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7/17/11 4:48 P

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I plan for eating out, since it is not everyday. Therefore the day before, the day after and even that day ; I try to stay within my calorie count. If that doesn't work ; I try to rework my eating; since this a lifestyle not a diet.

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7/16/11 5:54 P

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I also try to avoid eating out as well. But if ever a time, I choose lighter meals or I pick something from the kids menu. I never get a combo if I'm in a fast food restuarant.

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NYC_NATIVE's Photo NYC_NATIVE Posts: 2,595
7/14/11 10:52 P

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I fill up on protein & veggies, and avoid processed or loaded carbs as much as possible whenever i'm out at a restaurant. For ex., a typical meal @ Red Lobster for me is broiled fish, or lobster, salad w/oil & vinegar, and double veggies. My drink is ice water, or unsweetened iced tea. I also skip dessert, though I'll have decaf coffee with Splenda or a splash of cream. Meat/fish/chicken and healthy fats, plus the veggies, blunt hunger. That way, I don't have to be too mindful of portions (I tend to go crazy with potatoes, rice, pasta).

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7/14/11 10:45 P

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I choose items that contain mostly vegetables. I usually order an appetizer and a side salad.

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7/14/11 7:55 P

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I also try to look ahead of time to find meals that are lighter. I divide my plate in half and request a box right away so I won't eat the other half. To make myself not sneak into that box and keep eating, I also order a side salad with my meals. It actually works rather well. The only time it doesn't is when I don't get the box right away or I am too busy chatting that I want more food. I also love to eat so it can be difficult.

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7/14/11 8:08 A

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I tend to eat everything. Once in a while I can leave stuff over, but I am never full, so how to stop is not easy for me.

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7/14/11 7:55 A

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Same here. I tend to avoid eating out as well. I try and go on line to see what light item menus a place has before going out to eat. Cut and divide. Cut all of your food in half. Eat one half and see if the other half can be taken home.

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7/14/11 12:23 A

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Portion control is hard. You have to focus on reducing strictly for a few mths and then keep yourself in check..and when u go over remember that feeling of overfull and how unnatural it really is....

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7/14/11 12:22 A

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I think they're too big even for taller people. So many restaurants subscribe to the "bigger/more is better" philosophy. There are a lot of restaurants that serve portions that are 3-4 servings in size (or more).

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7/13/11 10:50 P

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I am sadly a member of the clean plate club and I know the portion sizes at restaurants are big but I sometimes wonder if it's meant for taller people. I try to avoid eating out but I struggle keeping portion sizes in check. I am a compulsive overeater and short so it's the worst of both worlds for somebody who likes to eat. I was wondering if any of you could commiserate?

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