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 When you eat out, do you...?
order what seems the most compliant without making a fuss (92 votes)
67.65%
ask for something completely compliant, not on the menu (24 votes)
17.65%
never eat out - it's just too much hassle (13 votes)
9.56%
order whatever you want, compliant or not (7 votes)
5.15%
136 Votes Total Last vote Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:12am by 22679
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RedLilac
Sunday, November 23, 2008, 4:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I had a coupon for Churrasco Brazilian Steakhouse so I took my son for lunch.  1st you flip the card green side up which means youre still eating at the salad bar plus extras like vegetables, fruit and Brazilian dishes like coconut tilapia. Then you flip the red side over so the waiters dressed as 1800s style gauchos bring skewers of meat to your table.  They have various cuts of steak plus lamb, chicken, and pork.  They keep the meat coming until you flip over the card again.  It was easy to have a compliant meal although I ate 3 times as much as I usually do for lunch.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
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Wowee, that place sounds great, RedLilac!!!! And a restaurant with rice noodles, Melissa???? Yum! and enjoy your birthday dinner, FM!!!!
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The first "The Counter" in Chicago just opened a half mile from me!
It sounds good, except I don't eat grilled food if I can help it. But if they offer turkey, I might try it.
Oprah rates it as tops, so that should help.  I've got to go in & ask questions someday.  I walked by it on Saturday(I think) & it was packed. So it must have the yuppie stamp of approval.
It's so good to eat out without having to run a lab test on your food!!
FM, when you get rich & famous, you can get your own private chef!!
Bon Appetit, everyone!! [Bon(good), not voracious like me!]


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Hi Squirrel, I wrote this a while back wasn't sure if you saw it?

Possum here: That spreadsheet sounds fantastic!! I rote one out just with 0 groups' food,(by hand; wishing I had a comp w me @ the time) while waiting for over an hour for a friend. From my (2007)GTbook, it lists "peaches" as an avoid for Explorers?? Also "plums" as an avoid for Gatherers?? So that's not same in your list?

Hey could you possibly email me a copy of that spreadsheet? I don't have excell tho so maybe it wouldn't print out??? Or is it possible to put a link in this forum??? The email address is philcombes@xtra.co.nz Thanks  
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I should just order something compliant but I get there and I don't see anything so I feel awkward and just get whatevers on the menu.  So I usually don't eat out and feel awkward about it because people ask me if I like this and that resturant and I'm like, never been there.  Kinda the story of my life, lived in a bubble of pain while everyone else explored and had a great time, but better now.  But now when those secretors come over to eat, guess what I make a big meal nonnie compliant, sorry secretors .
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Restaurant eating might be the occasional time you dip into the black dot category.

Even eating certain total avoids once in awhile wont hurt as long as you give your system enough time in-between cheats to heal itself.  Now if you get a severe reaction from an avoid, then stay away from it like the plague.  Im talking about something you barely notice unless there is a buildup of it in your system.  Also some avoids just cause annoyances, like farts and stuffed up noses.  

I am not advocating eating avoids regularly, but sometimes it is the lesser of 2 evils like starving and being the center of attention.

But, the longer you are at this, the more adept you will get at knowing what restaurant foods to indulge in and what not to.  Just try to pick the most compliant or not aggravating main dish and ask for substitutions regarding the sides.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
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after my late  working days experiences in Basel.... I prefer to have muchmore time to get the right foods, even in restaurants it isn't guaranted at all..... here....   no problems in Zrich but then.... you really have to look around where to get your healthy foods without any avoids in..... made yesterday a good A2B nonnie food with huge amounts of garlic and onions and so I felt well after the re-incorporation of my favest odors...


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I was torn between voting for "order what seems the most compliant without making a fuss" or "never eat out, it's not worth the hassle."

Besides being an O (and I strongly suspect I'm a nonnie; for now I'm following the nonnie diet), I also keep kosher. So my restaurant choices are VERY limited- all that's available localy is a pizza place and a bagel shop.   The last time I met up with an old friend at the bagel shop, I had a cup of coffee while he had a bagel (this was before I started BTD but after I'd discovered my allergies to wheat and dairy.) If I went there now, I think I'd get a green tea or a seltzer instead.

I eat out maybe twice a year, and when I do, I just do the best I can with what's already on the menu. I'm super careful to avoid even traces of wheat, but I'm not quite as picky about any other food. Wheat's the only one that makes me sick for over a month if I accidentally consume a trace, an that makes me sick even if I touch it, rather than consuming it.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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wheat is everywhere!!

I avoid any pre cooked goodies in restaurants.....


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I may have said this before, but we do well at a buffet-type place where we can pick what we want and the variety is good.  There are buffets where there's margarine in everything, and we can't go there.  But there are others where the veggies and meat are fairly plain and we can eat well.


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I'm only just now reading about the Blood Type Restaurant. Where exactly is it? Anything more on it? A friend and I used to have a kind of ongoing fantasy (like the Bloodtype Family) of a bloodtype restaurant...Any reviews by Forum members?


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We have on in Singapore called "MyType", not sure if it exists somewhere else, the owener had the idea to open it and a store after finding it hard to dine out. Wea lso have a great deal of veggie restaurantshere and what I try to do before I go is to check the menu online. Most of the times if it is good resto they can switch or leave oit certain ingredients. I think restos get used to this since more and more healthconscious people ask for it.
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Yes, I could see that it was in Asia. I'm wondering if there are any others. Did you try it, Cenedra? Is it still in operation?


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I'm glad I came across this thread before I went out to dinner tonight.  I read thru all of them & it gave me what I needed to be strict with myself tonight.  We haven't been out to eat for quite awhile & I'm trying to stick really closely to GT while I'm down in Victoria BC visiting my Mother.  It's always harder when you're not at home, but I did bring alot of my own groceries & went shopping when I got here to make sure I had what I needed in the house to eat.  Anyway, back to supper out.  I ordered the roast turkey dinner, but told the waitress I only wanted the turkey & the green beans & carrots (a black dot).  Also ordered a greens salad which came with sliced tomatoes & cucumbers ( husband ate the cucs as he seems to eat whatever he wants when we're out).  I brought my own salad dressing of extra virgin olive oil & umeboshi plum vinegar.  Phew, I made it thru without blowing it!  Now I only have to get thru the rest of the visit. (here till the 14th).
      Thanks everyone, I really found this thread encouraging.



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The Singaporean one, yes its still there, I go there onceor twice a week, also because right nowits never as crowded as all the other places here at lunch time. They do cooking classes as well, so very nice initiative. Maybe someone else has the same great idea in Canada
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What to do about vinegar-free salad dressing when eating out:  ask for olive oil and several slices of lemon.  Drizzle olive oil on your salad, then squeeze on lemon juice and sprinkle with salt.  Sometimes I've gotten strange looks when I ask for olive oil, so I ask for oil and vinegar.  They can do that.  (It's like if you ask for anything out of the ordinary, they blow a circuit.)  Then I ask for sliced lemons on the side and just hand the vinegar to my husband to use.


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Even though it might sound weird, I usally do not need any dressing with my salad
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I eat a lot of animal protein with rice when I go out it seems like.  
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Quoted from LarryC.
Hi.

We don't eat out much for the reason nobody understands how the foods will hurt you, so when we do go out we try to eat at Ruby Tuesday's, they have a bison burger, and me being a O secretor and my wife A nonnie, I order the bison burger and tell them hold the bun, sauce, and fries, bring steamed broccli with out the sauce, and the wife gettes the turkey burges the same way.

But we have found we would rather just fix our good food at home.

We are wanting to start a blood type Restruant here we have a building and a person to set up and start it we just need the money to gett the building ready and the Equitment.


well, if you start a restaurant, I am definitely coming to visit!!!!
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I try to find something compliant on the menu.
Yes, there are times I order only part of a meal
bc of non compliant sides, for ex.
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I love that gluten free is becoming more of an option here in LOS ANGELES.1



O- 45% EXPLORER started btd 5-07 now starting 5th diet change with swami and it keeps getting better!
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Eating out is like a reward or a break from everyday cooking etc...I use it to eat what I like..I don't eat out much but when I do I make sure I enjoy it and get back on track the next day..it's something to look forward to after a good weight loss etc


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Quoted from explorer7
I love that gluten free is becoming more of an option here in LOS ANGELES.1


You guys are lucky.  There is a gluten free pizza place in the university area but I'm not really feeling like pizza gluten free or otherwise much these days.  I will check it out this winter probably though.

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Eating out causes me a lot of stress, so I usually pack food in the car when we travel. Even the smallest amount of red pepper, cayenne, or corn in any form will cause me to have brain fog, and drowsiness, and has kept me off work for a day or two. So, I picked the completely compliant button. I'd love to be more flexible, but it's not possible.


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Quoted from explorer7
I love that gluten free is becoming more of an option here in LOS ANGELES.1


A lot of ready-made gluten free items still contain Type O avoids such as corn and/or potato. You may or may not be able to eat those occasionally without problems. With my health issues, I wouldn't risk it. As a teenager/young adult in overall good health, you may be able to tolerate it as long as you keep it as an occasional treat, not a dietary staple.

I've eaten out exactly twice since starting BTD, and those have both been within the past 6 months. I make the best choices I can; eat lots of meat and veggies and stay away from anything that might contain corn or wheat, but I don't worry about vinegar or "avoid" oils or spices.

I still avoid it when I can. I'm currently helping my ex- sisters in law arrange a 50th birthday party for my ex, and we've decided that I'll cook (they'll pay me back for the ingredients) rather than getting it catered. It's such a releif to me that I'll be able to enjoy that party without fear of being poisoned by the food.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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