What is the best protein to eat when eating out? I always struggle with this, since I eat out a couple of times a week. Never fast food, but usually just a casual restaurant. Knowing the following about the choices which one would be the BEST crappy choice?
Beef (knowing it is likely factory farmed)
Pork (factory and grain fed)
I always stay Paleo when out (no grains, legumes, dairy) and just want to make the best protein choice considering all of the issues (omega 3/6 ratios, toxins, etc.) Thanks!
Since you won't find grass-fed/pastured in most restaurants, you're probably best off eating fish if the option is there, if only because the Omega-6/Omega-3 ratios are better. Failing that option, stick to leaner cuts of beef, which will at least offer solid protein.
I used to eat out 5 days/week; since going Paleo on January 1, I've probably been out 3 or 4 times.
I agree with Travis that, when I do go out, my first choice is sashimi (I bought a bottle of gluten-free soy and take a little of it in a small plastic container to the restaurant; be sure to get the low-sodium stuff because the gluten-free seems to be so salty it's all I can taste).
If sashimi isn't possible, I go for fish or beef with no sauce. I do it so rarely that I don't worry about it much, and just take some fish oil afterward to straighten out my omega 3:6's.