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Before I begin, I wanna ask: Is Bio Oil available in Vitamin Shoppes or do I need a prescription? Is there a specific brand name?.

My next question is: I am new to NS and wanted to see how everyone uses NS when they dine out. I have checked on the website for various "methods" you can use, but it doesn't say specific restaurants and what to eat/where to eat. Does anyone have a restaurant list or anything?..

Comments (7)

Your question was: Is Bio Oil available in Vitamin Shoppes or do I need a prescription? Is there a specific brand name?.

Also try loads of restaurants and their foods....

Comment #1

Hi Rose!.

Thanks for the response. How do I know what "fits" into NS? Just if it is low fat? We are having lunch brought in all week long this week so I can check on the menus and get low-fat but wasn't sure if that is what I am supposed to do..


Comment #2

You would count your wine as a no no......

Comment #3

Well, you should be bringing your NS to work with you so that there are no temptations! If you have to eat out..lean chicken, fish or steak, steamed veggies (no sauce or butter), salad with FF or low cal half the protein, box the rest....

Comment #4

Hi there...please don't take this as harsh, because it's not meant that way. But, if you want to succeed, it's meant to be constructive criticism. Because you are asking these questions, you are NOT ready to be eating meals outside of plan yet. Once you LEARN the NS system, you will learn your answers. NS isn't just eating low fat - many of us know that if it's low fat, sometimes something else gets thrown completely out of whack (sodium, extra sugar, etc). NS is about eating of balance of food that keeps you satisfied with certain amounts of protein, carbs, and fats.

People said it when I started and I appreciate now more than ever and followed their advice. You shouldn't eat off plan until you've been on the plan for at least a month. Get a plain salad with FF dressing if you have to eat with everyone and have your NS lunch entree. Believe'll thank me later...

Comment #5

From posts of info received directly from NS counselors:.

1 Vegetable Serving =25 calories, 5 g. carbohydrates, 2 g. protein.

1 Fruit Serving = 60 calories , 15 g. carbohydrates.

1 Low-GI Carb Serving = 80 calories, 15 g. carbohydrates, 3 g. protein, trace of fat.

1 Fat Serving = 45 calories, 5 g. fat.

1 Protein (lean) = 55 calories , 7 Grams of protein, 3 grams of fat.

1 Dairy (or Dairy/Protein) Serving = 100 calories, 12 g. carbohydrates, 8 g. protein, a trace of fat.

NOTE: I have also seen 7+ gr protein & no more than 3 gr fat, and the occasional yogurt at 120 cal - for a dairy/protein serving in the E-Classes with Mary Gregg, NS dietitian.

Free Foods = A food that is 20 calories or less... You can add 2-3 free foods to your meal plan.

And if you are preparing your own food here are the average values:.

NS Breakfast Entree averages = 150 cal, 2.75 g fat, 23 g carb, 10 g protein.

NS Lunch Entree averages = 170 cal, 3.25 g fat, 26 g carb, 10 g protein.

NS Dinner Entree averages = 240 cal, 5.25 g fat, 28 g carb, 20 g protein.

NS Dessert Entree averages = 110 cal, 3.25 g fat, 12 g carb, 10 g protein.

...........................NS Entree.

Breakfast:.. about 120 cals = 1 protein & 1 carb.

Lunch:....... about 160-180 cals = 1-2 proteins & 1 carb.

Dinner:....... about 300 cals = 3-4 proteins & 1 carb.

Dessert:..... about 100 cals = 1 dairy & 1 fruit.


Comment #6

A glass of wine is a glass of wine. Extra, empty calories. Doesn't count or substitute as any of the food groups...

Comment #7

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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