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DAY #28 GET YUR MONEY'S WORTH

This seems to be a common theme in today's world. Maybe because everything is sooooo expensive! I know several people who will not eat at certain restaurants because of the pricing no matter how good the quality of food is. And I hear people suggest places to eat with the comment "You won't believe how big the portions are!".

Although I don't like to leave good, quality food on my plate (despite the waist vs. waste principle), I have never chosen the restaurants I frequent based on getting my monies worth or the volumes served.

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Day 28 - Get Your Money's Worth

Well said by Linda
I want to get healthy fuel for my body as well as appreciate good tastes.
But I also enjoy connecting with the people I’m with, and I strive to make that super important.


I don't feel obligated to eat everything at a restaurant or at home, if it is too much for one meal. I don't like wasting food though, I take it home and eat it at a later meal.



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Restaurant dining is not on our regular schedule -- DH and I don't go just with each other unless it's necessary -- ex. we're in town and it's mealtime and we have a chore to do. In that case, we go somewhere like Subway and and split a foot-long whole wheat loaded with veggies. We are definitely not big spenders. However, when we're going with a group or taking our son or company out, then we do try to find a place that has good food and is reasonably priced. I've noticed so many people really add emoticon to the bill with beverages...sodas, etc. It's always just water for me.

When I'm with a group I want to order a meal that is not too outrageously expensive calorie-wise and also has good nutrition. I try to get something that is not too messy or hard to deal with while eating so I can focus on conversation. One of our places we go is very reasonable priced and has a lot of selection. I've never been there when there wasn't a crowd. I love that while others are getting the gigantic plates of chicken fried steak, I can order the blackened fish, steamed broccoli and Caesar salad -- or simply a veggie plate.

I meet with a group of ladies once a month and we've been doing this for years. Occasionally it will happen that someone selects a restaurant that it's difficult to find something healthy, and it's way overpriced as well. I must admit that several times when this has happened, I've come up with some excuse not to attend. The last one was a place called "Buzzard Billy's" that seemed to only have breaded, fried fish, French fries, etc. and was pricey as well. I opted out because it was way across town and lots of road construction around it, too. BUT - next time I guess I could attend, order something on the less expensive end and take most of it home for DH's dinner. I'm not sure of a perfect solution for that dilemma.



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Day 28 - Get your money's worth

Mostly, my restaurant visits are with my husband, and not very often. Oh, and with some girlfriends who know what I'm up to. I have several restaurants where I feel I can stay on plan. If I can't entirely stay on plan (like at the Italian restaurant), I bring some home.

I'm planning to have breakfast with a young lady next week to hear about her semester abroad. She's not someone I would discuss weight issues with. I've given her 2 choices of places, each has a way for me to stay on plan. I will have to mentally prepare to not touch the bread basket at one of them.

A buffet would be the death of me.

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Get Your Money’s Worth
Learning!!!
Maybe it’s weight management maturity!
I am finally coming to appreciate a quality meal out of the house for more purpose than stuffing myself and getting my money’s worth.
It is southern mentality down south where I live to rate a good meal on a large portion size!
I used to be impressed by giant fried seafood platters and buffets or super-sized pasta dishes.
I won’t lie, they still look tempting but I now appreciate a small delicious plate/bowl of something really tasty.

I still lose control with overeating at restaurants but it’s because I love delicious food of all kinds...

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I have to smile with this because it was soooooo darn hard for me to get beyond what I spent for the meal! I would tell myself: You work hard for your money. Go ahead and eat. You can adjust your meals later.

The problem is I didn't 'adjust' anything and rather than 'get my money's worth' I ate enough for two meals! I'm learning. I don't have a problem these days asking for a box to take home part of my meal. I eat slower too, as well as drink my water.

This is definitely an on-going learning process. Repeating process.

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The last time I wrote about this day I was going to an “all you can eat” buffet to celebrate my brother’s birthday.
I have actually been back there twice more since then for my sisters birthdays.
Now I make my main meal from the salad bar, choose a grilled or roasted entree, add more veggies, leave off the dessert and I am fine.
emoticon I have found that eating out now isn’t the problem, it’s at home when I’ve made something I like and go for seconds!

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Thinking of my meal on Friday after travelling I was not really worried about getting my Money's Worth but as I had been travelling all day I was looking forward to a tasty and filling meal and was not disappointed.

My dh and I had a different meal, me Hunters Chicken with baked potato and him Gammon and Chips and we shared bits of each.

I enjoyed the parts of his I had, his salad and peas and loved sharing my Onion Rings with him as I am not so keen on them.

I planned to skip desert and did so , we had eaten plenty - we were full and satisfied and really pleased we had a good meal rather than having McDonalds which is rarely filling!

Recently we got a Chinese set menu as a Take Away and enjoyed it with our daughter. Good value, tasty, something I didn't' have to cook for think about cooking! emoticon

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Day 28 Money's worth
~ measure value/quality of restaurant experience ~ not food volume ~
Choose fuel ~ forget fillers - tasty food and great conversation.
We dine-out 3-4x/year, we prefer home-cooking with organic produce, grass-fed meat and wild caught fish.
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Plan - person, place and time:
Buffets or events with food: walk-by first, be selective, don't waste/waist food.
View menu online *select* then don't look at the menu again. No added salt, oil, & sauce on side. Bring take-home storage & divide right away. Enjoy dining experience & feel satisfied with choices. www.healthline.com/nutrition/20-heal
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DAY # 28 GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH - ROUND 2

I know plenty of people who pick their restaurants based on how big the portion sizes are. They usually match the size of the person who is picking them! We go out to eat a lot and so I can really relate to this lesson. I feel that my biggest dilemma right now is that with a reduced calorie range for weight loss it means I get less food to eat and so there is rarely any food left on my plate! Also, I do not like most left overs.

1. Make a list of what you want at restaurants.

- I don't see myself as a volume eater so buffets are not my "thing".
- I want quality over quantity and I want to savor every yummy bite. We usually go to high end restaurants that are more expensive. I prefer these places because the food is usually less processed, frozen, pre-packaged, prepared healthier, etc. It is fresher and more based on a farm-to-table concept.
- I want good service. It can make or break an experience IMHO.
- I prefer a comfortable atmosphere with lower lighting, comfortable seating, and some privacy.
- Sharing conversation with a small group is always more preferable for me.

2. Plan a restaurant meal and decide how much you will spend.

- We will be going to an Easter Buffet soon. We go to this buffet every year. It is full of healthy seafood and salads (along with many of the other buffet trappings).
- I plan to start with the salad section and take only those salads that I usually don't get.
- I plan to skip all of the yummy breads.
- I plan to head to the seafood section next for a fill of shrimp and other delectable
- I plan to skip the ham/roast beef/pasta section
- I plan to consider a helping of an egg dish. I love eggs and I love the feeling of something warm in my tummy after eating cold foods.
- I plan to do a "drive by" first to survey the offerings and then to do a "single round" of servings.
- I plan to skip the desert section.

3. At the restaurant , notice when you've gotten the things on your list and whether you got your money's worth.

I am not worried about getting my money's worth. This experience is all about the food quality that is way above just about every other buffet I have ever been to. I want to be diligent and mindful to my level of fullness on Easter Day and enjoy the experience. To be grateful for the abundance God has given me.




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Day 28 - Get your money’s worth



Learn to measure the value of eating out by the flavors of the food and the quality of the experience, not the food volume. Eating more doesn’t increase the value you’re getting. In fact, it can make the event less enjoyable because you become unhappy about eating too much.

Today

• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.
1. Healthy, good tasting food at reasonable prices
2. Pleasant atmosphere
3. Servers who are friendly, polite, and get the orders right
4. Enjoyable conversation around the table

• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
1. I really prefer home cooked meals over eating out. When I do eat out, it is usually because I am the guest and whoever invited me insists on paying.

• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.
1. I prefer ordering from the menu over eating from the buffet.
2. I like choosing my combination of food and how much I will have so I do not overdo and overeat from the buffet.
3. I always drink water...no soft drinks...although I am always surprised at how many choose to have soft drinks with their meal.
4. I don’t take leftover food home with me unless it is something extra special I like.
5. I’m always the one who does not order appetizers or desserts and that is different from everyone else I dine with.
6. Over the years, I’ve found what works for me and it is definitely quality over quantity.






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• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.
• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.


There is quite a lot of the same thinking on Linda Spangle's weight management guide as I have seen on the Beck Diet Solution. There are often a few things more as well. Like getting your money's worth includes not only the amount you pay for the food, but also the value of the company you are with and the service of not having to prepare the food or do the dishes. It is easy to think only about the money you pay for the food you get.


• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.

- fuel for my body
- good tasting food
- different types of food than I prepare at home - variety
- enjoyment of good company
- service included, the convenience of not preparing or washing up

• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.

- I have developed some strategies when eating out.
- I very very extremely rarely almost never eat at expensive restaurants - there I really don't think I get my money's worth, the portions are puny and not so exotically tasty that they are worth the extra cost - I eat a medium or economy priced restaurants
- I try for veggies and protein, low to no carbs, I don't put dressing on the salad and I put the sauces to the side and don't eat them.
- Sometimes I have a pasta dishes or rice bowls, I eat half and take the rest home.
- I take home the extra, and use them at future meals. Using leftovers is a way of cooking and eating for me, I usually make more than we need for one meal especially to have left overs. Some of the leftovers are tastier than the original dish, for example, 2nd day skillet crispy lasagna is better than oven 1st round lasagna.
- I really don't like wasting food and try to avoid it. At a restaurant, I ask not to be served dressings or sauces so they won't serve them in small containers and then pitch them when I don't eat them.

• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.

- I have been practicing these strategies for a few years following Beck advice. In the future, I will also take some time during the meal to savour the leisure aspect of eating out. I suppose this is less of a feature for men as they typically do not prepare the meal or wash up.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 4/10/2019 (17:12)
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I usually always bring some home from eating out, unless someone else at the table wants it. When the food is served I take stock of what I will most likely eat comfortably, then make a point to keep the "take home" portion nice and neat so it is appetizing for a later meal.

Most places now where we go do ask if you want bread. I try to avoid the all you can eat places, too, but every now and then we'll end up at an Asian Buffet. In that case I walk around all the many counters to see what they've got before serving a plate. I don't get dessert because I've noticed a lot of these all you can eat places have great quantity but not necessarily great taste or quality in many of their choices. I'll usually load up a dessert plate with whatever cut-up fresh fruit they have set out.

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Day 28 - Get Your Money's Worth

DH and I get our money's worth by splitting meals as they often serve huge portions. Other times by taking half of our separate dinners home saving me some cooking and cleaning. Another way that we do not always agree on is I believe in choosing the healthiest, vegetable-laden but still tasty meal. It's a bargain to me to pay the farmer instead of the pharmacist.

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Essentially a great lesson/reminder, to measure the value of eating out by the flavors and the experience... rather than volume. Like others have pointed out, the food volume and low cost mindset certainly contributes to, and reflects, the increasing obesity issue in the U.S. My own inclinations when eating out are to focus on foods I don't cook at home as far as both flavor and quality. Taking home leftovers, rather than over eating, is far more acceptable to me than waste - plus having a meal for the next day is a bonus!

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We don’t choose buffets very often but I have still not left one where I wasn’t stuffed!
emoticon I wrote that line the last time and tomorrow I will be given the chance to have a different ending to that statement. It’s my brother’s birthday, he chose the place, it’s an “all you can eat” buffet!! There will be nine of us so no need to focus on the food. My money’s worth will be in enjoying the company.
emoticon I already know to choose what I truly like and leave off the dessert and I’ll be fine.
emoticon I already know which sister will comment on my choices so I feel prepared...I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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Day 28 Get your money’s worth

Learn to measure the value of eating out by the flavors of the food and the quality of the experience, not the food volume. Eating more doesn’t increase the value you’re getting. In fact, it can make the event less enjoyable because you become unhappy about eating too much.

Today

• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.
I don't eat at restaurants any more. I've not found one that caters to mine and my hubby's dietary needs.
• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.

We cook at home all the time now. a healthy meal we love is salmon, steamed broccoli, kraut (homemade by my hubby) and we use real butter from grass fed cows. :) I love when we have this meal, it's delicious and so nutritious!


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Day 28 - Get Your Money's Worth

• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.

Entertainment - get out of my house
Someone else cooks and cleans
Try something new -- healthier foods -- not something I routinely cook at home
Atmosphere
Time with friends and/or Me time

• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.

Book club Tuesday night at a pizzeria. They don't make individual pizzas so will either order two pizzas to share with the whole group or order my own and ask the waitress to put two slices on a plate and box the rest up before it comes to the table. Split and appetizer 4 ways (pesto fries).

• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.

This restaurant meets all the things on my list. It has a beautiful outdoor deck; unique pizza ingredients; someone else will cook and clean; I enjoy being with these friends. As long as I eat according to my plan and skip dessert... I will get my money's worth.

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Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.

What I want at a restaurant is a pleasant change of scenery, a break from chopping veggies & kitchen chores, and delicious, nutritious veggie packed foods to fuel me.

Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
We went this morning to where we go most Sundays. I got just about everything on my list. It was a little noisy and hard on conversation. I always bring half home and enjoy it almost as much at home where it is nice and quiet, but KP chores kick back in.

• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.

Yes, I got my money's worth. I'm usually more disciplined about my eating when I am out than I am at home especially in the evenings. When out, I plan better, slow down and savor more.



Edited by: GOCALGAL at: 7/15/2018 (19:57)
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Day 28 getting your moneys worth
Ate out today after church with friends. Wanted salmon so pulled up three separate menus to check price and oz. choose a lunch portion restaurant
No salad or starch but side of broccoli

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At this time in my life I am lucky enough to spend time in restaurants with my girl friends.
They now are usually ok with not commenting on what I choose and I don’t usually comment on theirs.
emoticon We don’t choose buffets very often but I have still not left one where I wasn’t stuffed! My solution is to avoid them altogether.



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Day # 28 Get Your Money's Worth

Linda gives the example of a person who has grown up eating huge portions and can't stop. I think this is a trend in this country. I think Gill mentioned the obesity epidemic we face here.

Last w/e I mentioned that DH and I did some people watching during our lunch at a restaurant with an outside eating area. Even he commented on how fat so many people were and since he is not very health conscious if he notices it must be very obvious.

I can't tell you the number of times I have heard comments like this from people (usually men) - "You won't believe how big the portions are and for the right price too (cheap)!" Look at the people eating at a buffet setting, just like in today's lesson, it is obvious that "no restaurant buffet has ever made money off of me". I have even been known to say "Oh, I loved that restaurant, but I could never take my DH there because he would still be starving when we left the portions are so small".

Yup, many people equate quantity to quality, looking for the "best buy", or getting their money's worth! I can't say this describes me. I am not even a person who enjoys the Sale Table at retail stores! I much prefer good quality food for just that and I am wiling to pay for that quality too. That doesn't mean I don't overeat at restaurants. I don't do well at leaving food on my plate to be thrown away especially if there are just a few bites left, but that is a different lesson emoticon

I lave lunch this week with one gf and dinner another day with a different gf. I will practice eating only until my body feels fueled!

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• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.


1. Enjoy local flavors and local favorites
2. Fuel my body
3. Enjoy time with someone special ( my Sister or boyfriend)

• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.

I am going to contact my Sister today and schedule something for next Sunday. I haven't seen her since we returned from Tennessee, far overdue!

• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.


I will be traveling to her side of town, about 34 miles away so I will let her pick the restaurant in advance, then I will look up their menu online and decide in advance what I will order

As for my moneys worth, time with my Sister is priceless.




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Day 28 Get your money’s worth July 15 2018
Learn to measure the value of eating out by the flavors of the food and the quality of the experience, not the food volume. Eating more doesn’t increase the value you’re getting. In fact, it can make the event less enjoyable because you become unhappy about eating too much.
Today
• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.
Order first
look up menus and know what you are going to eat
If cant find it to journal dont eat it
• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
I dont order by the money I order what I want to put into my body so it can be journaled and healthy
• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth. the money other than the less I spend the better I dont eat by money worth I eat by what I enjoy, what I want to try and what I want know I what to record that is healthy-usually except yesterday it was my birthday so I ordered differently. but brought leftovers home ate at lunch

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I am going to have lunch at a cafe with a friend next Wednesday, so I can actually do this lesson today!

The purpose of the lunch is to be with my friend - it's kind of a 'treat' because we don't usually go to a restaurant. However, for me, my fuel needs are just 'lunch'. My friend tends to try to encourage me to eat desserts and cakes and gets excited about food - I'm not going to get drawn in - not even to please her!

I've taken a look at the standard menu (that will exclude me from the blackboard 'specials' on the day - even if I like the look of them when I get there!).

I have calculated how much it will cost me.

Sandwich - hummus, tomato, rocket, red onion, with salad garnish
Apple juice to drink with it
Expresso to end the meal

I know that the sandwiches are big doorsteps, so I have given myself the option of taking the top off the sandwich and eating just one slice of the bread.

I also know that the coffee comes with a small shortbread biscuit on the side. I will leave it there. I am not eating sugar at this meal - it's not what I'm paying for!

I'm paying for a lovely lunch experience with my friend. Good local food in a cute cafe near the harbour, after a refreshing walk. Afterwards, we can amble slowly back along the sea-front promenade. I will feel full after my lunch - I will eat all of it if I need to. I am paying for someone else to do the preparation and washing-up too! I am paying for the time as well - I'm buying some 'me' time.

I know roughly how much this will cost me, and £11 should cover it comfortably.

This is 1/3 of my week's grocery costs, so I will savour it and enjoy the whole experience, and being with my friend.

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100 More DWL , Day 28 Get your money’s worth

Learn to measure the value of eating out by the flavors of the food and the quality of the experience, not the food volume. Eating more doesn’t increase the value you’re getting. In fact, it can make the event less enjoyable because you become unhappy about eating too much.

Today

• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.
• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.

I'll have to come back to do this exercise since we don't eat out very often. When we do dine out I look for the restaurant's online menu to make an advance plan. Having a clear idea of what I want before I arrive makes my life much simpler.

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When all else fails, persistence prevails.

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Day 28 Get your money’s worth

Learn to measure the value of eating out by the flavors of the food and the quality of the experience, not the food volume. Eating more doesn’t increase the value you’re getting. In fact, it can make the event less enjoyable because you become unhappy about eating too much.

Today

• Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation.
• Plan a restaurant meal for sometime soon and decide how much you will spend.
• At the restaurant, notice when you’ve gotten the things on your list, then stop eating at that point. Record whether you got your money’s worth.

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