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Cheescake factory strategies

I overeat every time I go there, to the point that I don't want to go there anymore. Should I just stop?

Wed. Jul 5, 9:29am

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you may need to just give yourself a break. two weeks - a month is a great place to start. i have had the same feeling that you are having with my fav. outing place. i would stuff myself because everytime i told myself this was it/ no more! until the next time.( a vicious cycle.) now i go there about 1 time a month for a special treat. not to mention the $$$ i have saved. hind sight i should have taken the $$$ i saved and bought something nice for myself :)
best of luck to ya.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 10:24 AM

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I used to have a problem with Trader Joes. They had certain frozen foods that I thought were so good. Sausage Calzone and frozen spinach pizza type things. I couldn't buy them and not eat the entire package in one sitting. Eventually I learned that I just couldn't buy them anymore cause I couldn't control myself. Eventually I stopped going to TJs regularly at all. Now my SO goes, usually without me cause it is on his way home from work, and buys me all the dried fruits that I want, but I'm free of the temptation.

Perhaps you should just free yourself of the temptation and stop going.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 10:29 AM

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The portions are huge. So, ask for a "to-go" box when you first order, and a bag. And, as soon as the food comes, put half (or more) in the box, put the box in the bag, and put the bag under the table. Then you only have half a portion to eat, which is still a ton of food.

Or, if you're someone who has to have cheesecake when you're there, and justify it as dessert after a meal, honestly, if you only do it every once in awhile, you're better off skipping the meal and just having the cheesecake if that's the part that you really want. There's protein, calcium, fat and carbs. It's not the most nutritious of meals, but considering that most cheesecake factory meals must be thousands of calories, if you can skip that part, you'll end up satisfying your craving without doing quite as much damage!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 10:34 AM

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chinese chicken salad

i agree their portions are HUGE..... i always take half my food home i igure hey make 2 meals out of it! I am IN LOVE with their chinese chicken salad dressing if you get it with the dressing on the sid and take the piles of rice noodles off its really not that bad at all!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 2:08 PM

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I eat the chicken lettuce wraps there, and skip the cheesecake. Each sllice is about 1,000 calories. I agree with the suggestion of only eating the cheesecake, not dinner, if you must have it once in a while.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 2:53 PM

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I say just stop. The food really isn't even all that great. One of the reasons they give you so much is so that you think you're getting such a great deal and you'll be more likely to come back.

Instead, Find some nice local authentic resturants that you've never been to before. In my experience the portions at these type of places are more resonable and the food is to die for!!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 3:41 PM

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If you know you are going to overeat there do you really need to ask this question?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 3:42 PM

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the food stinks, go eat somewhere better!

if you actually like the food, do the 1/2 portion thing and remember:

you are NOT obligated to eat everything on your plate, ever!

eat slowly so you have time for your body to tell you it's full

drink a glass of water before the food arrives

Thursday, July 06, 2006, 2:32 PM

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