OldFarmer Posted May 15, 2012 Share Posted May 15, 2012 So, I completed my first W30 earlier this month. I'm riding my own bike now and it's OK; I really am discovering, one by one, the inflammatory agents in my former diet. I feel fantastic, have got a good start on fat loss, strength gains, and am just all in, period. I have never felt so free of pain, anxiety, depression, fear, etc. So worth it. That said, I have a 3- to 4-month summer break ahead. I am in UAE, where it is simply (IMO) too hot to live in summer, and I will pack up the kids and head to the Upper Midwest. We will most have access to a kitchen, so I can prep and cook, and shop for groceries like a normal person, but there will be camping, and visiting, and parties and all that. I'm not so worried about the "occasion" eating. I think I can handle it. What worries me is our religious restriction. We eat only halal, and as the kosher among us can vouch, this is no small thing outside an urban center or some metro areas. The closest store selling halal meats is a 2-hour drive, one way. We previously kept halal by literally raising (on grass and hay) and slaughtering all our own meats (plus eggs and even goat dairy). Sigh. Best life ever. Anyway, while I know it will take planning and occasional trips to the big city to buy (what is probably questionably-raised) beef, lamb, goat and chicken, I need help making sure I access every possible alternative source of protein. Of course, eggs and fish and all manner of seafood. I'm not a fan of nut butters, but will eat plain nuts, knowing they are not as good a source as the animal sources. What am I missing? Are there others I could tap into? I'm not terribly worried about budget, but I am concerned about quality and geography (i.e., distance between me and the food). Also worried about getting to the point where my kids refuse to eat another bite of eggs, tuna, sardines, salmon, or seafood. Help? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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