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Old 07-09-2017, 22:23   #1
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I used to eat out 3-4 meals a week. I have only been out to eat 2 times since April. Where do y'all go, and what foods do you order? I'm aware that most fast food hammers have very little beef in them, I'm afraid the fillers will cause problems, even if I order a bun less burger.

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I have finally gotten to the point where I can eat just about anywhere, but I did spend a lot of time researching their menus and related nutrition online.

My favorite, is still any local steakhouse. I generally order steak and a salad.

Fast food, most use 100% beef these days in their burgers (I check online) so I am fine with ordering a burger or grilled chicken, both with no bun and a side salad.

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Is Chinese restaurants out of the question?

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Chinese can be tough to navigate, so I stay away, but am sure it can be done if one is careful. I'm thinking a simple stir-fry requested without the sauces or cornstarch would be fine.

I don't eat out much, but like Cricket, can find something to eat most anywhere. I found restaurants are great with requests, substitutions, and sometimes I get truly great and creative plates from the chef.

The only fast food I eat is In 'n Out Burger on rare occasions. I get a burger protein style, which is lettuce-wrapped.

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Is Chinese restaurants out of the question?
I get the steamed dishes usually on the 'diet' menu

I love the chicken and string beans or chicken and broccoli

Regarding your post...

Italian is usually a grilled chicken Caesar salad or steak salad
Chinese is usually chicken and broccoli or string beans on steamed dishes
American is usually a cobb salad or a burger (cheese , bacon, etc) with no bun
TGIFridays, outback, applebees, is usually some protein and steamed veggies

I stay away from the typical fast food (McD, BK, Wendy's, etc) but if I have to I get a lettuce wrap and they usually accommodate

Also - Jimmy John's UNWICH is AMAZING

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Chili's restaurants - hamburger without the bun with broccoli subbed for the fries.

Outback - steak and a veg

A local Mexican restaurant - grilled dishes without the tortillas, or tacos on a hard shell and scoop out the filling onto the plate and don't eat the shell. (I bring pork rinds with me to take a couple dips in the salsa.)

Hardy's offers a low-carb burger wrapped in lettuce (As do some other burger joints - but you can usually order a burger without the bun on a plate with the lettuce and tomato.)

If I didn't have to be careful of gluten, I think I'd find something at most restaurants.

"Low Carb" has become a fad diet, so there have been more and more available these days that can fit into our WOE. It's the high-fat that's difficult to find. I'll take a small bottle of olive oil with me to put on my meal. Or bring a scoop of bacon grease in a small container.

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Although it isn't actually "eating out" if you're just looking for quick and easy meals, Walmart sells some pre-made Cobb salads that I have been a bit addicted to lately that are really good and only 3 net carbs.

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My answer on eating out is....just about anywhere! High Fat Low Carb meals can be found at most restaurants (Except Chinese, I have not figured a meal on that one yet)...but here are some of my menu choices....

Mexican....taco salads are good, but don't eat the shell they are in. If they include some kind of chips in the salad, don't order it...but most don't do that...Fajitas are also great chicken and/or beef! Don't eat the flour tort's...but many restaurants now offer salad leafs that work for eating the meat and fix in's...

Steak house....get a steak and toss salad with vegetables....splurge on a glass of red wine.

Fish restaurant...most all fish meal are fine, as long as they are not fried in batter... Eat a salad with blue cheese dressing and any vegetable that looks good.

Japanese....baked fish or raw fish with no rice...most vegetables they serve are fine.

Perkins....has a great number of yummy salads chicken and all kinds of low carb goodness.....our get eggs and bacon....no toast please!

Fast food order hamburgers with mustard...and all the fixings, but no catsup. I eat those without the bun...I use the lower bun to hold it while I munch the meat Pattie with all the goodness on top. It can be a bit messy, but it is not hard to learn.

Kentucky Fried Chicken also offers baked chicken and it is also very good! They also have great green beans...

etc. etc. etc.


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Perkins....has a great number of yummy salads chicken and all kinds of low carb goodness.....our get eggs and bacon....no toast please!.
They have a very good salmon that I get almost everytime I eat there. (Thanks for the reminder. We're due to eat out soon and definitely will be going there.)

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IHOP and Red Lobster mostly because they go above and beyond to accommodate people in wheelchairs. You can easily stick with low-carb at IHOP. They did an omelette for me without the potatoes and added extra mushrooms. Lots of bacon, eggs, and sausage as well. Red Lobster - salad, no potato, lots of shrimp or fish. It was harder to get a soup that wasn't high carb though.

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