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Old 03-01-2012, 04:23   #1
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Boy this was a rough one to learn.

Me and the BH went out for dinner to celebrate the end of a stressful situation for her. Ordered what I thought was a nice side of squash and green beans to go along with a nice steak.

Checked my one hour PP...154??!!! WTH man??!'.

I learned that I need to make sure how some places prepare their food. Even though it was squash and beans the way they were prepared made them 30g of carbs per serving and I thought I was doing good by having two figuring I was only doing 10g. Ended up eating a whole day's worth of carbs in one meal!! :O

And I had been doing so well. (

A lesson learned, a hard lesson, but one I won't soon forget.

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It happens to us all. Eating out is a minefield ... but we shouldn't have to give it up because of The D.

Main thing is, you did test afterward.

CalorieKing.com does feature foods from some restaurant chains, and I believe there's a mobile app.

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It happens to us all. Eating out is a minefield ... but we shouldn't have to give it up because of The D.

Main thing is, you did test afterward.

CalorieKing.com does feature foods from some restaurant chains, and I believe there's a mobile app.
Normally I do check, but since this is a local "greasy spoon" many of their dishes don't cross to calorie king or other apps that I've got. It took me 30 mins after I got home to find their values and when I did I felt my stomach drop.

Funny thing is when I told BH she laughed and said "I bet if you knew you were gonna bust you're limit it wouldn't have been on squash!". Lol.

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Even after we learn the lesson, we're liable to get bitten at some other place just when we thought we had it figured out. Whatever is wrong with just dressing the veggies with BUTTER? I'm more and more tempted to confine my eating out experiences to local businesses where we know the staff, and can have a useful conversation about what they actually DO back there in the kitchen!

I'm like you - been doing so well. Finally got ketostix & found that just tonight I've gotten into ketosis. I would NOT be happy if a doctored-up restaurant meal bumped me out of it awreddy, so I guess we won't be eating out for awhile.




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Oh, yeah. CalorieKing does have its limits. Sometimes squash and green beans give me problems too. That was especially true at first, when I still had to adjust everything.

It happens. Pobody's nerfect. You're doing great!

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Funny thing is when I told BH she laughed and said "I bet if you knew you were gonna bust you're limit it wouldn't have been on squash!". Lol.
LOL! She knows you far too well, Mr. Burke.




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That is why the adage "Learning is a lifetime experience".

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Eating out is difficult because you dont really know what is in the sauces. Personally I tend to avoid eating out

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I'm in the swing of eating out, but my dining companions and servers have to endure plenty of questions and requests. Must say, I get the most gorgeous plates of food, often specially prepared, and so far no ugly surprises.

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My husband gets so embarrased because I do ask a million questions. Many restaurants add sugar to their veggies. I've started to carry in my own 0 carb salad dressing in those individual packets because you can't tell. Even if they tell you there is not sugar in something. Also some steak places may use a rub on the steak with sugar in it.

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