The Paleolithic Diet – Day 6

Woke up this morning to a very nippy house. The furnace was not working. Sigh, sigh and sigh …

After returning from a doctor’s appointment, I looked in the refrigerator so I could have some leftovers for brunch (10:30 a.m. is considered brunch for me).

Sure enough, there was some leftover chicken from Day 2. I also ate the last of the pumpkin and apple muffins.

Since I had to wait for the furnace repairman to arrive, I decided that dinner was going to be “out.” Hmm .. so where to go?

Looking online, we found that the Outback Steakhouse has a gluten free menu and although we had other dietary requirements, we decided to try them.

After we were seated, I requested the gluten free menu and was handed one. The waitress, Laura, was very nice. From our food to the drinks, she was very helpful and made sure that our request did not have butter or any dairy. Quite a nice experience.

I decided to have my “usual” which is the Sirloin Steak and a baked sweet potato (with no added butter or brown sugar) and a side salad. The salad had a balsamic vinaigrette on the side and no cheese or croutons.. Apparently they make the salads from scratch so you can request whatever you like to be excluded. The steak and potato looks plain but was filling nonetheless.

Outback Steakhouse Salad
Outback Steakhouse Salad
Outback Steakhouse Sirloin
Outback Steakhouse Sirloin

Kudos to the staff here for being efficient and accommodating. No “strange” looks either for being a tad bit different from the rest of the crowd.

My son had a hamburger (minus the bun) and they put the dressings on the side (which was good because ketchup is not allowed on this diet). So here’s what a paleolithically served hamburger would look like.

Outback Steakhouse Hamburger
Outback Steakhouse Hamburger

Later in the evening, I had a few pistachio nuts and some tea then headed to bed.

I sure am glad we bought an electric mattress pad or we would have been quite cold with no heat. As it was, I slept all through the night.



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