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Safe restaurant list?
      #363206 - 01/28/11 11:42 AM
Stacey72

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Is there a list of safe restaurants available?

Thank u!
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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363207 - 01/28/11 11:46 AM
Little Minnie

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There are no safe restaurants except maybe sushi. But there are things you can specifically get at some restaurants. There are very few posted at the Brand Name Recommendations sticky post on the first page of this forum. Even when something has no dairy or red meat and seems pretty low fat, a particular chef/cook might add too much oil or butter. It would be hard to say anything would always be safe for anyone.

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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363217 - 01/28/11 08:00 PM
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Thank you!

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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363224 - 01/29/11 08:53 AM
Gerikat

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Stacey, it's so funny the way we say "safe" as if we are going to be killed or something. I think we need a new word for IBS.

I eat in any restaurant that I want, except fast food. There is always something that you can order from the menu. For the restuarants that listen to me, well they get a big, fat tip. If it is not how I order it, I send it back. Don't let some from these boards scare you away from restaurants, and enjoying yourself. It can be done!

Also, since I have done 3 rounds of the hypnosis, food really isn't an issue for me anymore. The most I expereince now, on occasion, is a bit of gas. I eat very healthy, even salads to start a meal, with no problems at all.

So, don't limit yourself with restaurants. Just order what you know will benefit your body and not hurt it.

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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363225 - 01/29/11 09:09 AM
Syl

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It is difficult to find a restaurant that prepares "IBS safe" food. I frequently run into difficulties. Even when I ask the chef to prepare a grilled chicken breast, white rice and boiled carrots. Invariably, the chef thinks he will do me a favor by adding a sauce to the chicken or some sort of garnish. I cannot count the number of times I have had to send it back to the kitchen and have them prepare exactly what was ordered.

Eating out at restaurants can be very frustrating at the best of times

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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363228 - 01/29/11 09:18 AM
NASCARAFN161

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Quote:

Eating out at restaurants can be very frustrating at the best of times




You said it. O~o

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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363268 - 02/01/11 02:55 PM
emmasmom

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Eating out can be a pain but its not as hard as you may think. I seem to do just fine with subay turkey and quizno's and some baked chips or pretzels. Cracker barrel has a great grilled fish (order plain) and roasted turkey and they serve baked poatoes and I bring my own butter and have a salad and bring my own dressing as well. At a steak house pretty much the same order grilled chicken plain and a baked potato or sweet potato plain and bring your own stuff. Even grilled shrimp is safe as long as there's no butter or and theres very little oil used. hth good luck
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Re: Safe restaurant list? new
      #363278 - 02/02/11 08:22 AM
shelgirl

Reged: 09/22/09
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I agree with Syl. I generally ask for a plain grilled chicken breast, but have found they add seasonings, etc...however I still find it is the safest thing to try. Also a baked potato (there isn't much they can do with that) however I have found more and more restaurants do not serve them anymore substituting mashed (dairy, etc) or something deep fried, both NOT an option! I also eat gluten free so I have to bring my own bread, crackers, etc...

I have been to Cracker Barrel and had ordered the turkey but it was swimming in gravy (fat and wheat for me a problem).

I don't know about everyone else but the added stress of it all doesn't help either It is difficult as eating out is such a favorite pastime for most people and they have no idea how difficult this can be for IBSers!

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OF COURSE NO TURKEY AND GRAVEY! new
      #363281 - 02/02/11 12:18 PM
emmasmom

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Not the turkey and gravy the have a rosted turkey sandwitch that I have had plenty of timea nd been safe with. Use your own opions when eating out if you don't feel safe then by all means eat before you go or just sip on some safe tea.
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