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bikerchris
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It can be a worry at first but I got the hang of it. I considered the wisdom of ordering from the children’s menu but the difficulty is that we seem to feed our children crap. My bypass would not thank me for chicken nuggets and chips. However if a restaurant offers a child portion off their main menu that is brilliant for us. Sometimes I order just a starter, making sure it’s protein based.

A carvery can be a good choice too, where you get served your meat then you can add one potato and a spoon or two of vegetables. I normally find half of the meat gets wrapped in a napkin and taken home for the dog. Waste not, want not.

I went to America last year and portions there are obscene. I was travelling around so I did eat out a lot. Normally what I ordered for tea got taken away and I had for breakfast and dinner the following day. When I got fed up with that, yoghurt, cheese, nuts and fruit served me well. I had a few little picnics like that.

Wls is life changing and we’ll never be able to eat like normal folk if we want the benefits to last a lifetime. Planning and thought are essential. But it’s well worth it.

Chris x

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