Saturday, September 29, 2007

LLVLC On YouTube (Episode 6): Which Restaurants Can You Go To On Low-Carb?

The next installment of our growing by leaps and bounds YouTube video series is now online and today you'll have a chance to WIN a really neat FREE prize just for watching and commenting on the video. WOO HOO! If you haven't heard about the videos my wife Christine and I are making on YouTube yet, it's a new series we have called "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube." This is an extension of the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" family to help spread the positive message of the low-carb lifestyle even further.

In Episode 6 today, I thought it would be important to discuss how to eat out when you are on the low-carb lifestyle. A lot of low-carbers erroneously think that their life has to change dramatically to the point that they can't go to a restaurant anymore when they start eating this way. Oh contraire, my dear, and today's video will share how you can stay committed to livin' la vida low-carb AND go out to eat, too! WOO HOO!

See where Christine and I recommend you go and NOT go while low-carbing:

Some of the better restaurants to visit when you are livin' la vida low-carb include Denny's, Ruby Tuesday, Hardee's, Golden Corral, Captain D's, Cracker Barrel, and The Cheesecake Factory (although pretty much ANY restaurant you can make your own low-carb meal). But there are a few places you probably should avoid: Olive Garden, IHOP (puts pancake batter in their EGGS!), Applebee's (although you CAN find ONE low-carbish meal if you play around with it), KFC, and McDonald's, just to name a few.

Leave a comment for Episode 6 and you could WIN $20 in FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES for Captain D's restaurants which recently added a healthy choices menu for you to pick and choose the grilled meats and veggies that suit your healthy low-carb lifestyle! YEAH for that! Watch the video, give feedback, and tune in to the next video to see if you were a winner!

See all of our other YouTube videos and comment on them, too:

- Promo video--A half-minute promotion of the new video series
- Episode 1--Introduction of Jimmy & Christine Moore
- Episode 2--What kind of fruits can you have on a low-carb diet?
- Episode 3--What kind of veggies can you have on a low-carb diet?
- Episode 4--What does a low-carber do for something sweet?
- Episode 5--Why is fat so healthy for you on the low-carb lifestyle?

Special thanks to everyone who has subscribed to our YouTube videos and we just keep growing and growing in viewers each time we record a new video. We've been trying to do about one a week (which is a minor miracle if you knew the crazy busy schedule I am on right now!), so we appreciate your positive comments. Keep the feedback coming and let us know if there is a specific topic you'd like for us to tackle. E-mail us anytime at

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Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for sharing, Jimmy! It's always good to know where one can enjoy a nice meal out and still stick to the Low Carb WOE. There are so many pitfalls to watch out for. Thankfully, IHOP WILL make an omelette for you WITHOUT pancake batter, if you ask them too. :)

Keep up the good work!

Happy Low Carbing!


9/30/2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger J said...

I just took my family to Cracker Barrell the other night and was THRILLED!! So much to choose from! I don't think I have been out to eat where there were so many choices! The only mistake they made was the salad came with 2 packages of crackers on the side...Oops
But there is no pulling the wool over my eyes hehe I just gave them away.

9/30/2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Yeah, I have to coach the Denny's servers about leaving the crackers away. LOL! At least they try.

9/30/2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger Lewis said...

Before I heard that IHOP added pancake batter to its omelets, I would eat there occasionally and would always make it clear to the waitress that I was on a LC diet by requesting that the potatoes not be included. Not once did they tell me that there was pancake batter in the omelets. I have not been back to IHOP in three years because of it. Cracker Barrel is better anyway.

10/01/2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger Gluttonynomore said...

Hey, I have eaten low carb at Applebee's. I have their house sirloin and veggies hold the bread. Unless there is lots off hidden sugar. I reall like the steak. Nice to hear about other options.

10/01/2007 9:34 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Sure, you can eat low-carb at Applebee's, but they inject a lot of their meats with sugar, so watch out for those hidden carbs. :)

10/01/2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

I agree Lewis! That's why we too go to Cracker Barrel and Denny's.

10/01/2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I sure wish we had Cracker Barrels out here in California.

I do enjoy eating there when we travel though. We actually plan our food stops so that we can hit a couple of them on our trips cross country.

It's nice to know that some places will be considerate of the low carber. I just wish that could be said of more places.

I do love getting my In-n-Out Burger's protein style! I was glad to see that Carl's Jr./Hardee's offers a low carb burger wrapped in lettuce too, but you DO have to remember to remind them not to use the ketchup. And why do they think we want fries with that? Go figure!

Thank you, Jimmy!

Happy Low Carbing!

Laura :)

10/01/2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Kevin Brancato said...

If, due to travel or compromise, you do wind up at an Olive Garden, you should know that three of their dinner entree options have less than 12 net carbs: the salmon, the T-bone, and the mixed grill.

Does anyone know if OG has provided a more complete list of nutritional information?

10/02/2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

I love cracker barrel and golden corral! :D

10/02/2007 11:18 PM  

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