I'm finding it easier and I'm finding it easier and easier to eat out. Just don't be afraid to ask for substitutions. Most places are more then willing to swap out a side of fries with a house salad or some fresh or steamed veggies. A few places even offer protein or Atkins specials although they may not be listed on the menu. Doesn't hurt to ask. I know Islands and L&L BBQ does. I absolutely love the L&L Atkins special.