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 May 5, 2005
The Business Lunch or Dinner at a Restaurant
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Heather Greenbaum, R.D., nu-train

Because you will probably be able to order yourself, this meal may not be as difficult as other �Meeting & Eating� situations.   Follow the same rules below for lunch and dinner, except skip wine all together at lunch, no one will think it is strange.

Another lunch rule of thumb, try ordering fish for lunch instead of an entr�e salad modified a million different ways. Simply saying, �I�ll have the grilled salmon with only vegetables� is much easier than �I�ll have the cobb salad, dressing on the side, no blue cheese, no bacon and extra chicken�..�

If having �real� dessert is an absolute must, really try to savor three slow bites and then move it away from your direct line of vision.  

Avoid: The bread basket; anything fried or breaded (including calamari); more than one glass of wine; creamy sides; rich meats including duck, ribs, game meat and sausages; and pastas.

Best Bets:
Appetizer: Grilled, chilled or raw seafood leafy green salads (not the iceberg wedge with blue cheese), gazpacho, prosciutto.
Entr�e: Grilled fish (avoid cream-based sauces), roasted or grilled chicken, filet mignon.
Sides: any steamed or lightly saut�ed vegetable, half of a baked potato
Dessert: By the end of this day, consider what you�ve already had, hopefully you�ll find that all you need is a cup a tea or decaf cappuccino and a good night�s sleep.

Provided by Healther Greenbaum, a Registered Dietician (RD) specializing in the interrelation between eating habits, metabolism, and lifestyle. Visit nu-train for more tips and tricks and sign up for her monthly newsletter.

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