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Aug 8, 2003 09:17 AM

Low Carb Eats

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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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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".

          1. 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!