Tips for Eating Out??

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dishkitty

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Posted: 06 Jul 2007, 11:40
I do really well when I'm home and in control, but restaraunts make it tough. And we always seem to be eating out on the weekends. Does anyone have tips or suggestions for Phase 1 and 2 eating out survival?

Thanks!!
ChelseaRae

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Posted: 06 Jul 2007, 22:35
Try to eat out some where that has a buffet. I work in a hotel that has a buffet and only get the soup&salad part, then you can just eat the fruit and salad. But there is alot of temptation on those buffets.
maskew

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Posted: 08 Jul 2007, 12:30
I always get salads when we go out. But alot of places have low carb options, so I get those too, like salmon or chicken. One thing I have been splurging on and its not too bad really is fajitas. I just don't eat the tortilas. It usually comes with pico de gallo (veggies), a small amount of rice and beans(ask for charro instead of refried), and some guacamole. It leaves me satisfied. Some times a salad can be hard to eat when you are smelling all the other foods. Hope this helps
dishkitty

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Posted: 09 Jul 2007, 13:29
Thanks for the help - fajitas are a great idea!
FLAteacher

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Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 19:13
I went out for dinner last night to Chilli's. I am currently on phase 2 of FSD. I ordered the steak and mushroom fajita(typo) with guacamole and a side salad. I filled up on the salad and I did NOT eat the tortilla wraps. So I basically ate my salad and then mixed the fajita stuff together. Wow, that filled me up! Plus I had leftovers for today to eat.
Good idea about ordering the fajitas.
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JDuchess34

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Posted: 25 Jul 2007, 17:40
When I know I'll be eating out, I try to drink water or green tea and have a light snack before going. Then, I'll try to psych myself up before actually entering the restaurant, thinking about the healthier things I know that restaurant has that taste good. That way, I don't go in with my mind on french fries dipped in ranch dressing and a Coke. Some places have those little "healthy option" symbols next to some of their items...scan through those first, without even looking at what else is on the menu. Typically you can find something that you'll enjoy, that's not going to completely ruin your diet. OR...order what you want, but get a to-go box before you start in on your meal. Put a large portion of it in the box to take home for later, or for a family member...restaurant portions are HUGE, and it's so hard to stop eating once you get started. Hope this helps! Man I love eating out.
-Jackie
When the burden seems too much to bear, remember, the end will justify the pain it took to get us there. -R.K.
SmashFan22

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Posted: 04 Aug 2007, 18:28
I have been looking at menus online and deciding before hand which ones have the best choices. Family and friends are very supportive of my choice of resataurant
helcha

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Posted: 05 Aug 2007, 05:56
When I am wathching myself I usually have a huge bown of vegi soup before setting out. When out I usually have a salade for entre and then order a protien main course (preferably fish) with steamed vegetables - if you ask they will make them for you. Good luck.
maskew

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Posted: 08 Aug 2007, 16:13
Yesterday, we went to PF Changs. They have vegetarian dishes and they also serve brown rice. You can add tofu to any meal instead of meat, so I got tofu and broccoli, to my surprise it was delicious. I am doing phase one for the second time and you can eat there on any phase. I also hear Pei Wei serves brown rice.



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