So I'm currently on a graduate school research trip for six weeks in Stockholm, Sweden (wonderful city, but I miss my husband so much!). For lunch today, I had to go to this cafeteria-style lunch with two of my colleagues (couldn't get out of it) and the food choices were poor. Pork tenderloin (yum, but not enough for me!), a bearnaise sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes (uh-oh), and a small salad. Since it was cafeteria style where they serve you, and I don't speak the language, I didn't get as much meat as I wanted (I could have easily eaten twice as much as they gave me), and I got a whole heap of potatoes. So I ate the meat first, then the puny little salad, but I was still hungry so I had like two-and-a-half of the little potatoes.
The problem is I've recently rededicated myself to Paleo (and by recently, I mean I've been strict since Saturday) and I'm really trying to lose some of that post-wedding weight. I'm just afraid I've knocked myself so far back by being weak.
Has anyone ever tried to stick to Paleo in far away from home? I mean, it's not like France, where they're known for the food -- people do not come to Sweden for the stunning cuisine (but there are many other wonderful things about the country and it's beautiful, don't get me wrong). BUT -- everyone here eats low-fat and tons of whole grains (ugh) and little meat. And I'm with scientists who follow the latest nutritional advice out of Harvard and we all know what their misguided conclusions are.
Anyways, it makes every social engagement kind of difficult to navigate. I guess I'm looking for both advice and a little encouragement. At least I found a gym...