I just kind of guesstimate what I'm eating and don't worry about it too much. I try not to eat out more than once a week, so I consider that a treat and don't stress about it. I'll just search for whatever I've eaten, choose the option that seems the closest to me, and leave it at that. I'm pretty accurate the rest of the week, so if I'm off a little for one or two meals, it doesn't seem to hurt me.
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Hmmm I also struggle with this and I am a dietitian! I hear you on staying with local restaurants. If you are going to eat out, might as well have something delicious!
I just do my best. I know portion sizes pretty well so I enter the main components and then try to remember how it was prepared. I usually err on the side of more calories - sometimes, depending on the restaurant, I throw in a couple extra tablespoons of butter just because I'd rather be safe than sorry!
Kind of a junky answer - I guess maybe that is motivation to do more healthy cooking at home! It's the only way you are guaranteed to know exactly what you are putting into your body!
Wishing you a happy and HEALTHY New Year! Liz
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Over the past year my husband and I have decided to make some changes in where we eat out. Almost exclusively now we only eat out at local restaurants here in town and when we travel. Staying away from big chain sit down restaurants and fast food places.
My problem becomes tracking, Some of these places don't even have websites and I have found next to no places that have nutritional information. Does anyone have a good system for tracking at local restaurants?
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