I really want to go OUT for dinner!

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jenju

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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 11:29
I really want to go out to dinner with my husband tonight but I'm almost in a panic as to where to go. Everything is soooo bad for you. Suggestions?
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cindyshine

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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 11:33
lol not everything is bad.
You just have to do your research. Chain restaraunts offer menu and sometimes the nutrition info is availabe online, google! What are your options? and NO you don't have to get salad either. Smile
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Linmi21

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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 11:33
Well if you go to an Apple bee's or Chili's...something similar to those places, most menus have a healthy option toward the back. Not all restaurant do, but most in my experience. Smile
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Deevchina

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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 11:44
You can go out to dinner. Just plan ahead. Try to go somewhere that has a menu online. Some restaurants may even have nutritional information listed. If not, do your research. Try to make your selection ahead of time. Beware of hidden calories in sauces and salad dressings. I've started asking for sugar free salad dressing or just request oil and vinegar.

I'm following the Belly Fat Cure, so I'm really counting Carbs and Sugar. Using this plan I've been to a nice Italian restaurant. I had grilled whitefish, sauteed spinach, grilled zucchini and even a glass of wine. I've also been to Chili's, had the chicken fajita, and at KFC had grilled chicken and a side of mashed potatoes.

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k8yk

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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 11:53
Maybe if you post some of the restaurants you're thinking of or what kind of food you like, we can make some more specific suggestions Smile

My fall back dieting out food is fajitas Smile
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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 12:01
Sushi!!!
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Posted: 04 Feb 2010, 13:39
You really can't go wrong with a piece of grilled fish and veggies, or roasted chicken with veggies. Most places will sub veggies for whatever starch might be on the menu with something. Like others said, avoid sauces and get any kind of dressing on the side. Get your fish broiled, skip the bread (tell them right away so they don't set it on the table.) You'll be fine!

And even a tiny restaurant will probably post a menu online. So, as others said, plan ahead. You CAN definitely eat out and enjoy yourself.
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jenju

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Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 07:22
Thanks for all of the great suggestions; it was extremely helpful. We went to Chili's and I had the fajitas (minus the tortillas, sour cream and cheese) - it was fantastic. The best part? I didn't wreck my day. Thanks again!!!
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k8yk

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Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 09:21
Great! Chili's fajitas is one of things I would have suggested Smile It IS really good, even without those extras.
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melheezy

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Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 10:07
I love Chilis Fajitas!! They are SO yummy without the yucky tortillas and the sour cream & cheese. My favorite is 1/2 chicken 1/2 shrimp. The flavor is great!



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