Last night my husband and I went out for a Birthday dinner for one of our friend's. Wednesday is our day to have one cheat meal so we knew that we would be over in calories. We shared 1 appetizer, 1 entree and 1 dessert -- this is what we normally would have eaten on our own so we only eat half of what we would have consumed a month ago. I thought we were doing quite well sharing.
I went to the restaurant`s web site and looked up the nutrition and we entered our dinners into nutrition tracker. What a shock! The calories! The sodium! In one shared meal we had gone way over our daily totals!
(We had calamari to start, a Cesar salad, steak dinner with veg, twice baked potato, and a brownie sundae. A straight martini, and red wine.)
These cheat days allow us to maintain sanity but this has opened our eyes even wider to what our habits used to be and what to think about when we are out.