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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hey all, need your help, so night out with the girls, birthday celebration, business dinner at a restaurant etc, what do you do, how do you avoid consuming way too many calories. What motivates you to stick to your plan, or what meal items work best for you besides a salad?
Blew my day yesterday as ended up doing a girls night out, and ate junk and drank way too many calories, doing more in one sitting than I should be eating in an entire day just sitting around having fun.
Need some pointers, because i am always out and on the road.

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TONBEN 4/30/2012 3:41PM

    thanks for all the comments, leaving for a 6 day business trip on Wednesday, hotel rooms and restaurants, lets see how it goes! emoticon

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BUTTERFLYMOMMA2 4/29/2012 8:26PM

    ok so, I look for chicken either with a tomato base sauce and veggies. If all else fails just eat grilled chicken with veggies or spinach. Most resturants let you make your own plate you just have to ask. As for drinks, I don't do it. Go for diet coke/pepsi, water, or ice tea with no sugar to help quench the thirst. You just have to stay strong and eat what you know is right and won't make you feel bad the next morning. Good Luck.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/29/2012 12:58PM

    Last night, at a restaurant, I found absolutely NOTHING that fit my plan! So, I asked for a "fruit cup" - they offered me a fruit PLATE - and I said no - all I want is a fruit CUP. It came, heaped with canteloupe and honeydew melon - then I nibbled 2 oz of grilled chicken from my husband's plate (his portion was way too big, of course!) This morning, I had a three-egg white omelet full of veggies, jalapenos, and prepared in cooking spray (NO butter) some more canteloupe and honeydew, and the equivalent of two french fries in tiny pieces of hashed browns. Way within my limits. You just have to ASK for what you want - be very specific - and don't eat anything that doesn't fit YOUR plan. Nothing. No matter where you are and who else is with you. Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

Oh, and be sure to log everything. emoticon

May God bless your success on this journey we all share.

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CJACK66 4/29/2012 12:45PM

    This is always a toughie. Usually I will go online prior to the event and check out the restaurant's menu and nutritionals (if available) so that I know exactly what I'm ordering before I get there. I also have the added issue of being a vegetarian and find that it's wise to plan ahead. If I see by the online menu that the choices will be slim at best, I'll eat a fat-free Greek yogurt right befor I leave. It fills me up just enough so that I don't make rash decisions and bad choices.

Personally, I usually order from the side dishes or a la carte. They're smaller, you get a range of flavors and they're usually not as calorie-dense as the entrees. When in doubt, I avoid buns, cheese and anything in a cream-based sauce. And I ALWAYS log everything into my tracker so I can see if I went over and where cuts can be made next time.

Good luck! It's tough at first, but after a while it will become second-nature to you.

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