Restaurant Portions

by Tanisha
(Never you mind)

They are like out of control! It feels like all the restaurants I go to are competing to see how fat they can make me!


It is NOT fair.

I know, We shouldn't eat out as much. But eating at home all the time wouldn't be fair to my husband and kids, who love it and don't struggle with their weight.

(And we're not rich. Most of the time, "eating out" means fast food. But those places are competing to make me fat too! Those "dollar menus" are all about how much you can eat how cheaply. My God, Wendy's is advertising 50 cent burgers. How am I supposed to convince my husband eating at home is cheaper???)

What am I supposed to do besides sit there and WATCH them all eat?

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Sep 03, 2015
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nice work NEW
by: james

it's so simple that you cooked at home with proper taste and then there fragrance make your husband's attraction. it helps you for not to eat out side means fast food, you are true fast food is heavy and make people fat. electrical rubber matting

Sep 03, 2015
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nice NEW
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Mar 11, 2009
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WLS Menu
by: Suzette

Peg,
I love the idea...a WLS menu! That WOULD be awesome and certainly make things easier. Maybe one day....

But until then...
...it's up to each one of us to take our health and weight into our own hands and make good decisions MOST of the time.

Mar 11, 2009
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Restaurants
by: Peg

I did send a request to Pub 99 and explained about the lap band surgery and they answered me that all you need to do is ask to speak to the manager and they will let you order off the kids menu, altho from what I've seen, there doesn't
seem to be anything we should really be eating on there. Wouldn't it be awesome if they had a WLS menu??

Feb 08, 2008
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Evil Restaurants
by: Suzette Kroll Barancik, RD

Tanisha, I think you're absolutely right: restaurants are out to make us fat. But do you know who I think is to blame?

Us.

I'm sure restaurants would love nothing more to give us tiny portions and charge us a ton for them. But if they did, they know that most of us would just go to the restaurant next door.

Too many people feel cheated by reasonable-sized portions. We think of "value" as meaning a lot of food for a little money."

At the fast food joints, the "meal deals" are designed to make sure we order fries and a sugary soft drink with our burger; it's how we get "value." Next time just order the burger! When the order-taker asks you if you want the "meal deal," remember that what she's really saying is, "Would you like an extra 600 calories with that?"

That's why I think the a la carte "value/dollar" menus can actually be helpful. You can order a little dollar burger, you can ask for water, and if you really need the fries you can get the dollar size.

Voila! You've spent two bucks instead of five, and you've also only consumed a fraction of the calories you otherwise would have!

Until we start thinking of food quality - instead of quantity - as providing "value," I'm afraid you're going to keep having the same problem in restaurants.

Until that day happens, I hope you'll check out my Fast Food Survival Pages and my Healthy Dining Out Guide for tips!

Feb 08, 2008
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smaller prices bigger issues
by: Linda

Tanisha:

You and I know gaining weight means bigger clothes. It just takes so much out of you when you are large. My bladder was so crowded when I was 105 pounds heavier. My knees are shot. My blood pressure was high and rising. My blood sugar was pre-diabetic range. And all because I stopped too many times to eat at McDonald's or Wendy's.

I count it as a blessing that I do not frequent those establishments any more!

Linda

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