P.R. asks from Orlando, FL on January 08, 2007
R.H. answers from Orlando on January 09, 2007
I am not fully aquainted with The South Beach diet, but Season's 52 is a fantastic restaurant that is health conscious. There are two locations in Orlando, (One in Altamonte Springs and one off of Sadlake Road on "Restaurant Row") Although each of their entrees are less than 475 calories, their selection and quality is outstanding. The menu items rotate with the seasons (hence, the name) so, there is no chance of getting bored. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
R.T. answers from Orlando on January 09, 2007
I am not too sure about any info on healthy restaurants, but I noticed that you are a speech & language pathologist. I do have a question for you, if you don't mind. My youngest daughter will turn two next weekend. She is not talking yet, but recently we have noticed that she is changing the pitch in her voice and making more variable noises. Her receptive language is a lot better than her expressive, which I imagine would be normal in most cases with young children. She definately understands simple commands and will follow them if she wants too. She can hear just fine as well. She has been demonstrating selective hearing for sometime now. And I thought that would not happen until she was a teenager. I was wondering how "normal" it is for a toddler to be late with speech. She has been behind the curve for crawling and walking as well, but she finally did it. She is now starting to copy her 3 yr. old sister as well. We have seen her morph from this laid back watch the world go by type of child into I am going to go full speed ahead and fully investigate everything in my path type of child. We know our ped. is going to refer us to developmental pediatrics when we take her for her 2 yr. check up. They have already mentioned this at other visits when we had her in for illnesses. For a while I thought it would be a good idea, but now that I am seeing these changes in her my gut feeling is that she is just fine. She is just taking her time about talking. I feel like they are too conservative with the time frame of children accomplishing certain milestones. SHe is the opposite of her sister. Her sister crawled at 6 mo. and walked at 9 mo. She crawled right after her first b-day and started walking at 18 months. Our ped. wanted us to see a muscular specialist for that too. But we declined because we honestly felt there was nothing wrong and she would crawl and walk when she was ready. I am getting long winded here and I appologize. I just wanted to know if it is somewhat normal for a child about to turn two not to be talking, but fully responding to her environment. Thanks for any input!
M.S. answers from Orlando on January 09, 2007
Texas D'Brazil on International Drive has an amazing Salad Bar as well as all you can eat different cuts of meat including beef,chicken and pork. This is the perfect restaurant for a person on South Beach. I was previously on this diet and it worked for me also! Good Luck. Oh yah, it is a little pricey at $50 a person, but once you go there they start emailing you coupons for 25-50% OFF.
M.B. answers from Orlando on January 09, 2007
Seasons 52 off of Sand Lake is nice and health conscious. All of the dishes are 450 calories or less. No bread is served with dinner. It is also has a great wine selection. You can request to be seated outside which overlooks Sand Lake. My husband and I were impressed.