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Pearofwisdom Sun 02-Feb-20 11:02:42

Having a family meal out next Sunday. I have been calorie counting successfully. I am happy to relax and have it as a cheat day but also want to make an informed choice. If I attach the menu could anyone take a guess which may be the lower calorie options? Thank you

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Pearofwisdom Sun 02-Feb-20 11:03:04

And starters

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Patchworksack Sun 02-Feb-20 17:35:58

It sounds yummy! I'd just have whatever you fancy and get back to calorie counting the next day, but if you want lower calorie I'd guess the fish of the day with vegetables, the fish stew, or the chicken salad, ask for dressing on the side.

Pearofwisdom Mon 03-Feb-20 10:20:31

Thank you very much 😊

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winesolveseverything Mon 03-Feb-20 10:24:54

I'd definitely have whatever you fancy as a treat... I did SW and still lost weight in the weeks I had a cheat day. Make the other 2 meals of that day light and healthy and enjoy yourself!!

LeGrandBleu Tue 04-Feb-20 18:31:08

I would ask about the catch of the day and request that grilled and as a starter, I would have the portobello mushrooms.

Everything else, salad included, looks extremely heavy in sauces.

InDubiousBattle Tue 04-Feb-20 18:35:03

Just order what you fancy. When I lost weight I had a bit if a deal that I wouldn't do anything today that I wasn't prepared to do forever, was I really going to order the grilled fish with no sauce and a glass of water at every family celebration? No, so I would just eat whatever I like at these kind of events!

Watercoloursky Tue 04-Feb-20 18:45:18

Sorry, slightly off topic, but where is that menu from? It looks amazing! We often go to north Norfolk and the reference to Brancaster mussels makes me hopeful that it might be within visiting range smile

Ps I agree, catch of the day probably the most 'virtuous' choice, but I agree with PP that a diet can't be joyless if it is to be sustainable - so choose something you will enjoy!

justaweeone Tue 04-Feb-20 23:03:23

It's The Pigs at Edgefield*

DownUdderer Wed 05-Feb-20 04:47:28

I think I'd go for whatever you fancy. Eat slowly and you can either enjoy it all or leave the sauce or only eat until you're full.

Watercoloursky Tue 10-Mar-20 14:47:10

@justaweeone eek so sorry for the slow reply - didn't get a notification! - but thank you so much smile

Elouera Tue 10-Mar-20 15:01:35

For the lowest calorie option, I'd have just a main, and no entree. BUT, I too would slurge a bit from time to time.

Entree- mushrooms seems the lightest option
Main- Grilled hake looks the best. I'd likely have the Sunday roast though!

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