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Big birthday treat.


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In ten days I am having one of those birthdays that end in an 0. My nephew is a chef in a Hilton and has booked me in for a slap up meal in his restaurant. Normally I would be absolutely overjoyed but now I am a bit confused because of the low carb issue.
Any advice please?
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you lucky girl ........choices are

go and eat what you are given and get straight back on the next day


eat low carb ( can your nephew do a low carb meal ).... wouldn't want to go to the hilton and choose a cheese omelette !!

happy burpday xx


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When we go on a cruise I always pick the least carby choice. I can leave the potatoes. I have had a big juicy steak with a side salad (even had cheese grated on it & a lovely dressing). I always have the cheese board, but ask for no crackers, just walnuts & celery.
Mustdoit's idea is a good one if you love you spuds & puddings. Have a lovely birthday & meal :D


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I would go and enjoy - a 1 meal planned carbfest is manageable if you are willing for a STS plus strict induction before and after. If the legal choices look good choose them; if you cant resist something then dont but try to just have a little portion. Straight back on the wagon and tons of water the next day.

Enjoy :)


Never give up
Eating out isn't terribly hard on Atkins Leanne - you just have to get the head around not having the potatoes/pasta/rice that invariably comes with a meal in a restaurant. In fact the nicer the restaurant, the more Atkins-friendly it usually is!

I usually go for steak, fried mushrooms, green veg or a big salad, and always the cheeseboard for dessert. There are nearly always starters you can have too - pate, garlic mushrooms (not breaded though!), egg mayonnaise, duck leg confit, cold meats, etc etc.

Hope it's really special - what a nice thing for your nephew to do! Is he going to cook for you himself? :)


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For a birthday with an 0 (i have one in July) I would take a day off the diet. And I'm not someone who advocates taking days off. Usually i feel like I can wait and do something when I'm at goal, but you only get an 0 birthday once a decade.

Take a day off, go crazy if you want to, just don't let it become a week off. Have your meals for the day after already in the fridge and hand out any cake or treats among your friends on the day. I've fallen off diets totally before through coming off on my birthday, but it -is- manageable.

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