South Beach Diet - Torture working in a restaurant! Any tips?

09-19-2011, 01:08 PM
So first day on beach And boom I have to do a catering party! Nice breads, pasta Ans potatoes! I'm chewing gum like crazy. We have pasta fagoli soup, can I eat for the beans and skip the pasta or not a good idea?

09-19-2011, 01:13 PM
I would skip. I am a restaurant general manager and it takes a heck of a lot of planning and willpower, but the longer you stay strong and don't dive into the things that are in the "grey" area, the easier it becomes.

Good luck!

09-19-2011, 01:38 PM
I'd agree, and say skip.

09-19-2011, 01:54 PM
Skip the gum and have a big ice cold bottle of water for cravings.

Gum is a good helper for stomach bloat, since you suck in alot of air while chewing gum. It's also alot of empty stuff you do't need. Water will be a much better help. Will fill you up and make you feel full, will help reduce those cravings. If you feel like you are hungry, take a big ol drink of water and wait about 20 minutes. if you still feel hungry have something to eat.

09-19-2011, 01:56 PM
Skip. When I am working with food, I chew gum and wear surgical gloves. If I have not been the one to cook the food, I imagine it came from one of the most unsanitary kitchens I know. I also try to have something on plan before I work - even a glass of milk helps.

Shannon in ATL
09-19-2011, 01:56 PM
I work in a restaurant, too. I have to pack food and snacks in a lot of days or I go off the rails.

09-19-2011, 02:01 PM
Thanks everyone. Water is definetly been my friend! And cucumbers!!