||12-17-2011 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by oneoftwo
But what if you go to someone's house to eat or a restaurant that is not a chain?
Menus are usually posted on line. I would much rather do my figuring at home than at a public venue. It does not take too long to then know what to order and what not. If it is a gala, which I am often a planner, I ask for the menu ahead of time, and figure out the values. Passing up carbs is a good way of trimming calories. Also, knowing what I am eating ahead of time allows me to really enjoy the people I am with more.
Depends on how close the friend is to me as to how much I would explain. For me, while I was losing, that was my goal, and I acted accordingly. I either brought a dish I could enjoy, ate very light rest of day, and/or said, " No thank you." I can up with discreet but effective ways of stopping food being pushed onto me.
We entertain a lot and are often in a public social setting. If I ate everything people fixed, as a courtesy to them, I would be fat again. Not what I care to do.