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RobinM



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject: Restaurant Meals Reply with quote

I'm struggling with how to handle restaurant meals. Appetizers, bread, big meal... what counts as a plate and no seconds?
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Lady Brachiosaur



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go literal. Order a main course and count that as the single plate. No bread, no appetisers, no dessert unless it's an occasion meal like a birthday. Restaurant portions are already so huge that one plate is enough
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Bluebell



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Eating out can be tricky on N days, but you really do have to just have a main course. I usually have a coffee if others are having a dessert. Try and ignore the bread, appetisers etc and just focus on ordering something really delicious for your main, and really enjoy every mouthful.
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MaggieMae



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Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the restaurant has really great bread, or chips and salsa at a Mexican place, I enjoy them but I never eat all my food on my plate. I almost always leave with a doggy bag to have for lunch the next day.
I never order appetizers or dessert just because I know it will make me feel uncomfortably full.
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Merry



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How often? Once every month or two, it probably doesn't matter a whole lot.

If it's weekly or every other week, I'd be a lot more strict.
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osoniye



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to coordinate restaurant meals with S days or NWS days.
I like to enjoy those extra things as a special treat when I can.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've pretty much trained myself to wait until the entree to eat. I don't order appetizers, but there are often ones to share, so I put what I want from them on my plate when it comes before I start eating. I save salad, too. I sip my drink while others eat and really relish those first few bites of my meal! I will sometimes ask for a leftovers container right away and put enough food in that so that what's left on the plate is about what I know is enough. Then I relax and eat what's there. I'm usually the last person to finish eating. And I'm almost always too full to really enjoy an expensive dessert, though I might share one on an S day.
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