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Old 09-12-2013, 21:24   #1
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Last night we went to a show and decided to eat at a restaurant that was close. Our options were limited and so we went to a pasta place. I thought I could find something low-carb.

As it turns out, not so much. I ended up getting the calamari appetizer (with very light breading) and another appetizer of portabello mushrooms in a lemon, wine and garlic sauce. The calamari wasn't very filling and the mushrooms were SO GARLICKY that I had radioactive breath all evening. I love garlic and eat it a lot, don't get me wrong, I even grew my own garlic this year, so garlic is kind of my copilot, but this was INSANE.

Anyway, at least I didn't break down and eat pasta or any of the gorgeous desserts on display...

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It is super hard to eat out at most all places. Good for you not giving in to temptation! We eat out a good bit so I have learned where I can go. We ate at the mall a little while back and well there is just nothing good there! So I told the people I wanted just all the insides of the sandwich and they gave me extras for leaving the bread off, even cooked more shrimp special for me with no batter and in just butter rather than the oil they use that contains sugar. Every once in a while I mess up and get someone who will actually work with me and make something specific!

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Most sandwich bars etc are happy to provide fillings when told that no bread or bun is required. I've taken to carrying a travel knife, fork and spoon (in a container) in my handbag to make eating easier. I just spread out the wrap or bag and tuck in - saves messy fingers.

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Most sandwich bars etc are happy to provide fillings when told that no bread or bun is required. I've taken to carrying a travel knife, fork and spoon (in a container) in my handbag to make eating easier. I just spread out the wrap or bag and tuck in - saves messy fingers.
Both the Subway across the street and the wraps place in the building I work in offer the option to do salads instead of subs/wraps.

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I had a Subway salad today and found that this one only has one not low fat dressing and it contains sugar.




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If the menu has meat and veggies but not together, I have had luck just asking for what I need. Most places don't seem to mind grilling a chicken breast and throwing some broccoli on the side. Otherwise, even pasta places can usually do a Caesar salad which I find to be filling.

But yeah... eating out is tough!

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And you know I don't find I don't find it hard at all. Maybe not for me since I hate eating alone?




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I've found a lot of sandwich and burger places short-change me if I request no bun. Instead of building all the usual stuff on the plate like lettuce, tomato, etc., they just but a bare piece of meat on the plate like I'm a CAT or something. If I'm not sure about the place, I just order the regular burger or sandwich and throw the bread away myself. Besides, I get some kind of sick pleasure out of throwing out the bread!

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I've found that I can go to all you can eat sushi places and eat well without spiking. I order a lot of sashimi, beef and chicken teriyaki with no sauce (it comes nicely cooked and seasoned with salt and pepper), edemame, beef rolls with mushrooms inside, bean sprouts.

I've learned to eat quite well without eating rice. Though I did break down once and have my absolute favourite salmon avocado rolls. I think the fats in the fillings counteracted the rice because my after dinner numbers were in the 7s. (Mmol)

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I've got a pretty good idea of what I can and cannot get away with now. I plan ahead and go into dinner with a strategy in mind. I order basic food like steak, salmon, or chicken, and make sure there are no sauces on my sides or entree.

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