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5/11/09 4:05 P

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I love the low-carb flatout wraps:

www.flatoutbread.com/

and do many things with them. If you toast them for just a bit in a toaster oven they become crispy. Then you can break them up and use them as a faux Dorito for scooping up yummy salsa! Be careful toasting tho as they scorch and burn easily and even a little scorch makes them pretty yucky tasting...lol.

While in San Diego I LOVED the Mexican food...even their FAST food had like 4-5 different salsas to choose from...me? I slathered 'em ALL on my grilled veggie burrito...yum! :-)

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5/11/09 10:32 A

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I haven't gone out to eat since January (a combination of dieting and no money, haha), so I don't know any places that have good choices, but just go with what you think is healthy for you. Only you can know if an extra slice of pizza is okay for your diet or not. I'm on a low carb diet, so I wouldn't get anything with bread or pasta, but I'd love to find a place that could make lettuce wraps- I'm in love with them! I love Mexican food in the wraps, and tuna, pretty much anything! And I'm not normally a fan of veggies; these are just fabulous, though!

Edited by: NESSALEN3 at: 5/11/2009 (10:33)
Starting Weight: 150 lbs.
Goal Weight: 130 lbs.
Current Weight: 145.0 lbs.

Goal #1: 145 lbs - Get my hair and nails done. (Done!)
Goal #2: 140 lbs. - Use my gift card to a spa that I got for Christmas!
Goal #3: 135 lbs. - Go on a mini-vacation with my fiance.
Goal #4: 130 lbs. - Go wedding dress shopping!


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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,643
5/8/09 10:37 P

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I never worry about calories, but am careful about the foods I choose, trying to pick lower carb choices and to bulk up on veggies and salad. I love salad bars! :-)

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

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ER15SS's Photo ER15SS Posts: 745
5/6/09 8:57 A

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I like everything that's bad for me and dislike the good stuff. Love Italian (I have gone to Mama Giuseppe's - good stuff), pretty much anything starchy (pasta, potatoes, bread, you get the idea). Love cheese (good in moderation, but I could eat a block of mozzarella in a sitting). I can't stand seafood (the smell revolts me) and vegetables - corn, lettuce on sandwiches, and squash is all I can handle. Believe me, I've tried other veggies recently and my taste buds have not changed.

Makes eating out and just eating healthy in general difficult.

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LADYWEZ's Photo LADYWEZ SparkPoints: (34,054)
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5/5/09 5:51 P

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I love Consol's pizza too but can't have dairy so their pizza for me isn't too bad. Ask them to go light on the cheese. They will do it anyway you want.

For me going to Consol's is bad because I love their bread.

We often get consol's pizza because it it the only pizza that I have had that still tastes good without cheese. I always just get veggies on it because all those meats they put on it are so high in salt.

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GETTO140's Photo GETTO140 SparkPoints: (113,296)
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5/5/09 1:21 P

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Cleo..I'm not familiar with Consol's pizza really...but if there is a lot of cheese on the slice, you might want to remove some of it since you may want 2 slices. If the slices are large, take that into consideration, too. I use the pizza on the nutrition tracker, but keep in mind it's for a small slice. A tossed salad with the dressing on the side might be good (I ALWAYS ask for the dressing on the side so I can put on the amount I want...which isn't much).

I can do it!!


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5/5/09 1:18 P

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ER, it depends on what type of food you like...if you area looking for local owners, my husband and I both love Russell's in Endicott...and Lampy's. If you ask for them to cook something a certain way (i.e broiled chicken), you should be able to get it. We also love Mama Guiseppa's. Have you tried Lost Dog Cafe? We like it there. You say you are picky, but in what way?

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ER15SS's Photo ER15SS Posts: 745
5/5/09 11:17 A

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Hi Everyone! I'm pretty good with the ordering healthy at the restaurant - I've found most places to be accommodating. My problem is, being new to the area, I don't know a lot of the good/healthy places. Whole in the Wall kind of scares me, I'm a really picky eater. Any suggestions?

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CLEO0512's Photo CLEO0512 Posts: 217
5/5/09 8:46 A

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We are going to Consols' tonight. I absolutely love their pizza but I am not sure how to count it because it is so thin and the pieces are small. Also, I don't want to only have pizza, maybe 1-2 pieces, but I don't what else to have? Or what else I could have. Can anybody help me out?

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5/3/09 6:21 P

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Lacey, I've had the same issue since I started. I take my best guess using the nutrition tracker. Now that we can search what others have already entered, too, I seem to be able to find something close.

Another tool I found very helpful is the website, recipezaar.com (here is the link for you).

www.recipezaar.com/

Sometimes I even find the exact item I'm looking for. The problem is that we really DON'T know what they put in their recipes so I just take my best guess.

I can do it!!


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LADYWEZ's Photo LADYWEZ SparkPoints: (34,054)
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4/30/09 6:15 P

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I know its hard. My favorite restaurant is Oaks Inn. I do a couple of things. Ask them not to bring the bread. Eat my salad with vinegar only or dressing on the side (dip your fork into the dressing). Also look for foods without cheese added. Most local places will gladly make your food your way. Look for the grilled meats.

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CLEO0512's Photo CLEO0512 Posts: 217
4/30/09 8:10 A

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This is my first week with SP. I do have a question for anyone out there. Sometimes we go out to eat and eating at a chain restaurant is easy but its the local ones, like Consol's, Tony's, Lupo's, those are the hard ones to find nutritional info on. What do some of you do? Can anyone tell me how to find the info that I need?

Lacey

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