Sunday, December 04, 2005

Mongolian BBQ Rocks For Low-Carbers

Today was the last official day of my vacation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, so Christine and I went out to eat at a local Mongolian BBQ restaurant tonight since we don't have these in South Carolina. We were BIG FANS of this food when we used to live here and had missed the unique flavor of Mongolian BBQ.

We saw a coupon that came in the mail for a new Mongolian BBQ place that had opened since we moved away in 2000. It caught my attention immediately because it blared the words "GREAT FOR LOW CARB DIETS!" at the top. Hey, isn't low-carb a goner?

If you have never had this before, here's what my first plate looked like:

You get to choose from a buffet full of fresh and delicious ingredients including every kind of meat, vegetable, sauce and spice you can think of cooked on this great big circular grill where the master chef transforms these ingredients into a low-carb masterpiece right before your eyes:

You can add a cold and crisp salad with lots of Ranch dressing (it's naturally low-carb, by the way!) and you'll have a meal that you will keep coming back to again and again. I had FOUR plates of Mongolian BBQ tonight! Portion-control? Yeah right!

My wife Christine also enjoyed her Mongolian BBQ, but she also endulged in some sugary desserts:

After giving me the evil eye, I reminded Christine that she's eating rat poison and here's "the look" she gave me:

Oh well, even my own wife hasn't learned all the lessons of livin' la vida low-carb yet! She's getting there, though, she's getting there.

If you get a chance to eat Mongolian BBQ, then have at it! This place we went to had a sign that read "All-U-Can-Conquer." Yeah, baby! That's what I'm talkin' about!

How do those low-fatties starve themselves with food as good as THIS?!


Blogger Jeff Hamlin said...

Jimmy how do you keep carb counts on this type of eating? I can't wait until I get to my own goals. Mongolian BBQ IS GOOOOOOOOD!

BTW, something else I wanted to ask you as I have not been on Atkins for months (long story, *sigh*) and hope to get back into it real soon once finances and such straighten out.....

Is it better to actually adhere to "2 or 3 cups of X veggies and 1 cup of Y if X does not exceed 2 cups" or to just count carbs per serving? I can understand the limiting of cheese and that's easy to count, but in recipes it's HARD to count the veggies against the recommended totals.

12/05/2005 11:28 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Hang in there, Jeff. Don't get discouraged because it will be soooo worth it when you look like the thin man God wants you to be.

As for the veggies thing, don't sweat it. If you eat a cup of vegetables (except for tomatoes and carrots), then generally you can count that as 2g carbs.

Hope this helps!

12/06/2005 8:01 AM  

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