My birthday was yesterday so my daughter has invited me out tonight. Kind of nervous as its the first time I've ben to a restaurant since my surgery. Still on limited foods - doc says no red meat. Dinners are an ounce of protein, half cup veggies and half cup carbs so I'm sure I will take home a huge doggie bag. Been online to check out the menu since I think we are going to Applebees. Think it will be the kids grilled chicken sandwich minus the bun if I'm allowed to order off the kids menu. Might use a bit of the bun for the carb. Wish me luck!PS and no birthday cake!
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My 88-year-old mom and I just went to Applebees. There was a "pick any two for $10.99" which was perfect for the two of us small eaters to share. Pick #1 for me was a 4 ounce steak w/ potatoes and Pick #2 for Mom was shrimp pasta w/ a breadstick. Yes, the portions were little but just right for us and our pocketbook.
Unless you go to a good restaurant, kids meals are often completely useless in terms of nutrition - lots of fried crap and carbs usually - besides the fact that it's completely classless to expect a restaurant to give you a special meal because YOU decided to have weight loss surgery . Can't tell you how many times people have complained on here when buffets won't give them special prices because they "don't eat a lot" - bet they weren't complaining when they were chowing down on 2 or 3 platefuls before surgery!!!!!
Order an adult meal that contains good proteins, fats and carbs and ask for a box to take the leftovers home ....
Oh, and if you do order off the child's menu, don't forget to short change your waiter/waitress too ... if you order a $4.99 kids meal instead of a $15 dollar adult one !!!!
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