Well, I'm sentenced to IHOP with the family and I'd like to minimize the vegetable oils. Could someone give their advice on the cooking method of poached eggs and bacon? These are the only two things I can think of that are probably not cooked in any sort of extra fat. Although since going paleo, I have learned that corporate restaurants are experts at doing all kinds of unneccesary and innovative things to add as much neolithic agents of disease as possible to food.
So are my chances pretty good with poached eggs and bacon? I know the eggs and meat itself are not high quilty, nitrate-free etc. but I'll live with it, just want to avoid the excess rancid PUFA if poss.
I'd rather not make any special requests (like "please fry my eggs in the real butter you probably don't even have")
Wait...how often are you sentenced to this meal? If only once in a while, don't sweat it. Just eat the eggs and bacon. A little canola oil isn't going to kill you. This is an example of freaking out over nothing. If there is any justification for the term orthorexia, getting upset over a deviation at one meal is pretty good case of it.
Eat before going, then refrain at the meal. Let them enjoy your
company. There is no need to eat
something you really don't want to.
Eat a snack before-hand so that you won't be too hungry, thus minimizing
the amount of non-paleo food that
might enter your gut.
Pick the most paleo options and go
with it. Like Forgotten18 said ..
cortisol = no good
Just pick something you want to eat
and eat it. While it might not be
optimal nutrition, it doesn't seem
like it is a daily/weekly event so-
as a whole, it shouldn't do you any
I don't know why you wouldn't make a special request ... when you go out to eat you pay for the service (waiter/waitress paycheck, the cook's, manager's, etc), the place to dine (utilities, water, gas, etc), a good atmosphere ... it's the reason the menu consists of many things you could make yourself for far cheaper- you are the customer, ask for what you want. :)
Additionally, our bodies are quite amazing machines. While "neolithic" food additives are not good news, our bodies are surprisingly resilient (when not loading ourselves up with the stuff regularly ... SAD diet ...).
Yeah, IHOP does put pancake batter in their scrambled eggs/omelets, and they cook them in soy oil. The few times I ever have to go there, I tell them to lose the batter and to cook the eggs in butter only. All restaurants will cook your eggs in butter if you instruct them to do so. Not that big a deal.