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twinsluvdisney
02-28-2007, 09:08 PM
Hi everyone, My family (4 year old twins, dh) and I will be visiting DW in
mid March. My dh and myself recently started on a medically supervised liquid diet plan.. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to eat; mainly in The Magic Kingdom, Epcot or MGM. The nutrionist suggested that I print out some of the menus so we can discuss my choices before I get there. This way I wil be able to make smart choices and maintain my weight loss. The walking that we will be doing will absolutely help with my daily exercise.:banana: :woohoo:

Aimeedyan
02-28-2007, 09:21 PM
I think checking out menu's and printing those that look promising is your best bet, really. It's hard to advise someone on good places to try if we aren't sure which foods are allowed (some diets are very complicated!). It's so great that your nutritionist is willing to help you ahead of time! That will ensure that you have a plan ahead of time and don't break that diet too much ;)

My fave spot for menu's is www.allearsnet.com under dining. Have fun drooling over all the options nad I hope you find some great choices!

Cnd_Jen
02-28-2007, 10:38 PM
Having copies of the menus before hand definitely helps, but I would also recommend speaking with the Chef when you get to the restaurant. A lot of times there could be, for example, a lot of salt, butter, or oil used during preparation that you wouldn't know about. The Chef might be able to make a minor modification to make it fit your diet. Or, better yet, call ahead! You don't need to wait until you get to the restaurant :)

~ Jen

newholidayx2
03-01-2007, 05:40 AM
could there be hidden fats in a salad (chicken, cold cut, steak) that we might not know about? should I also mention i need lowfat?

Pixiedust34
03-01-2007, 05:59 AM
could there be hidden fats in a salad (chicken, cold cut, steak) that we might not know about? should I also mention i need lowfat?

Salad dressings are frequently high in fat. Specifically ask for a low fat dressing. You might even want to call ahead to make sure that a low fat dressing is available.

Bichon Barb
03-01-2007, 06:49 AM
Teppanyaki at Epcot comes to mind. Hibachi food is generally pretty healthy--especially if you order shrimp or chicken.

Mackey Mouse
03-01-2007, 07:13 AM
Salads, dressing on the side, ask for diet dressing, try for grilled chicken but not sure of the fat content, grilled fish options... I do think they try to offer healthier portions. I would do what your nutritionist suggests and print out menus, make your choices and plans and try not to leave any wiggle room for falling off, trust me I know about the falling off. Good luck..

Cnd_Jen
03-01-2007, 08:00 AM
The base of a salad is generally healthy (duh, lettuce :P :D) but often it's the stuff on it that tips the scales. For example, one of the best salads I had in Disney was at Le Cellier. However, the dressing was quite oily, there was crumbled blue cheese on the top, and fried sweet potato curls. So... not the healthiest thing out there!

I agree with an above poster - get your dressing on the side. You never know how much will be on a salad depending on the preparer - he/she may dump a gallon on, or not enough.

~ jen

Katiebell
03-01-2007, 12:11 PM
I always order my dressing on the side, and then just dip my fork in the cup before spearing the veggies for a bite (can't think of how else to describe that :laughing:) Anyway, you would be amazed how little dressing you use, and you get a little dressing with every bite. Now I can't stand salads that are just drenched in dressing.

From reading your post, it sounds like you won't be on a liquid diet only when you go to WDW? I just read one woman said she told the CM when she made her ADR's that she was on WW and they noted it on the reservations for TS -- and the chef worked with her to come up with a meal that would keep her on program! Now, that's way above and beyond service :wizard: But I've heard the TS restaurants can be very accommodating. Try asking a server at the beginning of a meal if they have fresh fruit or something light for dessert, see what they say. Good luck! :goodvibes

ksoehrlein
03-01-2007, 02:56 PM
I'm trying to eat healthier, and found some great options on my past couple of trips. There is a delicious-sounding veggie sandwich at the Plaza (but I haven't tried it yet). The Plaza also has very yummy no-sugar-added butter pecan ice cream, but unfortunately, it was not low-fat. (A low-fat chocolate vanilla swirl is also available there, but it is made with sugar.)

I had a terrific tomato-mozzarella sandwich for lunch at Yacht Club Galley last month. Le Cellier also has a tomato-mozzarella-basil stack with balsamic vinegar that makes a great appetizer. (I hope tomato and mozzarella are OK'ed by your nutritionist because these are both SO good!)

Beaches and Cream (and other locations, too, I'm sure) has a pretty decent veggie burger. And they were more than happy to substitute fresh fruit (melons and grapes) when I requested it be served without fries. Bagged baby carrots are also available at some CS restaurants as a french fry substitute.

My experience with Disney's chicken Caesar salad has been disappointing, however -- at multiple locations, they really loaded up on the dressing and croutons, and it was never the light meal I'd hoped for. If I ever order again, I will have to remember to speak up about my preference for just a small amount of dressing.

If you're on the DDP, you'll need to be extra vigilant. It's a ton of food! Be sure to ask if you "have" to have the listed dessert at CS restaurants. A DISer had posted her experience last year that she was allowed to have a bottled water for "dessert" at some of the CS locations. I tried it and was successful in October at CHH, but as with everything DDP-related, YMMV and only Disney can tell you for sure if this is OK.