sale right now for a ridiculoulsy low price .
And feel better about eating out!
Adirondack Wellness Chef