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Say you're socializing or going out to dinner with friends. What do you eat at "regular" (not raw) restaurants?
 

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A salad with lemon or orange wedges to squeeze on as dressing, fruit or vegetable plates. You make do for social situations that aren't raw-oriented.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jessica Alana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
A salad with lemon or orange wedges to squeeze on as dressing, fruit or vegetable plates. You make do for social situations that aren't raw-oriented.</div>
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How many social situations do you find yourself in that are raw-oriented? I'm talking food here, not wrestling or <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hump.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hump:">ing.<br><br>
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Salads are a good option, unless you're like me and you HATE salads. So for me... I eat as much food as I can before heading to the resturaunt with friends. And I make sure they see me eat. That way I can get away with ordering something like an appetitizer or nothing at all. If I order nothing, people usually offer me parts of their meal so with the appetitzer I can control what I eat. Then I just ask the waiter to have the chefs not cook my food if possible. Or order the lesser of evils like steamed brocolli...<br><br><br><br>
If you're stuck with a cooked meal that isn't simply lightly cooked vegetables, there are some other tricks.<br><br><br><br>
-Never let go of your fork or chopstick. Keep poking at the food, sometimes bringing it to your mouth but then dropping it when people aren't looking.<br><br>
-Stuff your napkin with the food and toss it under the table.<br><br>
-Spread out your food throughout your plate to make it look like you've eaten some of it.<br><br>
-Mix the food up.<br><br>
-Spill your drink on your plate.<br><br>
-Knock your plate over.<br><br>
-An understanding friend can help you eat your food. This person can also help sabotage your meal like knocking the plate over for you.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
For the most part, you're screwed. If it's a big event like a wedding, then suck it up and take one for the team. No need to be rude and give raw foodists a bad name. The last wedding I went to had these gross baked cheese things, but on closer inspection it turned out they were sitting on leaves of kale! So guess what I ate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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How many social situations do you find yourself in that are raw-oriented? I'm talking food here, not wrestling or <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hump.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hump:">ing.<br><br>
~Wondre <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biker.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":ymca:"></div>
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I don't find myself in many social situations, period.
 

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Salads are a good option, unless you're like me and you HATE salads. So for me... I eat as much food as I can before heading to the resturaunt with friends. And I make sure they see me eat. That way I can get away with ordering something like an appetitizer or nothing at all. If I order nothing, people usually offer me parts of their meal so with the appetitzer I can control what I eat. Then I just ask the waiter to have the chefs not cook my food if possible. Or order the lesser of evils like steamed brocolli...<br><br><br><br>
If you're stuck with a cooked meal that isn't simply lightly cooked vegetables, there are some other tricks.<br><br><br><br>
-Never let go of your fork or chopstick. Keep poking at the food, sometimes bringing it to your mouth but then dropping it when people aren't looking.<br><br>
-Stuff your napkin with the food and toss it under the table.<br><br>
-Spread out your food throughout your plate to make it look like you've eaten some of it.<br><br>
-Mix the food up.<br><br>
-Spill your drink on your plate.<br><br>
-Knock your plate over.<br><br>
-An understanding friend can help you eat your food. This person can also help sabotage your meal like knocking the plate over for you.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
For the most part, you're screwed. If it's a big event like a wedding, then suck it up and take one for the team. No need to be rude and give raw foodists a bad name. The last wedding I went to had these gross baked cheese things, but on closer inspection it turned out they were sitting on leaves of kale! So guess what I ate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Uhh...why even order anything if you are just going to do that? If you just want to go out to socialize why not just have a tea or something and sit with them while they eat?
 

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I agree, do not pretend. It is easy to go out and not eat anything at all than try and make due sometimes.<br><br><br><br>
Yes, they will feel awkward but hey, thats life.
 

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Yes, they will feel awkward but hey, thats life.</div>
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Good point. If you approach your diet with confidence, <i>they</i> should be the ones feeling awkward, not you. (This also applies to being a vegetarian in general.)<br><br><br><br>
But I understand your situation. It's a social outing, so you should be as social as possible. I usually order 3 large tomato juices, line them up in front of me and make jokes about how vampires are superior beings. They either laugh or get really scared. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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Uhh...why even order anything if you are just going to do that? If you just want to go out to socialize why not just have a tea or something and sit with them while they eat?</div>
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My post was a joke... Yes, it's clearly obvious to not order anything or to refuse the offered food. Maybe if it's something your significant other worked hard to cook just for you, no one will get angry with you refusing cooked food. Just don't expect them to accept your raw food in return unless you try some of theirs. That's been my experience.
 
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