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night out at the curry house

S: 12st2lb C: 11st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.5 Loss: 0st5lb(2.94%)
#1
Morning everyone, well I survived a friday night wine free - the first I think since I was pregnant in 2007! However tonight is my firends birthday and loads of us are going for a curry. I'm on a PP day and think the most dukan friendly thing I can have is tandoori chicken (I can sneakily take my own pot of ff yog sauce). Luckily I am driving so temptation by wine is not an option. I was just wondering how other people on the diet cope with eating out and nights out and if you struggle or cave in to temptation on the odd occassion.
 
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SunshineFlower

Having another go....
S: 12st13lb C: 12st1lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 0st12lb(6.63%)
#2
Apparently the best advice is to go Atkins when you go out for a night out
 

Atropos

Gold Member
S: 11st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 0st4lb(2.41%)
#3
I'm afraid I've actually turned down some invitations out when I know that they aren't going to be dukanisable. If it's a birthday I make a reasonable excuse and arrange to meet the b'day boy/girl for a coffee or lunch another day.
 

wkdstepmum

Silver Member
S: 10st5lb C: 9st13lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 0st6lb(4.14%)
#4
Oh I think you should go...A lifestyle change isn't any good if you don't have a life!!! Bring your own little bits if you have to...Explain to the waiter that you have a very serious food allergy and have them bring you some chicken with spices, put your yoghurt on it and avoid the rice/poppadoms etc! x
 

Atropos

Gold Member
S: 11st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 0st4lb(2.41%)
#5
Tandoori is definitely one of the most dukan friendly options - the celebrations I've avoided tend to be Thai, or Dim Sum, where dukan choices are very few - (many chinese sauces are thickened with starch.)
 

wkdstepmum

Silver Member
S: 10st5lb C: 9st13lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 0st6lb(4.14%)
#6
I would say anywhere that serves meat should be able to do you that meat without any sauce if you ask! The customer is always right after all!
 
S: 12st2lb C: 11st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.5 Loss: 0st5lb(2.94%)
#7
Thanks for all your help, I think I'll just stick with the tandoori chicken, although I will be salivating over the lamb bhunas and nan breads but I know it's worth it in the end!
 

Atropos

Gold Member
S: 11st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 0st4lb(2.41%)
#8
You can always plan a curry night as your first gala when you move into conso - cruise isn't a life sentence, and dukan is a very human and life-affirming approach to losing and maintaining weight.

(i'm sticking a bottle of champagne in the fridge for my next gala)
 

Choccie

Full Member
S: 13st12lb C: 10st5lb G: 9st2lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 3st7lb(25.26%)
#9
Isn't chicken tikka just cooked in spices with no sauce?
 
S: 12st2lb C: 11st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.5 Loss: 0st5lb(2.94%)
#10
Well I survived the curry night! I stuck to my mineral water and tandoori chicken (which was delicious) and made my own ff raita and took it with me. I must say it was quite hard watching evryone with their nan breads, sag aloos and huge glasses of wine but I am so glad I didn't fall off the wagon. Also I got a text of my friend who has a raging hangover and feels like death, whereas I practically skipped out of bed this morning and took the dog out for half an hour on the beach at 7am! Smug? Me? :)
 

Atropos

Gold Member
S: 11st12lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 0st4lb(2.41%)
#11
Congratulations - that must have taken oooooodles of will power
 

Red Heart

Back on the Dukan wagon!
S: 12st0lb C: 9st7lb G: 8st13lb BMI: 25.1 Loss: 2st7lb(20.83%)
#12
Well done! It feels great when you manage to resist, doesn't it? :)
 


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