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PATHFINDER52 Posts: 752
7/6/12 5:14 P


You made a great choice!
Celebrate and don't get discouraged!


MISSLISA1973 Posts: 2,665
7/3/12 11:39 P

Thank you. I went with the tuna burger. It was more delicious than I could have imagined! I ate 3/4 of it and my husband finished off the rest. Now if only I could get him to make better choices than a steady diet of fried chicken... {sigh}

CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,940
7/3/12 4:06 P

If you get the burger, you can track it as a similar burger from the Red Robin chain. Red Robin's nutritional info is readily available. You could eat half the burger and take the other half home as leftovers. emoticon emoticon

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7/3/12 3:58 P

I would say start with the portion sizes. You know that most restaurants serve plates that could easily feed 2-3 people. So, instead of cleaning your plate, eat half and take half home to enjoy later. You could also ask a friend or hubby to split a plate with you. I've done that with friends too. That's one way to save on calories.

Avoid the fried stuff since we know that fried foods are high in saturated fat. opt for grilled, baked, steamed or poached options. Of course, there is nothing wrong with having a burger, BUT if the menu says it's a 16oz burger, then you know that's way too much food. A typical burger serving should be around 3-4 oz. the bigger the burger, the higher the calorie count.

Try the ARUGULA LOBSTER SALAD, that has a light vinegrette and should be lowish in calorie. forget the caesar, too high in calorie.

The AHI TUNA burger is probably the burger with the lowest calories. Do you like tuna steaks ? I do like a nice tuna steak. the rest of the burger selections look really yummy, but I can tell you each of those plates is easily 1,000 per plate. The AHI TUNA burger is probably around 700-800 for the plate.

grilled fish is a lot lower in calorie than turkey burger or beef. a person has to be careful with turkey burgers because you're not exactly sure how much fat they used in the patty. Lean turkey IS low calorie. Ask the chef if the ground turkey is all breast meat or a mix. if they don't know what's in the ground turkey, avoid it. Go for an ANGUS beef burger instead. ANGUS beef is a good cut of meat.

Mostly, just try to be mindful of your portion sizes. Indulge, but don't over indulge too much.

Enjoy !

MISSLISA1973 Posts: 2,665
7/3/12 3:41 P

I am going out for a social event tonight at a burger bar but the restaurant does not offer nutrition information! How am I supposed to know what to get or how to track what I eat?

The menu is available at
. I know to stay away from the yummy cheesy stuff emoticon , but the turkey burger doesn't sound too good and the veggie burger doesn't seem to be calling my name today. Plus I have heard that sometimes turkey burgers are higher in calories than regular burgers! I am thinking about the mahi mahi sandwich (minus the tartar sauce), but a burger really sounds pretty good. Thoughts?


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