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Have a great meal at this factory, just don’t eat the cheesecake!

Strawberries and whipped cream. A lot less points than cheesecake.

Strawberries and whipped cream. A lot less points than cheesecake.

It was my daughter’s 14th birthday recently and she wanted to go to the Cheesecake Factory and shop afterwards to celebrate. I smiled at here weakly, thinking to myself, “Oh Crap, the Cheesecake Factory? Every thing to eat there is a bajillion calories, the portions are enormous, and what’s worse everything is delicious.” You know the drill, birthdays come but once a year, and I can’t let my kids down, so off we went. Here are a couple of tried and true tips to get you through the “hungry” spots.

  • Visit the Cheesecake Factory’s website to read their menu’s nutrition facts
  • Order something from the Skinnnylicious menu (I got the veggie burger)
  • Order an unsweetened drink rather than a high calorie beverage, if you must have a drink, have a rum and diet coke or a light beer
  • Don’t eat the bread on the table or just allow yourself a small nibble
  • Don’t even look at the Cheesecake. LOL!! If you must have some, split it with as many people as possible. Did you know the low carb cheesecake is 600 calories a slice and packs a whalloping 28 grams of saturated fat?
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