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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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SquarePeg
Monday, April 7, 2008, 5:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ate out again at a pizza joint.  I ordered a hamburger patty and salad greens w/o dressing.  Since their marinara is awesome, I ordered that as a topping for the burger.

I could've been 100% compliant, but there were black olives on the salad, and I wanted to clean the plate.  And my dining partners ordered eggplant fries, which I helped them eat.  Then I helped finish the pizza that was left over in the plates, but I ate only the topping.

Like I wrote earlier, if I can avoid wheat and stay low GI, I feel I've gotten a good meal.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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i had steak and vegetables (brocolli , cauliflower and carrots) at my friends bday today. i felt i did very well
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Quoted from TJ
Oh, Thai food!  I've only had it once, but it was soooo good!  But everything was made with coconut milk...


That's odd...not all Thai dishes have coconut milk. Their range is pretty staggering actually. Hope you have better choices the next time.


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Quoted from accidental_chef
That's odd...not all Thai dishes have coconut milk. Their range is pretty staggering actually. Hope you have better choices the next time.


Correction: everything I ate had coconut milk in it, even the salad dressing.  Fat chance of there being a next time, with me on BTD now, unless I get a very patient server who speaks English very well to carefully explain what's in each potential meal.
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I did a search for this thread because I had the urge to cheat so I tried to find a compliant cheating restaurant.  Chipotle it was...I am sure a few of the spices weren't compliant but I had beans, lettuce and rice.  I still felt like I was cheating, probably because I didn't cook it.

As I read this thread I giggled.  My husband and I have talked NUMEROUS times about opening a little BTD cafe...our running joke is when someone enters you ask their blood type in order to give them the proper menu.  The funniest thought we had was if they didn't know their type we could supply a test kit, give them all the menus and tell them to take the test home and come back another time.  As far as opening a restaurant goes I know my husband can cook, I waitressed for MANY years, my kids are old enough to buss tables.  Our only setback is the money.  I mentioned opening the rest. to a friend (who is trying to start the diet) and she immediatly had a negative opinion.  UGGGHHH!   The naysayers, don't worry I set her straight.

In time we will have a BTD cafe in the US.  For now, we will pick and choose.  I am thankful to have found 2 almost compliant rest.

On another note, I am officiating my friends wedding and she knew about my diet so she asked her organic caterer to make us a special dish.  They are making us 4 dishes to our specs so we aren't hungry.  How cool is that?


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You're a smart lady!!!


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"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Phillipians 4:8
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just prick them upon arrival!!
before they are seated.......
pricking is 'on the house', so to speak!

don t send them home without a meal in their stomach!

have a neutral menu available for those who don t know their BT. or
don t want to be pricked, 'ad situm'.......or just simply don t care!


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Turkey, Quinoa, broccoli and some peach pie.  There's plenty of neutrals for everyone!!!!!  Northern Beans with some parsley.


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"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Phillipians 4:8
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I agree Lola and had the same thought but my hubbie brought up a good point. The health dept. Wouldn't appreciate the blood in the rest. Maybe we can send them to the car.

Please excuse typos, I am on my phone and I can't really see what I am typing. Good night!


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you mean send the health dep to the car??  


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Quoted from JJR
Turkey, Quinoa, broccoli and some peach pie.  There's plenty of neutrals for everyone!!!!!  Northern Beans with some parsley.

Exactly so! When I got back from this BTD restaurant I spent the next day putting every item for every type into my spreadsheet as well as A and O. (Yes I have way too much time on my hands! ) But this is what I found:

There are 9 items which are beneficial for all 8 types. These could make up the basis of a good all-round meal, whoever was there:
beet greens, collards, broccoli, kale
cod
olive oil
walnuts
plums
green tea

There are 200 other items which are not avoids for anyone! 200! OK some of the ingredients might be costly, but that's plenty of choice for a nice variety of cross-type dishes with no avoids at all to worry about.

I felt like marching back to the restaurant with my lists and demanding an audience with the chef!


Note to self: I am me, and also an O-nonnie - I'm allowed not to fit the mould.
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Before becoming ER compliant again on 3/22/08, I was eating in a Chinese Buffet place once weekly and getting rice noodles and other foods. Now that I'm ER compliant I haven't been back there since. I was kind of living to eat when I went there and sometimes eating too much.

I could probably choose ER compliant foods in there but I haven't tried it yet. There'd be bound to be avoids in it, as they often use corn starch, soy sauce, etc.

I've found that our local Kroger's Supermarket is a good source for organic spinach, chard, and other foods. Around June we're getting an Earth Fare Health Foods Supermarket in my city, so it's going to get easier for me to get good organic ER compliant foods.  
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you mean send the health dep to the car??  

Well I might send them to the car but I really meant the customer...



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33% Nomad, calories calories!!!!!!
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"Just give them an offer they can't refuse"

We'll you are Italian, right?


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When I got back I spent the next day putting every item for every type into my spreadsheet as well as A and O. (Yes I have way too much time on my hands! ) But this is what I found:

There are 9 items which are beneficial for all 8 types. These could make up the basis of a good all-round meal, whoever was there:
beet greens; collards; broccoli; kale; cod; olive oil; walnuts; plums; green tea....

There are 200 other items which are not avoids for anyone! 200! OK some of the ingredients might be costly, but that's plenty of choice for a nice variety of cross-type dishes with no avoids at all to worry about.

Hi Squirrel, Possum here: That spreadsheet sounds fantastic!! I just wrote 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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Carissa, natal plum is a SF for gatherers...
while plum is a toxin
prune is a black dot....according to the book.

so that would make it 8 items.....


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I order whatever I feel like...
I know..
and I sometimes I pay for it the next day - usually only if its had gluten in it.


Eat your heart out


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We eat out so seldom that it is usually no big deal. Mostly to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. We love steak houses and I can always get a steak with grilled veggies... yum. Just keep the bread off my table and I am happy!


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I travel for business, so I eat out lots.  I just look for the most compliant things on the menu.   I ask for rice instead of potatoes, sometimes I get it, sometimes I dont.  I order a salad vs. soup.  I can just put olive oil on it, but sometimes I cheat with vinegar.  At home I use rice vinegar.   I pick out non-compliant items from my salad or veggie dish.  I just hope the meat or fish doesnt have too many herbs or oil avoids, but that doesnt bother me because I dont feel any immediate notable effects.    


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OMG last night I had to eat out before a gallery opening....no time to go home first...but did I ever luck out? I was tentative about checking out this new hamburger joint called The Counter....but it was worth it!!!   They had a menu that you check off items you want on your burger, which was free range angus beef, or turkey (would have been a better choice, but I went for the beef) in a bowl (no bread) on tope of chopped lettuce with about 6 ing. of your choice on it!
Mine was: burger with feta cheese on top, lettuces, tomatoes, red onions, scallions, roasted red peppers, and russian dressing (probably less than compliant)!!! But what a winner of a meal!!! I was so happy. It was not cheap but I don;t care!!! ten bucks. Loved it!!!!!
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I ate out for the first time in a month last night, and had some black dots, then paid for it more than I expected to.  My body wasn't ready for that.  

I guess I'll be a good girl on Thanksgiving...


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I understand eating out is a pain. Melissa for us in UT we have Rodizio Grill in trolley square bring you concealed carry though, PF Changs is good, Maddox steak house in perry, ruby river, Texas roadhouse. I am all for steak houses, bu the very best dinner I have had since my radical changes in diet was about April around our 17th anniversary-He cooked steaks, sweet potatoes, Green beans, and salad.
My husband can cook and his pies are to dies for and he makes me special ones so I can ejoy too or I just get the filling, yummm.
I am also developing my talents, though I must further modify for the one allergic to egggs, milk, whey and garlic. We are getting there slowly developing the kids cooking talents too and their food awareness. It is s learning process.


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I like steakhouses too....PFChang's is delicious but I would not trust the ingredients...the meat seems to have some flour before cooking and the sauces are suspect too...doesn't work well for dh and me.  
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I miss Rodizio grill, there used to be one in Orem.  My husband isn't big on steak houses (though he isn't big on restaurant food in general) but I have heard good things about Maddox.  Next time I'm up that way we'll try it.

We like Biaggi's, but now that tomatoes are out for me I wouldn't know what to get on the rice noodles...so I'd probably just get a steak there as well.  I'm starting to like red meat again, I was tired of it for a while, but my little O and I need more protein and iron.


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We are eating out tonight because of my birthday at a Crab Cake House on the Bay in a little town on the Island called Coupeville.  It's got, you know, those old hundred year old houses, Victorian style.

I have no idea of the menu, but at least crab is a neutral for us!  

The hardest thing for me is when we go on the road to do shows and I have to be compliant when I don't feel like being compliant, since I'm exhausted from the trip and the performance, blah, blah.. and I certainly don't feel like cooking let along 'thinking!'
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