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1/20/17 10:18 A

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Jules thank you SO much for your kind words!! I never...and i mean NEVER go anywhere. I cant afford to go out to eat. I havent been in a restaurant since long before I started keto.
I am doing this trip with a friend, and we both love to eat. The friend is pre buying the meal plans...so i'm just hoping i can find keto friendly foods and stick to it..but have already decided if for any reason i cant, i wont beat myself up, i'll just come home and start right back in. Going to do my level best to stick with it, though!

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1/19/17 9:26 P

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I don't know you personally, but everything I've seen about you on the forums indicate that you are a very sweet, kind, and pleasant person. . .so I know if you voice your concerns about what you eat, they will go up and beyond to accommodate you!

I think perhaps a lot of wait staff is burned out on people being b*ttholes about their dietary needs so when someone asks kindly and even asks for their suggestions, they are GLAD that you asked for their expertise. This is what I've experienced and no one has ever copped an attitude or turned their noses up to me when I ask. I've asked a lot because of my diabetes and I ask the same way about the no/low carb offerings.

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1/19/17 6:10 P

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thats great to hear!! i'm going on a trip in April....and have been really worried..

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1/19/17 5:07 P

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This past weekend was the first time I went out to eat. I had a visitor from out of town and so pretty much every meal was eaten out and I'm so surprised at how EASY it was! I told the wait staff my dietary concerns. If you feel like you are being too pretentious with saying you are on the keto lifestyle then saying you are diabetic works too.

I told them I couldn't eat carbs and everyone was SO accommodating. They suggested all sorts of tasty substitutions like getting grilled brussels sprouts instead of the rice it came with. They were perfectly okay with substituting my starches/carbs with veggies.

As a matter of fact, they were very helpful when it came to my alcoholic consumption too. They only had diet coke as a mixer as far as carbonated drinks so they created for me (I'm so grateful and will use this in the future!) a mix with club soda, squeezed fresh lemon and lime, and some stevia and mixed my jack daniels in that! It was so tasty and low carb!

I find that if you ask nicely, wait staff is more than happy to help you out.

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1/17/17 6:37 P

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i'm going on a trip in April. way out of my comfort zone..way scared..i do NOT like to fly and have only done so 4 times in my life. and just now i thought...HOW THE HECK AM I GOING TO STAY KETO!!!!
I'm at someone elses mercy. meal plans have been bought, as have the hotel accommodations and plane tickets. and i have NO clue what meals they are, etc (i'm totally in the dark about it all)
i may have to go off., or at least modify. i dont get vacations. havent been on one since 2009...and that was close to home and i took all the food for everyone...so i had control. i was nervous about the plane, now more nervous about the food than the plane!!

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1/17/17 2:56 P

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Great link. I love Chipotle but have avoided it, now I think I can trust myself to go there.


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1/17/17 1:28 P

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PROVERBS31JULIA,
interesting link!

So many ways of eating, and they have a road map for many of them. Not just here is what we serve.

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Thank you for sharing. We do have a Chipotle's Mexican Grill here. I will have to check out their Carnita Bowl... eat half to stay within my carbs...take the other half home. It's good to see I have an option to every meal at home.

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1/17/17 8:23 A

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wow thats great!!! thanks for posting!

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1/17/17 2:11 A

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I just posted this in KETO Clarity team, but not everyone is on both teams ...
So:

Saw an email from Chipotles Mexican Grill (I don't know if they are in Canada and other places outside USA)... but this page is so cool - it shows you want ingredients to get if you are wanting Low Carb, higher protein etc...very interactive...

www.chipotle.com/dietary-options

Wish other restaurants had websites like this! (Or maybe there are, but I don't know them yet...).



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