You would be surprised how many restaurants will do half portions for you. Following is a list of chain restaurants where we have contacted the corporate headquarters and received approval to order half portions (for half price).
Tip: When you ask for half portions, typically a server will instinctively say no. Speak up! Ask for a Manager and let them know you’ve had gastric bypass. Show them your restaurant card (request form for personalized form below).
*Note: An (H) denotes half portions allowed; (C) denotes child and/or Srs. menu ordering allowed.
If you find a restaurant particularly accommodating, not only add them to our list, but drop them an e-mail and thank them. It just takes a few minutes and your comments do mean as much to them as the service does to us.
Please submit restaurants you have found so we can add to the list and share the info. Use the form below or e-mail us directly email@example.com
To receive your free restaurant card (sample card view below) please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
1971 W. Lumsden
Brandon, FL 33511
Please include a note with your email address so we may keep you updated when/if we make any card upgrades or changes. All requests are mailed back out the same day or following day. If you would like more than one card, please note that as well.
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You know we talk to thousands and thousands of WLS patients and read even more thousands of emails. We hear the stresses and the life stories that get in the way each and every day. The things that “keep” people from making good choices . . . at least that’s their words to us. They tell us, very sincerely, about how they don’t have “time” to eat the right things or how they don’t have “time” to take their vitamins or how they don’t have “time” to plan a meal or how they don’t have “time” to exercise and the list goes on and on. Now they do have time to email or watch tv at night or any number of other things but they don’t have “time” for their health. Huh? Let’s talk about this and really put it into perspective a little better. You know, it is choices . . read that again CHOICES. YOUR CHOICES.
So many are used to years and years of dieting and dieting mentality that it’s hard to break those old routines and the old one way of thinking and looking at food and the way we approach it and control it. You can imagine people’s shock and surprise then as we were constantly asked how many calories a day they should stick to and we constantly told them, we don’t count calories, ever. You read that right. We don’t count calories at all. Now I’m sure that one has you scratching your head and wondering, right? Why, if we’ve had weight loss surgery (WLS) and we’re at goal are we not ever going to count calories and how did we get to goal without counting them? Why would we not count them? I mean everything “diet” screams about how we must count them now doesn’t it? But remember, we’re NEVER dieting again!
When we had our surgery, our amazing surgeon really made this one hit home with us a long time ago and I’ll share that with you as well. It was so simple that it clicked with us right away and he was so right and we’ve followed his philosophy every single day with great success. Even more than that, we’ve heard this same shared philosophy from many other surgeons along the way too. So what is it? We’ll share that with you.