I'm not saying to eat VLC or ketogenic (unless that's all that works for your particular situation). I'm wondering since people are omega6ed when eating out as vegetable oils are everywhere used, it might bet better to eat lower carb then at home, when people eat cleaner. Typically eating out, there are other issues as well - quality of food, fillers, preservatives, etc. but perhaps eating lower carb compensates partly for the omega 6? Just wondering. Any thoughts?
I don't necessarily choose to restrict carbs more tightly when I'm dining out. However, if I'm staying away from home and won't be preparing my own food, I do my best to stay low carb as long as I can, as I anticipate running into a situation where my only option may involve carbs from fruit or potatoes at some point in the day.
In my opinion, what you said about the quality of the food itself is more important than the macronutrient ratio of the meal.
I think most of us agree that we should avoid gluten grains and limit fructose and linoleic acid (vegetable oils), but where does this general fear of carbohydrates come from? I agree that lowering carb intake seems to be effective in helping one lose excess weight.
I'm fairly sure it was a big part of what helped me lose 50 pounds in my first 3 months eating paleo by limiting my carbs to 50-100g per day. I just want to know why everything seems to hinge on carb intake to the extent that it causes some folks to really get upset over it.
I pick the safest food. I usually do not trust cooked vegetables unless the menu says steamed. I find that salads with no dressing (except vinegar) and seafood (non-fish) are my best bets. However I relax a bit (not too much) if it is a special ocassion etc...
I often hear. Is that all you are going to eat? Or the worst... Eric doesn't eat meat... I just laugh...
It all depends (as Lyle McDonald would say). If you eat out regularly, yes. If you don't, no.
I rarely eat out, so for my recent birthday nosh-up, I went to a Toby Carvery. I must have piled 2lb of meat & veg (including several roast potatoes) on my plate. I ate the lot and didn't fall asleep afterwards!
I gained a bit of weight after that blow-out, but I'm still managing to get slimmer the rest of the time.
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