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3/18/13 11:18 P

If I plan it yes but most times I eat where it's close by.

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3/18/13 11:08 P


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3/18/13 10:09 P

yes, to make sure they have what I eat so won't choose the unhealthy stuff.

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3/18/13 9:55 P

Yes, I make little cards to carry with me

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3/18/13 9:41 P


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3/18/13 9:41 P

Absolutely I do. I plan what I'm going to order before I go (and pretend to peruse the menu when I'm there). But I don't want to get there and start to guess and ultimately just say, "Oh what the heck--I'll just order those truffle oil fries after all!" Makes me feel like I can actually go out and be ok.

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3/18/13 9:35 P

I'm starting to.

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3/18/13 9:33 P

only once in a while

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3/18/13 8:59 P


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3/18/13 8:40 P

Rarely emoticon

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3/18/13 8:37 P


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3/18/13 8:31 P

I try

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3/18/13 2:12 P

Yes. It makes the evening out a lot less frustrating.

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3/18/13 1:36 P

Whenever I'm able. Too many times I've thought I was ordering something healthy and found out when I got home that it was a poor choice!

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3/18/13 1:22 P

If I know ahead of time--no smart phone. I'm becoming wiser as to knowing what I need to ask...

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3/18/13 1:19 P

If I know where I'm going in advance, I always check the menu before I get there. I also get cranky if they don't have nutritional information available online! :)

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3/18/13 1:10 P

I always do. I don't want to be the one that takes so darn long to make up my mind. However, I can do it on line using the iPhone.

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3/18/13 1:08 P

Yes..mostly because I am gluten intolerant.

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3/18/13 1:01 P

I do when the information is available

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3/18/13 12:57 P

I do now. It amazes me what I thought would have been healthy before and what really is. I think it is a good idea and then you can decide before you go and hopefully stick with it.

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3/18/13 12:54 P

Yes if it is available. It really helps to plan ahead

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3/18/13 12:19 P

Yes & it's a huge help.

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3/18/13 11:45 A

yes, if it is my first time going there

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3/18/13 11:39 A

Not always. I rarely eat out right now maybe when I get below 200 here.

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3/18/13 11:33 A

I often look online but it's not always because I want to get something low-cal....just to know what they have so I know there will be something I like. I'm a very meat-and-potatoes kind of girl and don't have a palette for much exotic food. We don't eat out terribly often so I usually let myself indulge, but sometimes if we end up with plans that are somewhat close together, I will look first to try and find a low-cal option.

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3/18/13 10:56 A

I like to, but unfortunately most of the restaurants don't list their caloric or nutritional information. But at least I can plan ahead of time if they have a menu posted and more or less determine what I think the calories might be and at the very least choose the healthier food options

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3/18/13 10:55 A

Yes. More so since I'm really tracking by calories and carbs.

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3/18/13 10:51 A

I do check when i can, but my problem is I don't eat at "chain" restaurants too often; the type of places i prefer to go (independents) don't usually post nutrition information, so counting calories gets a bit more challenging.

I have on occassion checked a chain restaurant's online information and then decided not to go to the establishment AT ALL, because of a lack of reasonable choices.

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3/18/13 10:46 A


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3/18/13 10:42 A

Often I do. Sometimes I just like to be surprised.

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3/18/13 10:37 A

I do sometimes if I'm unfamiliar with it or the type just so I have an idea what to expect as I'm a pretty picky eater.

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3/18/13 10:20 A

Whenever it's possible, I check. It helps in so many ways.

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3/18/13 10:19 A

yes, all the time, unless it's a spur of the moment stop

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3/18/13 10:18 A

yes, that helpw me to determine what I am going to eat.

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3/18/13 10:12 A

Yes I do. It makes a huge difference when ordering rather than going there and just picking something off of the menu.

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3/18/13 8:49 A

When I can ,,,,yes

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3/18/13 8:42 A

I do, unless it is a spur of the moment thing when out and about with friends.

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3/18/13 8:37 A

Yes, I do and I plot my calories before going out so I have a plan. I also only order water for a beverage.

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3/18/13 8:33 A

Yeah, I'll usually do recon and decide ahead of time what I'll order

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3/18/13 6:40 A

yes i do thanks to my app.

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3/18/13 6:28 A

If I am eating at a chain restaurant, I have an app with the nutritional value of the menu items. Some entrees sound healthy until you read their calorie/fat/carb/sodium content.

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3/18/13 6:27 A

Yes I do as I don't want any surprises when I get to the restaurant.

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3/18/13 6:07 A

Yes, I do

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3/18/13 5:48 A

Yes if available/possible

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3/18/13 5:28 A

sometime I do.

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3/18/13 5:22 A

yes, whenever possible

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3/18/13 5:11 A

Sometimes I have done this but not often. It is nice because I do have a chance to pick what i want or to see what I can't emoticon

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3/18/13 12:08 A

When I am doing my best I sometimes do. I am not obsessed with doing it though. I am not going to settle for something tasteless to save calories either, neither will I settle for chicken if beef is what I want. If I am going out I should enjoy. At home I can watch this and that, and when I go out I should enjoy my time out and not worry if I ordered the meal with 200 calories more.

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3/17/13 11:55 P

When we go to a restaurant it's rare, but before I go I do like to see if they have an online menu so I can check the calories and make healthy decisions , so when I get there I know exactly what to order, anyone else do this?

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