Getting low carb food at Panera is like asking a prostitute for marriage counseling.
They are the problem. All they are trying to do is lure people back. Low carb requires no help. You can do this at home, cheap, and quick. You know there is nothing at a fast food place that is good for you. Yes, you can lettuce wrap a burger, but they taste better at home.
I am always amazed at the people trying to do low carb with a twist. They have some sweetener, or shake, or bar, or low carb noodle/bread that is going to make it more palateable to do low carb. Personally this is fine, if you think it will work into your plan. Panera meanwhile just wants the low carb people to come back. So they make a " hidden menu ". People will go back, and fail on " low carb ", and then say it doesn't work.
I would wait until they had a " real " menu, and that was the only thing they served. I won't frequent a place that is peddling death, just because the have a fake " low carb " menu on the side.
Subway does this too. Just add the toppings to a salad. Of course, since you are at a restaurant, you will use their dressing, which is loaded with sugar. There is always something that will ruin your diet if you let someone else make your food. Everyone would be better off, if they just ate at home.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 181.0