can anyone tell me how they handle going out for dinner or visiting friends and still sticking to the diet ..
thankyou once again .
There have been many discussions of this if you do a search . . . basically, I do one or more of the following:
(1) I try to make sure we go someplace that I know has good choices for me. Fortunately, I don't generally hang out w/ people who like tacky chain restaurants, so usually I can influence them to go to a sushi place or someplace that I know has a salad bar.
(2) If that's not possible, I eat well before I go. Arriving full and happy means that I'll be satisfied with a tiny side salad w/ no dressing if that's all they have.
(3) If it's a meal at someone's house I bring a dish--something everyone can have but I make sure I get a big helping of it first, LOL, since there may well be nothing else I can eat!
(4) Mostly, though, I just go to the meal with the attitude that I'm there to spend time with friends, NOT to eat--the eating should be secondary to the social time. If anyone makes the usual, "Oh, I feel so badly that you're just eating _________," I say, "I'm here to spend time with YOU, not to eat. I'm perfectly happy!"