Eating Primal at Five Guys

Being in the consulting business, I travel from time to time. Travel sometimes makes it difficult to eat well. In my case, I am trying to eat according to the Primal Power Method.

Last week, I traveled to Houston. It’s was nice three-hour drive there. During my stay, I needed to grab a quick lunch and ended up at Five Guys.

This was tough. I really like a good burger and I really (and I mean REALLY) like Five Guys.

So I rushed my order and asked for a “Bacon Burger” all the way. Usually, I would order a bacon cheese burger but my Spidey-sense told me to skip the cheese. Then something inside me asked if I could have it lettuce wrapped. The guy who took my order said, “No problem!”. I smiled and paid for my order.

While waiting for my order, I realized that I should have asked for no mayo and no ketchup. I love mayo, but I am not sure it is a good source of fat according to the Primal Power Method. Ketchup has a lot of sugar and was probably a bad idea.

A few minutes later, they called my order. Turns out the ketchup, mayo, and mustard were in separate containers and I enjoyed my lettuce wrapped bacon burger without them.

The other ingredients (grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, and pickles) seemed okay to me. Although I should probably double-check on the pickles and the bacon was probably cured (eat uncured bacon instead), it looks like a Primal Power Method meal is possible there.