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NISSANGIRL Posts: 23,401
5/10/14 6:45 A

twice a month

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/10/14 6:35 A

at least once a week

THROOPER62 Posts: 23,926
5/10/14 5:10 A

Once or twice a month

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (151,784)
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Posts: 11,158
5/10/14 4:58 A

We really limit it. Once every other week Max.

SALGUOD2 Posts: 3,839
5/10/14 3:50 A

maybe once a month

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,655
5/10/14 2:48 A

Once a month

RONNIEHUEY Posts: 12,032
5/10/14 2:24 A

4 days a week

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (69,175)
Fitness Minutes: (61,313)
Posts: 2,999
5/10/14 1:39 A

Everyday, dishwasher is broken

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,112
5/10/14 12:57 A

Average once a week

KOALA_BEAR SparkPoints: (18,475)
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Posts: 1,172
5/10/14 12:04 A

Eating at home is healthier - you control what you eat, and if it is home made you know everything in it - not just calories and guesses and estimates.
You CAN eat out and be okay - but it often won't be the happy hour cheaper items.
Surprisingly, I can be just fine at a fast food place if I get the grilled chicken wrap or a small hamburger. Sometimes I take one half of the bun and toss it to the birds, etc, Always order a side salad, or else I get a plain bean and cheese burrito - no meat.
For me it's a bigger issue to not have a drink when I go out. Cocktails after a stressful work week seems to almost always put me over my goal that day.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (399,642)
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5/9/14 11:59 P

not too often

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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Posts: 2,954
5/9/14 11:50 P

At most twice a month.

LILSPARKGIRL Posts: 2,740
5/9/14 11:40 P

I try not to, but with work we might go out every two weeks. I am really watching sodium and if I eat out, there go my numbers. I feel like when I go out I'm paying for food that is crappy. it might look and taste good but it is not food that my body needs. In a pinch I'm more apt to have a string cheese and apple from a grocery store or 7-11 than to want to eat in a restaurant.


SUITABLE Posts: 1,855
5/9/14 11:22 P

once a week

RJFERRARO315 Posts: 2,726
5/9/14 10:58 P

Way too much lately. This weekend I'm going to buy groceries and meal plan.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (55,304)
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5/9/14 10:18 P

When eating out you just have to be careful with your choices and your portion sizes. I usually get a grilled chicken or fish dish with extra veggies and no rice or potatoes.

Try to split a dish with someone and order a second salad or put half your order in a to go box when its delivered. Avoid the bread basket and be careful with alcohol.

MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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Posts: 1,181
5/9/14 7:47 P

rarely

KWOOD1955 SparkPoints: (35,834)
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Posts: 9,376
5/9/14 5:41 P

3 or 4 times a week, if you count dinner and lunch at work

BARBZUMBA SparkPoints: (10,426)
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Posts: 15,990
5/9/14 4:52 P

Dinner 2 or 3 times a week , Breakfast & Lunch once in awhile

SWEETCALA1962 Posts: 433
5/9/14 4:42 P

maybe twice every 3 or 4 months

CARTOON3 Posts: 1,601
5/9/14 4:39 P

probably once a week.

03191952 SparkPoints: (15,294)
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Posts: 333
5/9/14 4:37 P

just once, usually on Saturday evening

LOVEBONNIELOVE Posts: 566
5/9/14 4:28 P

About 5 times a week. Mostly 1/2 off sushi and Pollo Locco, a chicken place here is So. Cal.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
5/9/14 3:50 P

Too often

MYAKAYAH Posts: 9,646
5/9/14 3:20 P

1-3 times a month usually~

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,069
5/9/14 3:14 P

VERY rarely. emoticon

SCOOTSMOM50 SparkPoints: (2,512)
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Posts: 30
5/9/14 2:29 P

Once or twice a week. The hubs and I have "date night" on Saturday where we go out to dinner. Sometimes if we are running errands we will have lunch or breakfast out. Now tonight we are grocery shopping,( well I am, he takes me and waits in the car, watching a movie) But before we go, we'll stop and have dinner somewhere. Sometimes it's hard making a good choice, and also sometimes the "good choice" isn't so good. There is a salad that I love at a particular restaurant, I thought it was okay until I broke it down and added it up. Can't remember how many calories, but I do know it was really high. Haven't eaten it since.

If something looks like it too much I simply split in half. Another thing that can help, order things alacarte, or have a side sized serving of something if possible.



BETRHO48 Posts: 9,806
5/9/14 2:17 P

1 or 2 times a week

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (381,883)
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Posts: 15,278
5/9/14 2:09 P

rarely

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,138
5/9/14 1:06 P

Only on Sunday afternoon

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (137,479)
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Posts: 9,201
5/9/14 1:05 P

once a week -

on Sunday, after church, with my mom. We always go the same place and split the same entrée: chicken fajitas

when I gave up meat for Lent I actually got to try some new things on the menu! Now it's back to chicken fajitas.

WLIBERTY SparkPoints: (75,862)
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Posts: 896
5/9/14 1:02 P

Two-three times a month.

SUSAN29NJ Posts: 2,425
5/9/14 1:00 P

Before I started eating healthy, I ate out three or more times a week. Now, I rarely eat out.

EMMACORY SparkPoints: (177,456)
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Posts: 11,735
5/9/14 11:38 A

Special occasions

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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Posts: 3,116
5/9/14 11:36 A

About two or three times per month.

KENAMORA SparkPoints: (134,898)
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Posts: 2,682
5/9/14 11:33 A

Twice a week, only on weekends.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (160,295)
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Posts: 2,103
5/9/14 10:37 A

Rarely - mostly on vacations and about three dinners out a year.

CJGODESS101 SparkPoints: (30,781)
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Posts: 611
5/9/14 9:48 A

I go out once per month with the my friends, and usually once or twice with my hubby. I never go out for lunch, I just can't afford it.

TINA8605 SparkPoints: (80,850)
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5/9/14 9:14 A

I have very little self control when I go out to eat. I do avoid all All You Can Eat...cause I will eat all I can. I avoid all fast food period. But I do go to places that has categories for healthy foods. But you still have to be careful. Those cooks get heavy handed with the oils/butters back there in the kitchen (use to work at restaurants I know!!)

SBURDEN Posts: 6,767
5/9/14 9:10 A

once a week, sometimes less

PA_KITTY SparkPoints: (17,935)
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Posts: 1,839
5/9/14 8:53 A

too much...but have been making better choices these past few weeks emoticon

DOTTIEJANE1 SparkPoints: (175,890)
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Posts: 5,754
5/9/14 8:53 A

a couple times a month .

KKKAREN Posts: 12,332
5/9/14 8:45 A

once a month, if that!

SCHOPPEK Posts: 1,081
5/9/14 8:34 A

We eat out at least 2-3 times per week.

ERICREH Posts: 3,544
5/9/14 8:30 A

No more than once a week.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 18,922
5/9/14 7:58 A

"As you are eating healthier, do you have to eat at home more, or is it just as easy to eat out?"

No, I do not HAVE to eat at home more. Any restaurant I have been to has options that will not throw me too off track. The main issue with restaurant food, for me, is sodium content.

We eat out at least once a week, We often have dinner before an event,,, and along with symphony seasons, it is baseball and hockey seasons, so we are quite busy (and eat out more than most).

KELLEYBOO50 SparkPoints: (16,229)
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Posts: 665
5/9/14 7:58 A

not often. I only eat at restaurants if I am away from home at the clinic or something.

KITTY20 Posts: 7,572
5/9/14 7:55 A

Not that often.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,113
5/9/14 7:48 A

Personally... I think it's easier to eat at home. We're on a budget, so it's much cheaper, too. We generally eat out maybe one or two times a month.

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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5/9/14 7:39 A

As you are eating healthier, do you have to eat at home more, or is it just as easy to eat out?

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