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Old 01-05-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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and home cooked is not an option, will be restaurant/pub food any suggestions? Most of the restaurants I've seen listed on here are American/never heard of before. HELP!
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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So where are you headed?

The problem, as always, is not just calories and fat, but SALT with processed restaurant foods... Salads, chicken, lean beef and pork.. It can be done.. Just try not to have many beef meals close together. And substitute veggies for fries or baked potato when you can. Eggs for breakfast along with NF yogurt, fruit.. Stuff like that..

Do you have an option to bring some veggies and fruits for snacks? Is there a fridge in your room (assuming you'll be in a hotel)? Some hotels will loan you a fridge or rent it to you... I sometimes can get one free of charge by telling them I have special dietary requirements (which is true) that force me to need it. carrot and celery sticks, along with grape or cherry tomatoes are easy to transport...
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
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I'm flying 5+ hours to Winnipeg for computer training through work. Bringing stuff is not an option and once I'm there food is provided during the day and so I'm not sure what will be available.
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Well, before they start brining out the food, ask about vegetarian options or if they can accomodate your dietary needs.. Most places are pretty accomodating.. Then again, it IS Canada - land of back bacon and beer..
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don't forget poutine too LOL
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #6
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I just found out (less than 24 hours before I leave) everything is buffet style during the conference so I should do OK on those days, BUT I will still have 2 1/2 days on my own at restaurants/pubs/fast food.
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Good luck with the buffet style stuff.. I know it's really HARD for me to resist overdoing it sometimes...
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I'll make sure to take my Chromiun, Hoodia and lots of bars to try and not over do it but ya buffet is bad "I'll just take a little of this, and this, and this and this.......and,,,,,,,,, this"
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Oh, the Buffet... So many memories we had together, I would say about 25 lbs worth... Those were the days... lol

Good Luck, if worse comes to worse just remember to keep your portions under control!
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Oh, the Buffet... So many memories we had together, I would say about 25 lbs worth... Those were the days... lol

Good Luck, if worse comes to worse just remember to keep your portions under control!
Kimberly......I always enjoy your stories and comments about your love affair with food . You say what so many of us feel, but don't realize..........
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Naomi, I always just fill up my plate with a whole lot of salad greens (often they are first in the buffet line) and as long as it is not already dripping in dressing it leaves little room for too many of those a little of this and that.

I don't know the restaurants in Winnepeg.

When I went to something similiar, I brought some bars and some fruit, since fruit seems to be the hardest thing to get in a restaurant or buffet. Sometimes they will have a small amount for breakfast, but not any other time. It is not ideal, but packing a bit of dried fruit, such as apricots or some of those really great dried tart cherries, can help you get your servings in for the day. Or oranges can pack kind of well, since they don't bruise as much, but they are kind of bulky. Since if you are not eating the fruit, the bad choices will be more irrestitable than ever.
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My BF and I go out to dinner every weekend. I've turned in to a royal PITA when ordering but it's worked. We are going on a cruise in a couple of months and I want to look good in a swimsuit.
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