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Mich Aug 8, 2003 09:17 AM

I am a chowhound at heart. I love delicious food especially breads, pastas, pasteries, etc . . . My doctor has recently put me on a low carb diet. I work in the Yonge/Sheppard area and I was wondering if anyone knows of any restaurants in this area that have low carb menus or serve any great tasting low carb dishes? Thanks for the assistance.

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    mangela Oct 20, 2003 10:50 PM

    I have not been on a no/low carb diet in a while...but after lethargy has set in from the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, I figured it was time to revisit.

    A restaurant that i found really good and easy on your cash is at Bathurst and Eglinton called Sette mezzo. Their entrees all come with salad on the side instead of rice and potatoes, so you don't have to order it especially and pay more for it. I recommend the chicken and asparagus with salad on the side. The mussels are also very good but watch out...they put crunchy bread on the side for dipping.

    Entrees are probably $12 - 19 in range. And very good portions.

    Good luck

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      Slylie Oct 18, 2003 02:03 PM

      I sugges the carb lovers dream.... GREEK TOWN!

      My favorites are Papas Grill and Ampelli

      order off the appetizer menu... usually, i will get an order of Grilled Calamari, 2 Chicken Sticks, and a Greek salad.

      Zero Carbs, great food!

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        airsy Aug 14, 2003 01:07 PM

        I have been trying to cut down on carbs myself, especially at lunch. For lunches I have been having a lot of salads, the ones from Wendy's are quite good but go easy on the dressing. The Chicken BLT Salad is my "favourite".

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          Mich Aug 12, 2003 01:22 PM

          Leah, thanks for the suggestions. Jules, I am the same as you in that I also have to avoid sugar or I end up binging.

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            julesrules Aug 11, 2003 12:14 PM

            I found avoiding sugar as hard as avoiding the inevitable starch served with most restaurant meals. Personally I need to avoid sugar entirely when on a low-carb diet because a small taste can lead to a binge for me (sugar addict!). If you have the same problem you may want to avoid Asian places for a while - even if you can manage to avoid the rice & noodles, so many sauces are sugary. If you like sushi, try ordering sashimi without the rice, but remember that the pickled ginger is very sweet.

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              Leah S. Aug 8, 2003 01:58 PM

              HI!
              I am on a low carb diet as well.

              What I do is follow the diet 6 days a week and pig out on the 7th.

              When I go to restaurants, I have the meat or seafood dishes and veggies. I ask them to give me extra veggies instead of potatoes, rice, pasta etc.

              This is what I have done so far and it seems to work for me.

              If you have any questions or need some tips, let me know.

              Good luck!

              Leah S.

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