What do you go for when eating out?

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Eating Out' started by Flippy, 1 September 2011 Social URL.

  1. Flippy

    Flippy Full Member

    Posts:
    472
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    11st11.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st4.5lb(11.18%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Sorry if there's a thread like this already, had a look but couldn't find one...

    I hate eating out on SW, I'm so keen to stick to the plan and I hate not knowing what's gone into my food or having to count things high in syns that I could have made for free at home.

    So when I have to eat out I always opt for jacket potato, beans and cheese with no butter as I know exactly what that is on the plan.

    Just wondering what other people go for as I'm getting a bit bored of jacket potato...

    Oh, the other think I try and do is find a Wetherspoons so I can have the five bean chilli or noodles. Other restaurant chains seem to have really high syn values and with independent places it's hard to figure out what the syn values are.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Bunnylush

    Bunnylush Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    14
    Start Weight:
    1st2.9lb
    Current Weight:
    0st10.9lb
    Goal Weight:
    0st10.9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(35.5%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    Hi,I'm a wimp,I've been on plan 12 weeks and wimped put of a meal out for Mr's Birthday!
    Not that we ate out before,only special occasions. But I'm like you, I don't want to go off plan at all. I don't want to eat chicken salad or jacket potato which I have at home.

    I dint mind saving my syns through the week,but I still STS after birthday celebrations doing that.

    I would probably ask if a mixed grill could be grilled and tweaked if I went out. Or chose a fish dish. X
     
  4. shrinki

    shrinki Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,039
    Likes Received:
    6
    Start Weight:
    15st2.0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st2lb(20.75%)
    Diet:
    Primal
    Hi
    Hubby and I are going out for our first meal out since starting SW and have opted for a steak house. I think it's a good choice as on extra easy you can have steak, jacket potato (no butter of course) and salad. I will ask for no dressing and take some with me. We have also saved some syns for red wine too ;-)
    Otherwise, Chinese and Indian could be ok if choosing carefully (lots of threads on here) and even Italian if you can resist the pizza!
    X
     
  5. Stackhead

    Stackhead Slow and steady...

    Posts:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    243
    Start Weight:
    21st9.5lb
    Current Weight:
    15st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    5st13.5lb(27.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting with MFP
    I eat out pretty much once a week. It's easy to eat out on SW it's all about making the right choice and then compensating like a normal person would.

    I figure that when i've reached target i'm going to be going out for meals so why would I cut that out of my life and be terrified of eating out? Just seems a little silly to me.

    Italian is always good, go for tomato bases. Chinese - anything that looks radioactive is banned.
    Grills, steakhouses, harvester ideas are perfect.

    In fact you can pretty much food optimise whereever you go, you just have to be sensible and sometimes you can't do it for 15 syns so you have to take that into account and compensate for the rest of the week.

    xx
     
  6. Bunnylush

    Bunnylush Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,136
    Likes Received:
    14
    Start Weight:
    1st2.9lb
    Current Weight:
    0st10.9lb
    Goal Weight:
    0st10.9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(35.5%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    The problem is we eat out so little,as it's a mega treat,I know I would want delish wrong treat food, I have all the willpower at home,but just know sitting at the table I would order what I fancied.

    I do eat Chinese at home from the chippy, I chose king prawn in spring onion and ginger 5 syns, fried rice 4 syns or boiled rice 0 syns. I love that meal so much! And I've always lost weigh still.
     
  7. tallsarah

    tallsarah Silver Member

    Posts:
    574
    Likes Received:
    6
    Start Weight:
    14st13lb
    Current Weight:
    12st7.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st9.0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st6lb(16.27%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    If eating out is an occasional treat, then enjoy it and don't worry about going off plan to much
     
  8. shrinki

    shrinki Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,039
    Likes Received:
    6
    Start Weight:
    15st2.0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st2lb(20.75%)
    Diet:
    Primal
    I plan to do this when I'm at target but stay on plan (with saved syns) until then x
     
  9. MattsMum

    MattsMum Full Member

    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree, if you deprive yourself too much you might fall off plan (like I have in the past!)
    We eat out regularly and if I stopped that I know sw wouldn't work for me so we just make different choices. We now tend to go for chineses, carveries etc. and where before I would choose loads of roasties I'll now have 1 large one so I feel like I've not deprived myself
     
  10. MattsMum

    MattsMum Full Member

    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just to add that I find carvers actually help our weighloss because we have loads of superfree without having to prep it all!!!
     
  11. laurenista

    laurenista Full Member

    Posts:
    357
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    10st12lb
    Current Weight:
    9st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(9.87%)
    Diet:
    Mindful Eating plan
    i go for an itailians usually or i search the menu for the best thing to have and trall the internet for syns when i get home
    Lauren xX
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...