My Truths #25 (travel)

by Stephanie

Traveling does not mean abandoning all reason when it comes to eating and exercise. Our favourite vacation spot is NYC and the food there is amazing. Before I went Primal we would grab a latte and pastry from the closest Starbucks and head out for a day or shopping, sightseeing, broadway etc… Now we find a deli or diner that offers more breakfast options and everyone’s happy! As for the rest of the day I don’t stress about the type of restaurants that we settled on because I always know that I will find something “primal” or at least “near primal” (see My Truths #24). Don’t get me wrong… I’m no saint! When we stop at a pub along the way I will indulge in a nice hoppy IPA from time to time but, after all, it is vacation and that fits nicely in to my 80/20 rule (see My Truth #12)

As for exercise, a city like New York is perfect because you invariably do a lot of walking (even if you’re often taking the sub-way) but we like to take it to the next level. Our last 2 trips to NYC have included a day spent cycling with a tour company called “Bike the Big Apple”. What an amazing way to see the city and to discover hidden gems that only a local would know about. The pace of the ride is fairly leisurely but still a great amount of physical activity over several hours. It would certainly earn you a decadent dessert that night. I would highly recommend it….both the cycling tour and the dessert!

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Red Snapper with mango, red onion and cashews at Pam Real Thai, 404 West 49th St, NYC (just to be clear this was NOT dessert!)

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