Food in Paris, strange question

Mar 28th, 2006, 08:53 PM
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Make that more like "bee on kwee", with the stress on the "on", and you'll have it.

If you want a light breakfast, head for Le Pain Quotidien; you can have fresh orange juice and beautifully prepared soft-boiled eggs.
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Mar 29th, 2006, 03:31 AM
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More like "Be Anne", I'd have said
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Mar 29th, 2006, 06:25 AM
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Yes, it's more like 'Be Anne' as PatrickLondon says.
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Have you considered that you might have a gluten intolerance rather than a carb problem in general? Celiac disease is much more common that you would expect, almost one in a hundred people in North America, and it would certainly explain your problem with bread and even sugar too. Contact me if you want more information: [email protected]
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Mar 30th, 2006, 05:30 AM
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.

I'm working with several speicalists right now and am not too worried about Celiac's. I can eat bread and sugar but it makes me fat and messes with my lipid and sugar levels. My reference to getting sick was in the sense that I've been eating low carb for so long it would be a huge, painful shock to my body to eat a bunch of carbs--I don't want to spend my vacation in the bathroom.

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Keep celiac disease in mind and suggest it to your specialists if they don't find another answer.

Before I was diagnosed I spent much of my holidays in bathrooms. I thought it was the water or the sugar since I knew I was borderline hypoglycemic which often goes along with CD. Never suspected it was the bread! But I did discover on my own that it was best to avoid simple carbs and concentrate on complex ones, like fruits and vegatables, plus proteins.

Breakfast in France is indeed the most difficult meal if you're trying to avoid bread. Most hotels will make you a soft boiled egg for a small extra charge. Ask for "un oeuf a quatre minutes". Some hotels will even let you keep cheese and fruit in their fridge so you can have that in the morning.

You've gotten some good advice from other repondents such as renting an apartment or finding a restaurant near your hotel that makes omelettes in the morning.

Because French chefs tend to cook from scratch, you shouldn't have a problem getting safe food for lunch and dinner. If you don't speak French, get someone to translate your restrictions for you and print them on small cards that you can show.

Bring some safe food along for emergencies. Almonds and other nuts are great. And carry a spoon like Ira suggests so you can picnic outside.

Just don't let your dietary restrictions keep you home!
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Mar 30th, 2006, 06:13 AM
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I'm not going to analyze your medical situation, but I will suggest that you consider staying in an apartment or apartment-hotel. That way, you can ensure that you won't have to compromise your well-being at breakfast. And contrary to some views here, I have been to many hotels in Paris where breakfast is a basket of croissants and sliced baguettes, served with butter and preserves.
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