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Kimberley76

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Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 16:04
so what is acceptable to eat on a date night and where? i'm in South Carolina but I don't think we would do a local joint.....maybe Outback or Longhorn? Red Lobster but I don't want that b/c I LOVE those biscuits lol! advice please? Smile
Spacey47

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Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 17:23
eat what you want now and then be good the rest of the time
NCNOLE

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Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 17:41
My suggestion is to look at the menus online and see if they have the nutritional information available. Decide what you are going to eat before you go, when you can. Avoid the starches, ask for extra veggies instead. Avoid high calorie cheesy sauces, creamy soups, and high calorie drinks. Drink plenty of water as most places use way too much salt and you will retain fluid - which will show up in the morning. Know your trigger foods and avoid those.
stayccd

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 08:29
I ate at Logans yesterday. It's kind of like an Outback or something. I got the grilled shrimp appetizer and a sweet potato with cinamon and butter. Delicious!
jhttfn

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 09:22
What NCNOLE said. Many, many chains post their nutritional information online - it's a great way to window shop in advance.

I also like to start with a salad first, dressing on the side - that way I am more likely to eat less of a higher-calorie main course.
shmiller

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 09:32
Try this to help you make great choices when you eat out.

Healthy Dining Finder
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kkd1125

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 15:44
I ate at Outback Friday night. I had a 6 oz Outback Special sirloin, green beans, a plain sweet potato and plain iced tea with lemon. My totals were: 421 calories, 41.04g protein, 33.16g carbs and 16.06g fat. Everything had a lot of flavor and I left feeling very satisfied! I didn't even miss their (yummy!) bread and butter.
RavenSoul69

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Posted: 26 Feb 2013, 01:20
I noticed you just started Atkins recently...my opinion, a sweet potato would NOT be a good choice for you at all! Most restauants will substitute steamed veggies (avoid carrots) or even a small side salad (avoid croutons, carrots, have dressing on the side--oil/vinegar or blue cheese are usually OK) instead of the potato or rice.

Stick with things like steak, broiled sea food, baked chicken, etc...nothing with breading. Ask that bread not be served at the table if it's too tempting. Just basic things that you might eat at home. Keep it simple. After all, going out should be about having fun with the company that you're with...not mostly focusing on the food that you eat. Wink
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