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Business lunch - help required!!

S: 136kg C: 69kg G: 70kg BMI: 23.9 Loss: 67kg(49.27%)
#1
Hi all,

On Wednesday the director of the company I work for and myself have been invited by a client, whom I manage his portfolio, for lunch.

So my problem is that we are going to a fish restaurant and I dont want to seem picky and rude cos I am going to have to order a green salad without any dressing or salt, fish without salt and Im dreading it!

Over here in Cyprus at a fish restaurant a big fish is usually ordered with various dips and salads. Im so scared of f*****g up directly or indirectly :confused:

Any words of advice? :confused:
 
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S: 19st13lb C: 17st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 2st11lb(13.98%)
#2
I would say, no carbs. Very small portion of protein (fish) water not booze nothing sweet....... And exercise after and get right back on it!! That's what I'd do!!! Poor you!! Good luck!!!! X
 
S: 212.8lb C: 204.0lb G: 142lb BMI: 35 Loss: 8.8lb(4.14%)
#3
I really don't see any problem here - a reasonable portion of fish will not be a diet blowout or kick you out of ketosis. Avoid carby sides like rice, potatoes, etc. As for salad, I don't think it would be strange to order dressing "on the side" and then just not use it, and as for the salt, it's probably unavoidable here but I wouldn't sweat it too much. If it does make you retain water for a day or two it'll flush right back out if you chug lots of water and it will in no way affect your overall weight loss. So go and enjoy and then just slip right back into ss afterward! :)
 
S: 13st6lb C: 13st4.5lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 32 Loss: 0st1.5lb(0.8%)
#4
I agree. As long as you avoid heavy type carbs like bread and rice and stick to the protein like fish you should be fine. Not that I'm an expert or anything!! And can't see the harm of a bit of low calorie type dressing after all you are out to lunch. And salad should be fine for one meal.
 
S: 136kg C: 69kg G: 70kg BMI: 23.9 Loss: 67kg(49.27%)
#5
Ive become paranoid, the other day I freaked out cos I drank chamomile tea lol, which according to my CDC is allowed, but just to make sure I will stick to peppermint! My boss knows Im on CD, I explained to him the way it works and he said whatever I order he will too!

Thanks guys, its always good to get feedback and support from my Minmims forum friends xx
 
S: 18st0lb C: 12st0lb G: 9st12lb Loss: 6st0lb(33.33%)
#6
Your boss sounds very supportive of you, which I think is fantastic! My boss (on my first day on CD) bought a chip shop dinner and ate it in front of me - the office smelt so good but I was so mad! LOL!

I don't think fish and salad will be a problem. Good luck hun :) x
 
S: 136kg C: 69kg G: 70kg BMI: 23.9 Loss: 67kg(49.27%)
#7
Yeah he is.. at times!!

How nice of your boss ...not! Mine is a vegetarian so he doesnt order anything too exciting thank god! The other day he brought a cheese cake that I know is delish to the office, I wanted to rub it all over his face!

Thanks xx
 
S: 19st13lb C: 17st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 2st11lb(13.98%)
#8
Your boss sounds amazing!! What a great bloke! He wants you to do well, just like all of us!

My boss has cake fridays and says he doesnt trust any one who doesnt eat cake. My whole department are pigs. I even thought this when I wasnt dieting- There is ALWAYS someone eating crap somewhere.

Let us know how you get on.....xxx
 
S: 19st13lb C: 15st13.5lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 35 Loss: 3st13.5lb(19.89%)
#9
Your boss sounds lovely, I have found it so hard to find people supportive at work! They always tell me Im starving myself, or ill put on weight, or its not healthy, not matter how often I try to explain...

Im allergic to fish so that would be my excuse! haha Maybe you can borrow it and just go for salad!?
 
S: 136kg C: 69kg G: 70kg BMI: 23.9 Loss: 67kg(49.27%)
#10
Your boss sounds amazing!! What a great bloke! He wants you to do well, just like all of us!

My boss has cake fridays and says he doesnt trust any one who doesnt eat cake. My whole department are pigs. I even thought this when I wasnt dieting- There is ALWAYS someone eating crap somewhere.

Let us know how you get on.....xxx
Cake fridays? Thats nice and helpful for you!:p
 
S: 136kg C: 69kg G: 70kg BMI: 23.9 Loss: 67kg(49.27%)
#11
Your boss sounds lovely, I have found it so hard to find people supportive at work! They always tell me Im starving myself, or ill put on weight, or its not healthy, not matter how often I try to explain...

Im allergic to fish so that would be my excuse! haha Maybe you can borrow it and just go for salad!?
Yeah that is an idea, hmmm. I love fish though, hmm at least I would be in full control:)
 
S: 19st13lb C: 17st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 2st11lb(13.98%)
#12
Yeah helpful! So helpful I fell of the wagon!! All good tho! Thank god it wasn't a cake!!!!!!!!!!!!

When is your lunch? X
 
S: 136kg C: 69kg G: 70kg BMI: 23.9 Loss: 67kg(49.27%)
#13
It was today!

It went ok, had some nice grilled sea bream and we requested a green salad.

My boss asked for the fish to have nothing on it too.

I think the salad was very lightly seasoned with a little olive oil, which isnt allowed :sigh: but I think all in all it was ok.

I had Perrier in a wine glass too so I didnt feel left out when the other 2 were drinking wine.

Oh well this is Cyprus, olive oil is available in abundance and everywhere.

I dont think and hope it wont do any damage!
 
S: 19st13lb C: 17st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 2st11lb(13.98%)
#14
I think you have done fabulously well!!! What a wonder woman! You need a cape!!!! Xx
 
S: 19st13lb C: 17st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 2st11lb(13.98%)
#16
Not if you carry on like this!!! Xx
 


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