IT's My Birthday! And we are having Mexican HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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SassyBritche...

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:13
A couple of dear friends are taking me out for lunch, the only real food in my town is Mexican....I need some ideas on what the heck to have for lunch that will not make me de-rail, or do I just eat whatever???? I am 11 days in Induction and I have not been a real good girl up to now....choices????

"Can't ride 2 horses with 1 ass"...someone forgot to tell my ass this :0P
gg-girl

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:24
Oh you are lucky! Mexican can be easy if you can get past the chips & tortillas & rice! I am not a bean person, so that was never an issue (if they even are), I love fajitas, they are great, the meat, chicken or shrimp & veggies should keep you on track, just leave the tortillas alone! Burrito, minus the tortilla is really good too! I just had "tacos" last night. Imagine all the taco fixings but the shell is a leaf of romaine lettuce, yum yum. So many yummy choices, be creative & you should be fine!
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LowCarbLuva

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:25
Go for a taco salad extra meat or fajitas or carne asada pass on the tortilla. You got this!
LaraStar

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:35
Happy birthday Smile and if you go over your limit, eat less tomorrow. Enjoy - your birthday is only once a year!!!

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SassyBritche...

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:37
Switching up I think to Chinese.....I feel like I might be able to control myself a bit better.....tortillas an chips are my weakness...and I am only just in Induction.....AHHHHHHHH
"Can't ride 2 horses with 1 ass"...someone forgot to tell my ass this :0P
icymaiden

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:38
Taco salad no beans, don't eat shell. With that said, I've personally (and oddly) have been able to have whatever I wanted every time I have mexican and not have it stall or make me gain weight. I do not know if this is just me, but the last few times I went I ate corn chips and salsa, and 2 steak soft tacos, or other forbidden items and never had an issue with it. I guess my body doesn't react to corn type products as much as others might.
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healthy_alli...

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:42
First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you havea great day.

Taco salads usually are a calorie bomb. They throw tons of things in there - just because it's a salad doesn't mean it's healthy.

I'd go for fajitas or something grilled with beans and rice. I normally get grilled white fish (sol, mahi mahi) and it comes with some rice and beans - other options are chicken or shrimp, which are equally tasty. Eat the fish first then try to avoid the rice and eat a little beans. Or split it up and take half home for lunch tomorrow or dinner. Drink water and avoid too many chip appetizers. Good luck!!!!
healthy_alli...

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:44
Oh just saw the chinese thing. You can get steammed veggies and chicken and they give you sauce on the side. Easy enough, dunk the fork into the sauce then into the food or don't use it at all. No carbs and low calorie! I love it - and I love it with tofu as well if that's something you like.
Sherillynn

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 10:44
Happy Birthday! I've enjoyed the fajitas with no shell. Have even put all the toppings on a side salad and ended up with a great feast.
Chinese never works for me. Too many sauces with all those hidden carbs. And I love rice so it is always best that I don't have it in front of me as my lack of self control shows up at the oddest times.
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SassyBritche...

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 17:16
Hey thanks a million for the suggestions, I was gonna go for the fajitas, but they did not offer them on their menu, so I went for a ground meat taco salad, no shell, no rice, no beans, extra cheese. I actually don't really watch calories and cannot have any beans or rice. I eat Atkins.

I did great not eating any tortilla chips...my entire lunch was 11.6 carbs!!!
"Can't ride 2 horses with 1 ass"...someone forgot to tell my ass this :0P
bonrat

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 17:31
you made a great choice--I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Sherillynn

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 19:39
Good job! See what you can do with a little bit of pre-planning. I am always greatful I can have guacomole at the Mex restaurants since we Atkins people don't have to watch fat!
** Goal 1- 20 pounds
** Goal 2- get back down to wearing size 16 jeans
** Goal 3- normal blood pressure
** Goal 4- well below "One" Derland



Blessings,
Sherill


SassyBritche...

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Posted: 19 May 2011, 20:37
Sherillynn wrote:
Good job! See what you can do with a little bit of pre-planning. I am always greatful I can have guacomole at the Mex restaurants since we Atkins people don't have to watch fat!


And though I LOVE tortilla chips I kept telling myself, that there will come a time in the future that I will be able to have them once in a great while if I want....but I am trying very hard to remember that until I am down 110 pounds, these sort of things cannot happen....\

Now I am having a nice yummy ribeye and an artichoke...honey is making me dinner and we are gonna watch a couple movies...then sugar free jello for Bday cake!
"Can't ride 2 horses with 1 ass"...someone forgot to tell my ass this :0P



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