I’m starting this topic to hopefully support us when we have to eat out, I’m thinking more for quick lunches rather than fine dining…thought it might be useful if we share suggestions when we grab something from M&S, Pret, Boots….etc. It’s not been a challenge yet (on holiday) but it may hit next week. I try & always do packed lunches but sometimes that unravels by Friday.
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I had Pizza Express leggera superfood salad with chicken , when I went out last week,
It was yummy and myfitness pal puts it as 385 calories
I’ve forgotten to take lunch a couple of times but managed to get boiled eggs and spinach from Pret and hummus and carrot sticks are always available in M and S or any supermarket
i need to know how to watt out for fine dining too.. my husband and i like to go to nice restaurants..or did…now I’m too scared to..or don’t look forward to eating out any more and its hard to just give-up on socialising. Any tips?
I guess it depends how often you go out to nice restaurants.
If it’s only once every few weeks… then I would say, try your best to pick the thing that you think is the healthiest… but don’t worry too much. It’s a rare night out… enjoy it!
My first post by the way. I’m one week in to the diet.
Welcome to the forums denton.
Hi Wpepsi63, when eating out meat/fish/chicken and salad. You’ll be surprised how helpful restaurants can be. Sparkling water to drink. If an entree is necessary see if there’s a soup available. Good luck.
Just because a number of courses are available, we don’t have to eat them all.
It used to be desserts I looked at first, fitting the rest of the meal round them. Now I’ve learned to ignore dessert completely.
If you don’t want a course, don’t eat it. Make the best choice from what’s available. Most restaurants are used to catering for various dietary requirements today and can substitute veg or salad for potatoes etc.
It’s quite possible to sit with a glass of sparkling water while others eat. And still sociable.
I’ve eaten out at various hotels & restaurants, as well as friends’ houses and eat what I can from what is available. It is possible to eat out while on the BSD – just be careful 😃