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LBlackman
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I am starting the diet next week and my company is taking us to lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse and I was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything at all I can eat there and what the max iodine limit per day is? They can't understand why I can't just eat a salad and bring my own home made dressing....
Thanks
Lynne

nasher
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from thyca.org
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Also, this is a "low-iodine" diet, NOT a "no-iodine" diet and NOT an "iodine-free" diet. A low-iodine diet reduces iodine consumptionc(on most diets to below 50 micrograms (mcg) of iodine per day (on some diets to below 80-100 mcg per day). The American Thyroid Association recommends that the low-iodine diet include less than 50 mcg of iodine per day. (The Recommended Daily Allowance of iodine is 150 mcg per day for adults. One teaspoon of iodized salt contains 400 mcg of iodine.)
During your time on the diet, you may freely eat any foods that are low in iodine (up to 5 mcg per serving). There are lots of foods that you can eat. Pages 10 and 11 have lists. However, avoid foods high in iodine (over 20 mcg per serving). Also, many thyroid cancer specialists' guidelines recommend limiting foods that are moderate in iodine (5 to 20 mcg per serving).
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looking at the menu nutrition info http://www.longhornsteakhouse.com/menu/nutritional_information.asp

the only things i can find are
side disses- lunch menu
Baked Potato - Plain zero mg
Sweet Potato - Plain zero mg

kids menu
Banana Berry Smoothie zero mg

the Grilled Chicken Salad is 190 mg
the Grilled Chicken Tenders is 150 mg
...

the salids they have there range from 600-1770 mg sodium... i dont know if its iodized or sea salt or non iodized but i would assume that potato is about the only option there

there 7 oz steak has 510 mg sodium.. again dont know iodized or not.

unfortunatly on the LID it is almost imposible to eat out. mabey you can call the resturant and ask what salt type they use iodized or sea or non iodized. (unless its non iodized you will run into problems)

remember One teaspoon of iodized salt has 400 mcg of iodine.

wish i had better news for you there but i am guessing you are going to have to miss it.

LBlackman
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Thanks Craig,
My boss read this too and she said "well you can get the baked potato and grilled chicken tenders" so maybe I will do that and make my dressing at home to eat on them. You are such a good person to have looked it up for me. I wish you luck on your diet and scan.
Lynne

LBlackman
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Actually my scan is the week of May 9th so should I wait until May 1st or 2nd to start it? I haven't done it before Craig so I don't know.....

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Baldy
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Mine was just shy of three weeks total. Two weeks + 4 days, take the I-131 & off LID, 7 days later scan. I'm guessing it varies from hospital to hospital and doctor to doctor.

LBlackman
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My Dr. states there is not enough research to warrant putting me on a LID. However she did say that the diet I was doing before my previous scans, which contained alot of high iodine foods may have affected the results. She said I could do it, but gave me no instructions whatsoever.....

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Baldy
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I think you may be the only person on here whose doctor is saying this. I say MAY because I get the feeling that if it were up to him, mine may well say the same thing. I'm guessing that it is the Nuclear Medicine department that has the requirement. They specifically asked if I had been following my LID. When I asked my doctor about the spot urine Iodine test I got the feeling he didn't really care if I followed it or not.

Alan

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my doctor told me his guidelines for the LID

1 week for just scans
2 weeks if they expect to do radiation treatment

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