Thai Food on SCD?
Hi - I was hoping to go to a Thai Restaurant on a non-cheat day. I got invited and don't want to break the social commitment but it isn't a cheat day for me and I really don't want to switch my current cheat day.
Is there anything on the menu there I could eat that would be SCD approved?
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On Sunday we went to our favorite Thai restaurant - first time since I'm on slow carb. The look on the ladies face when I asked: "Could you just give me more veggies instead of the rice, please?" It was great though - I didn't miss the rice and had a very nice low carb meal. As the book says, just ask and they'll probably do it
Depending on the sauce and apart from the rice, Thai food should be great for low carb diets!
Most of the sauces would probably contain sugar/starches and preservatives, so it's best to go for sauceless dishes and make sure they aren't breaded/fried. Ask them what they are marinated in to make sure it isn't a sugary coating on the meat.
It's best to make your own Thai foods- Thai restaurants are probably the worst in terms of compatibility with the SCD.. but I'm sure you'd be able to find something you can order- meat and vegetables/salad hopefully.
It also helps to check the menu online before going so you can have a picture of what you can order, then ask them about the ingredients when you get there. If it's a decent Thai restaurant this is better because the cheaper places would probably have less options to chose from and more chances of adding non-approved ingredients to a dish that would otherwise not contain carbs/dairy.
Hope this helps
Most Thai food is pretty SCD friendly, just skip the rice and avoid anything breaded. I love Thai Basil Chicken which does have a little sugar in it but can be made without if you ask(thought the amount is so negligible I've never had it affect my loss) Curries are usually pretty SCD friendly as well.