I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can help you..
Dear god if you get the Fresh Season Veggies make sure you order it without seasoned butter..
Without seasoned butter 48 calories and 48 mg of sodium. With Seasoned butter 143 calories and 197.2 mg of sodium..
Just as with other aspects of NS, it requires some planning. I'm just about at my goal now (I've lost 50 lbs. in 4 months), but I go out for a non-NS meal once a week (after weigh-in!) and I still lose each week. Here's what I've learned:.
* Just about every restaurant you go to, including Outback, can do a simple grilled chicken breast or a roast chicken if you ask for it. If you have to have a steak, try splitting it with another person at the table. The waiter will look at you like you're a woman for about 5 minutes, then when he sees that you tip him fairly, you'll be taken care of every time you come in..
* Just about every restaurant you go to can do some variation on steamed vegetables instead of a potato or rice. If not, they can often do grilled or sauteed; I just blot any excess fat with a napkin. Looks a little odd, perhaps, but this program is all about the commitment..
* If they give you a large portion, take half home for another meal..
* Ask for your salad dressing on the side. I'm a blue-cheese-dressing-makes-a-good-beverage kind of guy, but I barely use a thimbleful by having it on the side and dipping my fork in it before stabbing a piece of lettuce. On a side note, I don't bother with restaurant non-fat/low-fat dressings. I use so little with the fork dip method that the calorie difference is negligible..
* Shift some of your daily meal components. For example, if you're going to Outback for dinner, you could save your lunch protein knowing you'll probably make it up at dinner..
* Here's a meal shift idea I sometimes use: If I'm going to Outback for dinner, I may have one of my Nutrisystem dinner entrees for lunch. Then I can take a lunch bar (since they don't require any prep) with me to Outback to use as my entree. I can then order a salad and vegetables to suit my Nutrisystem plan..
* When I go out to a non-NS dinner, I try to so some activity afterward to offset some of the effects of the dinner. Walk around the mall, go grocery shopping, walk the dog an extra block or two. You get the idea..
None of the above is new or groundbreaking. All I'm saying is that if you have a plan going in, a restaurant meal doesn't have to be a program breaker. Just go back to your Nutrisystem plan at the next meal...
It's your birthday you can have one meal. Don't make it a day worth of cheating, just enjoy yourself for one meal. Just make sure you don't let it continue for another day. Have one meal enjoy yourself. It may actually shock your body into losing additional weight, I know that happened to me a couple times..
Good luck, Enjoy, and Happy Birthday...
Stick on plan. You're not a kid in gradeschool who needs cake and ice cream. Have a huge salad with grilled chicken on top, a small side of rice. some steamed veggies. And diet coke..
Need to get out of the mode of every celebration having to be off plan food or alcohol, or you will never make it all the way to goal...
Explain (in private) your situation to the server or manager and ask politely to order your meat from the children's menu. Those portions are much more likely to be a reasonable serving size and not have to fuss with leftovers..
Good luck and happy birthday!..
Any restaurant is doable to stay 100% On Plan..
Just order what YOU want. They are a restaurant, they have basic ingredients in the back and you can order what you want that is on your plan..
I never look at a menu..
I believe Outback also has Sweet Potato's which you can order without butter, etc. and eat 1/4 to 1/2 what ever your carb portion for the day would be etc..
Happy Birthday, Dan..
Also remember that it's YOUR birthday... You could request that the group go somewhere that provides more healthy options for you to enjoy!..